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Roller Skating in the News #6

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

Puslinch introduces new drop-in roller-skating program

05/24/2023 | Ken Hashizume | Puslinch, Ontario, Canada

Residents in Puslinch will be dusting off those four-wheeled shoes. The township announced on Tuesday that a new drop-in roller-skating program is taking place at the Optimist Recreation Centre Rink on Brock Road. See more:

Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll: Richard Humphrey's Skate Journey

05/26/2023 | Pendarvis Harshaw and Marisol Medina-Cadena | San Fransisco, CA

Every Sunday San Francisco’s Richard Humphrey teaches roller dance classes in San Leandro; his students have the honor of learning from someone who has been on quad skates for five decades. See more here:

Fun fact: This piece was originally a part of Rightnowish’s 2021 series, Roll With Us, all about the Bay Area’s community and culture on wheels.

'A family you feel safe with': Hartford Area Roller Derby fosters athleticism and inclusivity

05/26/2023 | Ryan Caron King | Hartford, CT

Four years ago, Sue McFarland never thought she’d be on a roller derby team. She was 51 years old and hadn’t skated for over 20 years. But she played rugby in college, so she thought she’d give it a try. See more here:

Humble woman skates 1,100 miles to Chicago to honor her late mother

05/24/2023 | Lindsay Peyton | Houston, TX

Natalia Victoria was in the depths of grief when the inspiration struck for a major leap of faith. See more here:

Margot Robbie has added 'rollerskate dance' to her list of fitness talents

05/24/2023 | Bridie Wilkins | London, UK

Margot Robbie’s new movie Barbie is basically all we’ve been talking about since it was announced, and she’s just got us even more excited in her interview with Vogue US.

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