Updated: Jan 19
Do you want to learn more about the history of Roller skating without having to leave your home or spend your own time researching the internet? Check out the National Museum of Roller Skating’s Audio Tour.
The museum is separated into four sections: The History of Roller Skating, Roller Skating in Pop Culture, Roller Skating Competitions, and a final arrangement of Worldwide History.
The History of Roller Skating
The first six audio exhibits cover the history of roller skating:
The First Roller Skates LISTEN
Patented Roller Skates LISTEN
The Father of the Modern Roller Skating LISTEN
The "Newest" Craze LISTEN
The Disco Era LISTEN
Roller Skating in Pop Culture
The next three audio exhibits cover how roller skating has impacted pop culture.
7. Pop Culture! Skating in Lines: Roller Skating and Comics LISTEN
8. Pop Culture! Orchestras, Organs, & Disco: Music in the Rink LISTEN
9. Pop Culture! Movies: Roller Skating Across the Silver Screen LISTEN
Roller Skating Competitions
Roller Skating has many forms of competition, including hockey, speed, dance, figure, and derby. These competitions have an extensive history and you can hear it all through the following audio exhibits:
10. Competition: The History of Hockey on Wheels LISTEN
11. Competition - Speed Skating LISTEN
12. Competition - Dance Skating LISTEN
13. Competition - Figure Skating LISTEN
14. Competition - Derby LISTEN
Assortment of Roller Skating History
The final few attractions the National Museum of Roller Skating has to offer include a wide variety of different exhibits that cover: When Skating Goes to War, Roller Skating Carhops, Jam Skating, Skating Vanities, and many more.
15. C. W. Lowe's Tent Rink LISTEN
16. When Skating Goes to War LISTEN
17. Skating for Others LISTEN
18. Roller Skating Car Hops LISTEN
19. Jam Skating LISTEN
20. Extravaganza on Wheels: The Skating Vanities LISTEN
21. Vaudeville LISTEN