A Tribute To Our Most Liked Roller Skating Posts On Facebook!

There’s something nostalgic about roller skating for most people. The sport brings back past times and good memories of when life just seemed a bit more simple. Maybe it was maybe it wasn’t but we do know one thing; roller skating is just as cool as it ever was!

We mixed it up a bit for this post to put our #1 fans in the spotlight to show you what they “like most” about roller skating!

Roller Skate Nation has evolved over the years to appeal to people of all ages and we wouldn’t be here without you guys. We love updating you with all sorts of  roller skating memorabilia, news, pop culture, inspiration and more but take a guess which posts you all engage with most?

You’d be right if you guessed antique and vintage related content!

Here’s a snapshot of our most exciting times on Facebook. Here you will find more information about all of the content we share that received 90 likes and more so sit back and lets dive in!

 The Vintage Skate Case

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These cases are straight up retro and we love them. In fact you can scoop up a case for around $30 if you’re interested. Not only are they a great collector item but they provide ultimate protection for your skates and year long.

You can even use this as a small suit case. Perfect to use for toiletries and other small objects!

The “I Would Kill Myself In Those” High Heeled Boots Roller Skates

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 7.50.22 PMBased on the comments, the general consensus is that these “look dangerous”. We have a quick guide to make your own roller skates but we reckon that you don’t try this at home unless it’s just for fun.

Of course however, you will probably try them if you make them or purchase a pair. Start out on the carpet or the grass before taking it to the streets… just an idea!

Roller Skate Mixer!

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 7.50.44 PMHands down probably the coolest mixer in the world. An Easy Mix mixer from  about the mid 80′s with two classic skate chick photos. Stuff like this is hard to come by these days so consider yourself lucky if you ever make contact with this Easy Mix!

What Roller Skating Taught Me About Living

Did you know this is the title of a blog post you can read here.

Our whole life can be spent afraid of falling; sitting on the sidelines because we’re afraid of scraped knees and bruised egos.

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There’s something special about driving along the interstate and seeing a life size roller skate statue. Legend has it that it was created to promote a nearby roller rink. Sadly, the roller rink is gone but the skate lives on!

In fact, this big skate is listed on yelp.com and here are some reviews:

It’s cute. My kids loved the GIANT roller skate when they were little and loved skating here. Hugo’s was the name of the roller rink Roc!

The fact this giant skate is up for review is awesome. Lol. Yelp has made my day. For what it is, it deserves 5 stars. It’s the best giant skate I’ve ever seen!Pass by it every time we take our drive towards i-95 and Virginia beach. Truly wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t there. My family tells me the building used to be hugo’s dance hall and then a roller rink. I guess they just decided to leave the skate behind. :) I’m glad they did.

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Santa’s List Must Have Roller Skates For Kids!

3 Gift Ideas and Things To Know When Shopping At Roller Skate Nation This Christmas

Has your child roller skated before?

Does he/she enjoy being active throughout the entire year?

Do you think he/she could burn off some energy through one of the most healthy ways possible?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions then you found the right place to shop for roller skates for kids.

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Kids stuff isn’t too complex for the most part but shopping for kids is the hard part. Keep in mind we’re referring to roller skates for kids that are between the ages of eight and fourteen.

Remember when you received a t-shirt or some pajamas for the holidays. You had to fake a smile while you were screaming inside for Nerf guns and roller skates.

Santa made his list and he’s checking it twice this year to be sure he brings all the tots the best roller skates for kids. Here’s a list of quick tips and roller skates for kids that will withstand the wear and tear of active kids without breaking the budget.

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Use Your Smartphone To Get The Most Out Of Roller Skating: Part I

The Best iphone Apps Every Roller Skater Should Download

iphones, smartphones, cell phones…whatever you call the device you spend half your day staring at. Let’s learn how to use them for roller skating. This is the first post in a soon to come blog series to teach you how to use your smartphone in order to optimize and enhance your roller skating and/or inline skating experience. The apps below are supported for iphone users. Stay tuned if you own an android device!

