This initiative for National Roller Skating Month is poised to revolutionize communities across the nation. The RSA is a prominent advocate for anti-bullying, mental health awareness, and the myriad health benefits of roller skating, which continues to pave the way for positive change within the industry.
The design, developed in collaboration with the pilot program Young Men United’s Major Sk8 Therapy Program in North Carolina, enables roller skating rinks to recognize and reward outstanding student role models within their local and national skating centers. Skating centers will have pledge forms, punch cards, and bracelets that reward students nationwide for being a roll model in their communities. In addition to fostering an inclusive and supportive skating environment, the program aligns seamlessly with the RSA's commitment to addressing vital social issues.
1. Learn to Skate Day on October 7: The first Saturday of October is designed to be a day of discovery as roller rinks nationwide welcome newcomers to experience the thrill of roller skating for the first time.
2. Cha Cha Slide Day on October 14: Join us at 3 p.m. local time on the second Saturday of October as we pay tribute to the late DJ Casper, the creative genius behind the Cha Cha Slide. Get ready to groove and slide your way to happiness!
3. Sock it to Cancer Fundraising Campaigns all month long: This nationwide fundraising campaign dedicates proceeds from sock sales to local cancer associations to support research and awareness.
4. Disney Hits Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Promotion: In partnership with the Disney Group, this promotion celebrates the 30th anniversary of Nightmare Before Christmas, and rinks around the country will host fun Disney Halloween Skates for their communities.
Roller skating centers serve as havens for social interaction, promoting the creation of meaningful bonds and the release of endorphins, contributing to both physical and mental well-being. It’s a proven fact: roller skating makes you smile! This activity engages over 640 muscles, including the heart, offering a comprehensive aerobic workout. The RSA encourages people of all ages to embrace an active and healthy lifestyle through roller skating.
Find your nearest roller skating rink by visiting www.rollerskating.com/findarink and using the locator feature, or give us a call at 317-347-2626 Ext. 102, and we can put you directly in contact with the owner of your local roller skating rink!
Parents are encouraged to explore www.kidsskatefree.com to secure two free roller skating passes per child each week and download the MyHownd app on their Android or Apple devices to access these weekly passes.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed sponsors for their unwavering support: Pepsi, JBL Trinity Group, Hownd, and Kids Skate Free.
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Asst. Executive Director
317-347-2626 Ext. 102
317-347-2626 Ext. 104
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