Roller Skating

The last time I went roller skating, I'm pretty sure I wasn't asked whether I wanted inline skates or quad skates.  That's how long it's been.  My roller skating hiatus is over now, though.  Amber, Flat Justice, and I went roller skating tonight.

Lacing up my rentals

I only fell once, but skating is way harder than I remember it being.  My balance isn't as good, nor are my knees.  Amber is quite the skater, though.  She has her own skates.  She can skate forwards and backwards!  Even at my skating prime, I never mastered the backwards skate.  She didn't do so, but I'm pretty sure she could literally skate rings around me.

Sitting out the backwards skate.

The crowd at the Thursday night "adult" session was bigger than I expected.  I'm quoting adult because I'm pretty sure about 75% of the patrons couldn't legally drink.  And probably 97% of them were way better than me on skates.  I'll admit, I figured that skating, at least at rinks on quads was dying off, but if the Thursday night crowd at the Skate King is any indication, it is doing okay.

Tonight wasn't quite the nostalgia trip that I thought it would be.  This was a much nicer rink than the one I skated at in my youth - there was no duct tape on carpet or benches anywhere to be seen.  The differences in the rinks probably wasn't what was keeping me anchored in the here and now, though.  I'm guessing it was me concentrating so much on not falling on my ass.  Get me more relaxed and next time I'll probably have flashbacks.  Especially if they play some 80s music.  Safety Dance would do nicely. 

By the way, the rink didn't have any two dimensional skates, so Flat Justice had to sit out tonight.  We all had a fun time, nevertheless.

1 comment for “Roller Skating”

  1. Gravatar of AmberAmber
    Posted Friday, March 16, 2012 at 4:10:27 PM

    Yeah, I've never felt that old on adult night. It was still cool though and I am really glad that skating on quads isn't dead

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