We like to write about our favorite sport, roller skating! You’ll find fun articles and insights into the sport along with helpful hints about roller skating and its benefits.

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 details. Roller...

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April Home School Skate

Spring is here and what better time to get together with other home schooling families than at Sk8world of Portage for our April Home School Skate on April 10th from 1-3pm. Roller skating is a great way to get exercise while making new friends and having fun! Some...

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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...

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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 patented...

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JB Adult Skate Nights

Beginning Sunday 1/13/19 from 7:30PM - 10:30pm is dedicated to the famous "JB" style of skating at Sk8world in Portage IN. As referenced in our recent blog post, JB skating is a style that has a huge following among adults 18+. An HBO documentary produced by John...

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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,...

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Lacing up your Roller Skates

Lacing up your skates is a big deal. No, not the difficulty of it - that's something most 6 year olds can do. Did you know you can lace up your roller skates in different ways to benefit your feet? Most feet are not perfectly formed and therefore we offer that there...

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Skate Maintenance Mondays

We get it, you can't go roller skating on Monday at Sk8world in Portage Indiana. Monday, being the first day of the work week is a great time to plan your skating time as well as checking out your skates. Sk8world has a great schedule of public skate sessions so take...

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A roller rink reborn in Portage Indiana

So many roller rinks around the country are closing, there's certainly room for a story of a roller rink with a happy ending. Sk8world of Portage Indiana was one of those closed rinks. Formerly known as R-Way that had been closed for a while went up for sale. Current...

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