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Roller Skating in the News #15

(07/22/2023 to 07/28/2023)

Let the good times roll! The NMRS is here to update you with recent news from around the country and abroad. The NMRS hopes to share the most recent news each week on all areas of roller skating -- sport, recreation, and business. If you know of any news articles highlighting roller skating and would like us to share them, please contact directorcurator@rollerskatingmuseum.org!


Made in Minnesota: How Rollerblade founder turned inline skates into wheels of fortune

07/26/2023 | Maury Glover | Waconia, MI

On a 40-acre farm on the edge of Lake Waconia, there are interesting inventions scattered around the property. See more: https://www.fox9.com/news/made-in-minnesota-how-rollerblade-found-turned-inline-skates-into-wheels-of-fortune


Roller skating returning to Canalside in August

07/25/2023 | Evan Anstey | Buffalo, N.Y.

Soon, Canalside will be opening up to roller skaters. Starting Aug. 11 and lasting through Oct. 29, roller skating will return to Canalside for a third season. Kicking off this year of skating, there will be a DJ and games on opening day, with themed skate nights every Friday. See more: https://www.wivb.com/community/things-to-do-buffalo-ny/roller-skating-returning-to-canalside-in-august/


Cloverdale skaters take it to the streets

07/26/2023 | Mary Jo WInter | Cloverdale, CA

Most folks in Cloverdale know 47-year-old Monique “MoE” Hernandez-Evans as the hard-working co-owner of MoE’s Eagles Nest Deli, but may not know her roller derby persona, Ms. Kitty MAULHer. See more: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/women-on-a-cloverdale-roller-derby-team-strap-on-skates-and-hit-streets-eve/


The history of roller skating in Frederick (part 2)

07/24/2023 | Christina Martinkosky and Chrissy Ringel | Frederick, MD

In the last Preservation Matters column, published on July 3, we explored part of the early history of roller skating in Frederick. See more: https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/lifestyle/history/the-history-of-roller-skating-in-frederick-part-2/article_7a9ec777-6b8b-5cd7-a60f-d7376f4bcfa0.html


GO 419: Retro Skate Party at Glass City Metropark Thursday evening

07/27/2023 | Jonathan Monk | Toledo, OH


While the ice is away, the Roaring Fork Roller Derby will play

07/22/2023 | Rich Allen | Aspen, CO

In its heyday, the Roaring Fork Roller Derby was a globally-ranked flat track squad in conjunction with 10th Mountain Roller Dolls out of Eagle. See more: https://www.aspendailynews.com/news/while-the-ice-is-away-the-roaring-fork-roller-derby-will-play/article_22acc86e-287d-11ee-84ed-472bd49f09ad.html


How to shop for Rollerblades, according to skating pros

07/26/2023 | Bethany Heitman | U.S.

Cargo pants, slip dresses, scrunchies — 90s trends are having a big resurgence. But it’s not just fashion that is throwing it back a few decades. More and more people are slipping on Rollerblades (also known as inline skates) to exercise, to get from place to place or to just have some fun. See more: https://www.nbcnews.com/select/shopping/best-rollerblades-rcna96512


Skates On A Plane: Can You Pack Roller Blades In Your Hand Luggage?

07/27/2023 | Mark Finlay | U.S.

If you love skating and want to continue your hobby on your trip, could you carry your skates in your hand luggage? Inline skates, or rollerblades, can trace their origin back to the 1760s when Belgium clock and instrument maker John Joseph Merlin experimented by putting wheels on ice skates. Featuring brass wheels Robert John Tyers of London patented his Rolito inline skates in 1823. See more: https://simpleflying.com/rollerblades-in-hand-luggage-guide/








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