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What age is best to learn to roller skate?

We get this question all the time at Sk8world of Portage from people of all ages. Summed up in one sentence is this (and then we’ll go into details): If you can walk forwards and backwards with balance you can roller skate. Now let’s delve into a few...

Find love roller skating this Valentines Day

Roller rinks around the country are filled with people that love to roller skate, particularly Sk8world of Portage Indiana. The truly dedicated go more than once a week. It is the perfect place to meet a future love and many rinks have had numerous proposals right in...

10 Fun Facts About Roller Skating

Roller Skating has a long history going back to 1735 when John Joseph Merlin thought it would be a grand idea to create shoes with wheels so he could crash a party while playing the violin and well…he did. He crashed into a large mirror. Monsieur Petitbled...

Roller Skates Rent or Buy?

Why rent skates The choice of equipment you use for any sport can make the difference between really progressing in skill level and enjoyment or deciding that a sport is not your cup of tea. Roller skating is no different than having your own bowling ball and shoes,...

Holiday Gift Ideas for your favorite Skater

With the holiday season already here you might need some gift inspiration for your favorite skater! Roller skating is a popular and healthy activity enjoyed by people of all ages. Nothing pleases them more than a gift that relates to their favorite pastime. Just like...