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RSA's Sk8Expo Dates Announced for 2015 - 175 Spots Available!

Don't forget to register for the next big event at the RSA - Sk8Expo - at the beautiful and relaxing TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach in Florida! 

Deadline for reserving your room at the hotel is August 15. After this cut-off date, the prices increase considerably and you may even need to stay in an alternate hotel. Do not delay!

Tradewinds Island Resort

$129.00 per night room rate

Registration Deadline is Aug. 17th, 2015

Please click here to book on-line or call the hotel direct.

Group Code: KSF


Book your room online now! 

Click here to register or purchase booth space today!

Kids Skate Free Hits Milestone Record with 1/2 Million Registered Kids!

The Roller Skating Association International, the official voice of the roller skating industry, is thrilled to announce that in just three months since acquiring Kids Skate Free, a milestone record has been reached – 1/2 million kids have now registered to receive two free roller skating passes weekly for their participating home rink.  

To celebrate this milestone, the 500,000th child, Cobey Greer who signed up with Skatin' Station in Canton, MI, will be receiving a prize pack valued at more than $500, which will include roller skates and other incredible prizes donated by Pepsi, Southeastern Skate Supply, Rebecca’s Toys and Novelties, Riedell Skates, Roller Bones and more.  

The Kids Skate Free program, acquired in March of 2015, encourages children to stay active and fit by offering them two opportunities every week to visit their local participating roller skating rink. RSA President, Robert Bentley, is thrilled with the program and its ability to spread the joy and benefits of roller skating to families around the globe. A rink owner himself, Bentley launched the program in all four of his rinks and was blown away by the response. “In today's era of technology and with a mounting concern of childhood obesity, the Roller Skating Association is committed to health and fitness by encouraging member roller skating rinks to offer free passes through the KidsSkateFree.com program. I signed up all four of my rinks immediately and already have thousands of parents who have registered their children - a true testament to the power of this program. It's a win for parent's wallets, children's health, and roller skating.” 


A few fun facts about roller skating: 

  • 30 minutes of roller skating produces a heart rate of at least 148 beats per minute. 
  • 2x safer than school playground equipment, 3x safer than football and baseball, 4x safer than basketball, 5x safer than riding a bike. There are 400% more injuries playing basketball versus roller skating. 
  • Roller skating works most muscle groups in the body, including quads, abs, calves, glutes and arms. 
  • Roller skating 1 hour per week can burn up to 600 calories. 
  • Roller skating causes less than 50% less stress to joints than running. 
  • According to the American Heart Association, roller skating is one of the top aerobic exercises.  

Parents who wish to participate may visit  www.kidsskatefree.com  and click on their state to begin finding their participating roller skating rink and register to receive free passes. If your local roller skating rink does not participate in the program, the RSA encourages parents to notify the rink that they would like them to participate in the program by downloading the letter available at  www.kidsskatefree.com  and providing to their local rink. 

  • If you are a parent and you would like to receive two free passes every week for up to four children at a participating rink, simply visit www.kidsskatefree.com and click on your state to get started. 
  • If you are an RSA Member and would like to join the Kids Skate Free program, simply click here to get started. It's just $299 for RSA members and $150 to renew. Plus, you'll receive a free poster and 5000 customized postcards for your rink's KidsSkateFree.com address!