ROLLER SKATING is:

  • TWO TIMES as safe as a playground
  • THREE TIMES safer than football or baseball
  • FOUR TIMES as safe as basketball
  • FIVE TIMES safer than bicycling

(Based on a study by “The Consumer Product Safety Commission” … a survey completed by “National Sporting Goods Association”)

  and… roller skating

  • Burns 350 to 600 calories per hour … that’s a minimum of 100 calories every 20 minutes
  • Improves balance, control, strength, agility, grace, & endurance
  • Improves blood circulation throughout the lungs, heart and other vital organs
  • Is great for girls (who are often hesitant to participate in school sports or other P.E. programs)
  • 63% of roller skating’s 22,000,000 annual participants are female
  •  ATTENTION: Men & Boys … do I have to repeat this  last one??????

Plus … roller skating is:

  • Recognized by “The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports" as one of the top three activities in the nation for all-around fitness. (The other 2 are swimming and jogging.)
  • Endorsed by the “American Heart Association” as a good way to protect the heart and circulatory systems.
  • Promoted by “Special Olympics International” for its social and physical benefits to participants

Finally, roller skating can be enjoyed by people of all ages and experience levels.

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