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Roller Skating in the News #23

(09/16/2023 to 09/22/2023)

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 directorcurator@rollerskatingmuseum.org!


Star Skate in Ada still rolling along at 40

09/22/2023 | Galen Culver/KFOR | Ada, OK.

Strap them up or pull the laces on four-wheels or inline. Roller skating rinks like Star Skate still watch as kids find their footing and pick up speed in life. Rinks have been around for more than a century, and Star Skate is rolling along at 40 years. Read more: https://kfor.com/news/great-state/star-skate-in-ada-still-rolling-along-at-40/


Recent and well-established roller-skating groups discuss WNC’s coasting community

09/22/2023 | Carmela Caruso | Asheville, NC

It’s the last Saturday in August and one of the hottest nights of the year, but the rink at Carrier Park is filled with skaters. Adults and children wear Rollerblades or quads. Some skate in wide circles around the edges. Others try out new dance moves in small groups. Meanwhile, a few intrepid attendees cling to the walls, taking one shaky step at a time. Read more: https://mountainx.com/news/recent-and-well-established-roller-skating-groups-discuss-wncs-coasting-community/


Hertfordshire skating team for 13-year-old medal winner

09/21/2023 | Danny Fullbrook | Hertfordshire, England, U.K.

Mia Crane, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, won a gold medal and set a new record time at the Roller Speed Skating British Championship. Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-66869051


L.O.L. Surprise! Roller Dreams Racing Will Release In November

09/22/2023 | Gavin Sheehan |

Nighthawk Interactive and MGA Entertainment revealed L.O.L. Surprise! Roller Dreams Racing will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in November. The game is basically a racing title that features all of the characters from the franchise on roller skates, going through a series of courses and challenges that will keep you busy for hours. Read more: https://bleedingcool.com/games/l-o-l-surprise-roller-dreams-racing-will-release-in-november/


As the roller wheel skate spins

09/21/2023 | Staff | Greater Napanee, Ontario, Canada

Roller skating enthusiasts are no doubt feeling the blues lately, as it appears Disco Ball Events' run in Greater Napanee is coming to an end. Read more: https://www.napaneebeaver.ca/as-the-roller-skate-wheel-spins/


Check out the top professional indoor roller skating venue in Asia!

09/17/2023 | Staff | Hangzhou,Zhejiang, China

The Asian Games roller skating events will be held from September 30 to October 7 in the Roller Skating Hall, located at the Qiantang Roller Skating Center in the city of Hangzhou. Read more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2023-09-17/Check-out-the-top-professional-indoor-roller-skating-venue-in-Asia--1naOmKhUXRK/index.html


Speed climbing, roller skating athletes hope Asian Games inspire more Singaporeans to pick up niche sports

09/18/2023 | Staff | Singapore

Athletes representing Team Singapore in Sport Climbing and Roller Skating at the upcoming Asian Games hope their participation and performance will inspire more people to pick up urban sports.Read more: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/asian-games-team-singapore-hangzhou-sport-climbing-roller-skating-urban-niche-inspire-3787966











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