We presume and hope you own a smart device before proceeding with the post. If you don’t, feel free to continue and sharpen up your geeky side right alongside the amazing sport of roller skating.

Whether you are just starting to roller skate and could benefit from simple how to video tutorials while you’re out and about or if you prefer to dive into some awesome data about your average speed and trails you travel, these apps are for you. (ps, click on the icon to view app in app store)

How-To Roller Skate Apps for iOS

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The Most Popular Low Price Roller Skates

Roller Skating is no different than any other type of recreational sport. There will always be the best selling items for each sport and this is especially true for roller skates. Everyone has their own opinion about the best roller skates on the market and roller skating appeals to many different types of skaters. In our opinion, we believe the best roller skates are those that are priced at great prices and that are made by the best brands in the industry.

Our algorithm for researching our most popular and low price roller skates is simple; we researched our database to determine which skates we sold the most of at the best prices.

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3 Ways To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of National Roller Skating Month

The Ronald Reagan presidency occupied most of the 80′s and was a major turning point for the United States. We may hold different opinions in regards to his economic policy later coined “Reaganomics”, but we at Roller Skate Nation believe the best thing left behind from those long eight years was declaring October the “National Roller Skating Month”. Guess what folks? This year marks the 30th anniversary and the sport is still rolling strong. Families throughout the nation and around the world continue to lace up their quad skates to reap all of the benefits of the healthy, entertaining and social sport that began back in 1760.  

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The Evolution of Roller Skates Infographic

A Visual Story of The Development of Roller Skates

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5 Important Things To Considering When Online Shopping For Roller Skates

We all hold our own opinions on in-store shopping vs. online shopping and there are pro’s and con’s of each. Whether you prefer to shop for roller skates at five in the morning from your comfortable sofa or dive into the noisy crowd and wait in lines at the store, one things remains certain: the product remains the same and the only thing different is the way you obtain your knowledge about it…and how fast you get it.

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Shopping online at Roller Skate Nation gives you the benefit of a huge selection of roller skates at affordable prices while maintaining the in-store experience you enjoy. Our employees are highly skilled and passionate about roller skating and you can get in touch with them anytime through our online/real time question and answer portal.

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The Top Five Roller Skating Collector Items

In todays day and age, roller skating has a mass appeal and attracts many different types of skaters and athletes. From speed skating, roller derby, jam skating to artistic skating there are many ways to enjoy the sport. Believe it or not, roller skating dates back to 1760 to the city of London where instrument maker Joseph Merlin attended a masquerade party wearing metal wheeled boots.

From today, that gives us 253 years of roller skating history to dive in and research the coolest and most sought after roller skating collectors items. We know everyone has their own taste when it comes to vintage stuff so we kept one thing in mind when making this list: to bring your attention to a variety of antique, creative and must have items related to roller skating.

It’s time to dust off your shelves and reach for your wallet! These items are a must have for every roller skating enthusiast.

1. Repurposed Roller Skate Truck Multipurpose Center Piece

This would make for an epic trophy for any roller skating competition or roller derby champion. The truck is made from hand with custom parts and it’s up to your imagination for how you use it. Great for holding business cards, condiments and wallets or keys, this fancy truck also makes for an awesome flower vase or candy dish! It is listed on the craft website Etsy for a whopping $875. Too much for your budget? Let’s move forward.

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2. Know Down Knits: 30 Projects From The Roller Derby Track

This one is for the derby chicks. The Naptown Roller Girls of Indianapolis put together a creative 134 page book packed full of crafts specifically for derby players. This book contains great ideas to create your own derby costume. That is if you know how to knit*. The books provides a step by step guide for knitting roller derby jersey quilts, tote bags and more. We know derby dames can be hell on wheels and they carry that style with them off the track.

