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Roller Skating in the News #17

Updated: Sep 17, 2023

(08/05/2023 to 08/11/2023)

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, don't hesitate to get in touch with!

Eugene Roller Village is bringing back skating

08/07/2023 | Ronald Clark | Eugene, OR

With the advancement of technology over the years, outdoor activities like roller skating took a big hit in the early 2000s. But lately, skating is once again on the rise - and a local group called Eugene Roller Village is encouraging the community to get involved. Read more:

Put Down Devices Month: Skateland welcomes families for unforgettable roller skating

08/08/2023 | Tony Salazar | Bakersfield, CA

A low-cost activity for the entire family to get active with is roller skating. Read more:

Teen on roller skates flips over 12 people at once to break world record

08/08/2023 | Ben Hooper | Laguna Niguel, CA

A 15-year-old roller skating wunderkind flipped over 12 people and landed safely to break a Guinness World Record. Read more here:

Skating away

08/05/2023 | Staff Writer | Steubenville, OH

Individuals got some exercise at Skateland, a pop-up roller-skating rink placed on Market Street for the Eighties Night First Friday event. Read more here:

How roller skates came about

08/07/2023 | Jim Loboy | Youngstown, OH

Who first thought of the idea of putting tiny wheels on the bottoms of our shoes and going roller skating? Read more here:

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