NewsBlog Roller Skating Association Goes to NY, Partners with Nickelodeon for Worldwide Day of Play
Roller Skating Association Goes to NY, Partners with Nickelodeon for Worldwide Day of Play
By Lynette Anacker
September 9, 2015
The Roller Skating Association is thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play in the famous Prospect Park in New York on September 19, 2015!
Over the last several years, these efforts have been supported by President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, David Beckham, Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Reese, Chris Paul, KeKe Palmer, Victoria Justice and more.This event is a health and fitness initiative featuring more than 30 national organizations including the NFL, NBA, US Tennis Association, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, YMCA and now the Roller Skating Association! We will, as part of this partnership, be leading an “ACTIVation” - which will consist of children approximately 6-13 years of age skating on a 40’ x 40’ roller skating floor. The RSA will be overseeing the rotating skate sessions throughout the day.
As it has since 2004, Nickelodeon will suspend programming on September 26 and focus on WWDoP across all of its TV channels - Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons and TeenNick- and websites from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (ET/PT) urging kids to “get up, go outside and go play.” Millions of kids and families across the U.S. and worldwide are expected to participate in thousands of events in dozens of countries, including roller skating.
Parents are encouraged to check with their local roller skating rink and www.kidsskatefree.com member rinks to find out what they have planned for the Worldwide Day of Play and to make sure to register their kids for free passes a week prior to the event.
If you would like to ask your local roller skating rink to participate, ask them to sign up at http://nickbighelp.com/wwdop/register-wwdop-event.php so that we have as many roller skating rinks included as possible! And make sure to look for the Roller Skating Association on your local Nickelodeon channel in the upcoming weeks.