Roller Skating

Roller skating is like ice skating but you’re on four wheels, not blades. You don’t need ice like ice skating, you just use any smooth floor. There’s only two basic varieties on skates: quad roller skates and inline skates, also known as blades, though some have experimented with a single-wheeled "quintessence skate" or other variations on the basic skate design.

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Roller Skating

What are indoor roller skating rinks made of?

wood and tiles and waxed floor and that is what makes the floor slippery

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Roller Skating

Can you turn your roller skate into an ice skate?

No. You can't but on Figure Skates you can get wheels put on them and then you will have Roller Skates

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Roller Skating

Where can you find information about the Riverview roller rink?

Riverview roller rink
  • My friends and I skated there every Friday night, then went straight into the "Park" and went on rides until closing time, around midnight. Then we walked about two miles home up Clybourne Ave to the Projects where we lived. You could do that then.
  • My father worked as a guard at Riverview in the 60's until when it burned down. I have photos of the fire. I remember as a kid seeing the smoke from Horner Park while playing little league. We thought WGN was burning. After we drove to fire it turned out to be the rink. If there is interest leave a post. I'll send the pictures to the Hub web page. I also found some photos of the inside of the rink in my father's collection. Maybe they will put them on their web site. They do keep track of the yearly Hob, Axle Riverview reunion.
  • I grew up skating at Riverview every Thursday, Friday, Sat and Sunday night and every Sat. Sunday matinee. I knew Bill Rebel, Tim Buckwinkler and many others - Theresa and Cheryl (the twins)...anyone from the rink interested in communicating please let me know. I also have pictures of the fire courtesy of Tim Buckwinkler. Unfortunately I never had the chance to attend any of the reunions Tim ran - wish I had.
  • Yeah, I remember Riverview Roller Rink! I spent some of the best Fri and Sat nites of my life there in the late 60's. I remember the twins, Spanky, Bruce and Chick. I hung around with Judy, Kim and Isabelle. I believe Judy and Bruce got married after high school. Russ was the best organist EVER. I just loved listening to him play. Several years ago I had been in touch with his daughter.She was living in California. Unfortunately, we somehow lost touch and I haven't been able to find her again. She has tapes of her dad's playing his wonderful music.
  • There is a video tape available that has about 10 minutes of silent home film of the roller rink. It shows the outside of the rink, footage of people skating on the inside and of the fire.

I found it in my dad's collection along with some audo tapes labeled Russ Young. I assume it is recordings of him playing. I believe it is put out by Chuck Wlodarczyk. My copy is on beta. Maybe they have added more footage on the current version that is listed at 2 hours.

  • My girlfriends Nancy and Pam and myself used to skate the matinee's on Saturday and Sunday. Following on Sunday'a we were so called teachers that for an hour had four to six people in our group. We would teach dance steps. Such as the Fox Trot...Waltz...Romp and many more. There were many teacher's and you really thought that you were something else if you passed the test to become one. I remember you were something special if you were asked to skate by any one of the guards. There was also a rivalry between Riv and the Hub.
  • I started skating riverview since i was 4 years old, to the day it was burnt down. I started as a pain in the back side to the floor guards, so they all got tired of sitting on the bench. So they adopted me as my little brother. I skated there probly 5 times a week. I worked in the court room, skate room, the baby rink as a floor guard, then finally the big floor. By this time we were all family. Guys like Tim Buckwinkler, Mike Buckles, Al Rebel, Jody, Gary, Don, Steve, and many more. I new everybody at riverview. 33 years later, I can still walk to the bottom of the bridge, walk in the front door, know exactly where to pay to get in,walk down the isle around the organ pass the first aid room add back to the guards room.
  • There is a site that lists the parts of the Riverview organ parts that were integrated into a Wurlitzer in Mesa, Arizona. At least part of the rink lives on in sound.
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Skating
Roller Skating

Was there a roller skating ring in sangertown square mall?

yes, it was located in the wing where the movie theater used to be...also once upon a time where the 2nd arcade (park place) was located....there was a half wall along the front and you walked in down the left side...loved it there...large wood floor great music life was good!

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Roller Skating

What is the best flooring for Roller skating rink?

hard, but not rough wood is the best floor for rollerskating. if u want to see what i mean then go to Rollerdrome, if u don't have one nearby then type it up on Google

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Skating
Roller Skating

Where was the Axel Roller Skating Rink?