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3. Roller Skating Bearing Necklace

You’re probably most familiar with this craft and perhaps already have one yourself. If not, now is the time. This collector item is a great addition to your jewelry box and is an easy project. You can either make one yourself or shop around here for one at the price $20. If you choose the first option, we salute your creativity. Just grab an extra bearing and polish it off. Use your favorite gold/silver chain and loop it through the bearing hole and voila.

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4. Yves Saint Laurent Roller Skates

Where high end fashion collides with a do it yourself attitude and high price tag. French fashion designer and creative director of Saint Laurent must of been in need of a serious breakthrough when he placed fancy high top sneakers on some Krytpo Impulse wheels with padded cushioning. They are a budget buster at $895Euros ($1211.56) and were released in June 2013.

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5. Vintage Roller Rink Tickets From Chicago Roller Skate Company

Ready to time warp back to the 1900′s for the ultimate roller skating experience? These vintage roller rink tickets are 100% original and individually marked with their own number. They are even made in the USA and are in great condition. Oh, they also ship for free. Grab a pair of these for yourself or to give as a great gift.

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Did we miss out on any awesome collector items? Please leave a comment below about what you think is a must have roller skating collector item.

 

 

How To Play Roller Derby In Your Living Room

Yes, you read that title right and now that we have your attention we will reveal the secret method for pushing your furniture aside to make room for the ultimate Flat Track Roller Derby, right inside your home!

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Actually this would be fairly impossible to pull off but thanks to a couple great ideas backed by KickStarter, you can bring the strategy, excitement and competitive edge of roller derby right to your living room with the two recent roller derby board games called Impact City Roller Derby and JammerUp. If your not familiar with Kickstarter, it is a website that gives people with ideas the opportunity to bring them to life through raising funds. In the case of the board games, the required funding was mostly for manufacturing and design.

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Top 5 Reasons To Shop At Roller Skate Nation

There are more than five reason that make Roller Skate Nation a great choice for your roller skating needs but I narrowed the list down to focus on the fact of the matter that you when you buy roller skates from us, you are joining a community of avid skaters and gurus of all things skating.

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1. For as popular as online shopping has become, customer service remains one of the most important reasons for why people choose a company. Online shopping can be confusing and roller skates are more complex than what meets the eye. That is why we created live support customer service to answer your questions and concerns about anything related to your shopping and skating experience when you buy roller skates. Next time you’re browsing our site, take notice of the “Contact a Skate Rep!” menu on the lower right of the screen. If no one is available at the moment you request help, just leave your email and a message and a rep will get back asap.

2. We know how it is during the moment of check out when you choose your shipping option and get slapped with a dreaded shipping fee. We offer over 250 roller skates that ship themselves for free and we’ve divided them into 6 categories to help you find what you’re looking for faster for when you buy roller skates.

3. We are Roller Skate Nation based in Columbus Georgia but there are no borders between your order and our warehouse. We love international customers and we’ve partnered with MyUS.com to offer fast and convenient international shipping to more than 225 countries. Just follow these steps for international delivery.

Follow these two steps for international delivery:
1. Get your own U.S. address in America at www.MyUS.com.
2. Use your new U.S. address, provided by MyUS.com, when placing your order with us.

4. If we had to do the math, there are probably thousands of roller skates on sale at any given time on the web and there are only so many types of skates. Lucky for you, you’ve come to one of the biggest roller skate stores with the biggest collection of skates. If you find a skate at a lower price then we will stand by our low price guarantee and match that competitors’ price. This is our 100% skater satisfaction policy. Were happy to offer this service but it’s best to inform yourself of the policy and restrictions that apply. Don’t worry, we make it as easy as possible.

5. We are your one stop shop for all of your skating needs for when you buy roller skates. From mouth guards, bearings to helmets and everything in between, we organized our online store with the both pro skaters and beginners in mind.

Our relationship does not end when the transaction is over. In fact, this is when it starts rolling.