A young artist named Griesel, with the following biography, "Grisel was born and raised in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Her time as a teenager was spent commuting to Hyde Park's Kenwood Academy, where she was an awarded fine artist, and learning from Chicago artists in clubs in Pilsen, Wicker Park and Bucktown. As an adult, she earned a B.A. in journalism and established herself as a journalist at Extra Bilingual Community Newspapers. She earned her master of education degree from The University of Illinois at Chicago, where she taught language arts and research writing to high school students. " wrote the following lyrics to this song: "At the Axel Roller Rink The wheels were spinning, were spinning Breeze hitting our faces tasted of winning, of winning But with all the spinning 'round The dizziness was bound To make us come down, down " Found at website: Louderarts.com I have no clue as to what the first so-called answer is supposed to mean. Anyway, The Axel Roller Rink (or Axle) was located in Norridge on Harlem Avenue at about Montrose (4400 N). When viewing from Harlem Ave The Norridge Theater is set far back on the lot to the right and the Axel was close to Harlem and on the left. The building still stands but now houses several retail stores in the front and a childrens pizza place on the side where the main entrance to the floor used be. There was also an Axel Roller Rink in DesPlaines or Niles just north of Golf Road on Milwaukee Avenue. It was very popular in the mid and Late 1970s and closed sometime in the early 1980s. The building is still there and has housed a SYMS clothing store for more 15 years. It closed in the fall of 1985. The one in Norridge was previously known as the Hub Roller Rink. We used to go there in the 50's for fun on a Friday or Saturday, and to pick up girls. My grandmother and grand uncle taught me to skate at the Norridge location in the very early 1970's. On Thursday Nights they had family skates that were so much fun. It was so colorful and exciting to see the people and skate to the Organ. There was a multi-colored sign that lit up to show what kind if skate it was. (Group, couples, fox-trot, free skate..) The Axel was my favorite place as a kid. The last time I was there I rang in New Years 1984. The years had changed it from a delightful family place of days gone by, to a Disco Haven, but never as much of a Disco Haven as Rainbo became.... The same company, M&R Amusement owned three rinks. All were called The Axle.
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In Countryside, on Route 66, just east of LaGrange Road
In Norridge, 4510 N. Harlem. Phone 453-3114 formerly The Hub - for much info on this rink visit the related link
In Niles, on Milwaukee Avenue north of Golf Rd. Phone 297-7030

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Roller Skating

What type of simple machine does roller skates count as?

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Roller Skating

What are the learning steps in roller skating?

well first u get dha right size. den u put dem on nd tie dha lacez.den u shift yah feet left nd right but u have to make sure that they r spread apart but not so far apart juss a little bit. den u put yah feet out left right, but it must look lik a v in order so u wont fall . but all u have to do iz put dem on nd tie em den u juss skte by maaking a v with yah feet nd putin dem right nd left in a v shape nd that iz so simple!!!.!!!.

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Roller Skating

How much are Chicago Skates at Dick's?

50 to 100 dollars

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Roller Skating

When was roller skates invented?

1700's

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Roller Derby

Can Roller Derby Men's Hybrid G700 Inline Skates be used indoors and outdoors?

I am pretty sure because of the name hybrid. I think, have fun!!!!!

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Skateboarding
Skating
Roller Skating

Can you put skate board wheels on quad roller skates?

the axle and the bearings should be the same, but the overall wheel size may be different.

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What year was the roller skates made?

Early 1700s - Skeelers

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Why were roller skates made?

Back in the late 1700s some people used to ice skate from place to place when there was ice. If there was no ice, they wanted a way to get around. I believe they called themselves the Skeelers.

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Roller Skating

Who invented roller skates?

James Plimpton

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Roller Skating

When was the roller skates invented?

1700's, but better by 1843.

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High School
Roller Skating

Is it safe to roller blade to school?

This depends entirely on the location of your school.

Things to consider include:

1) Can you roller blade?

2) Do you have safety equipment (e.g. helmet, knee/elbow pads, etc.)

3) How many roads must you cross?

4) How busy are the roads?

5) Are you part of a gang?

It is not safe to roller blade to school. It is not safe to roller blade anywhere for that matter. Nothing is safe - even walking has the potential to lead you into dangerous situations. Fear the world, hide indoors, sleep.

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Skating
Roller Skating

Where is the world's longest skating rink?

in Berlin in the centre of the town

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Roller Skating

What is the probability that a students favorite hobby is roller skating?

1/8 chances

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Ice Hockey
Ice Hockey Rules and Regulations
Roller Skating

Can a player skate backwards into the zone if he has possession and complete control of the puck?

A player in hockey can skate backwards into the offensive zone with control of the puck. Hockey rule book says so.

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Science
Physics
Skating
Roller Skating

What kind of energy conversions happen when you roller skate?

There is a large conversion of chemical energy to mechanical energy in the body of the skater. Lots of that! (That may be part of the reason for being out there!) That is what the muscles are doing all the time - converting chemical energy to mechanical energy. The body is a chemical engine, and we convert chemical energy into mechanical energy every moment we are alive. There is more, so let's look! There will be conversion of potential energy to mechanical energy at all time the skater is in motion, too. And mechanical energy is converted to potential energy as well. This may not be obvious, but walking is a constant process of converting potential energy to mechanical energy and vice versa. When we walk, we lean forward and gravity begins to pull us down. We're converting potential energy into kinetic (mechanical) energy. We then put out a foot and lift ourselves back up that tiny bit that we "fell" and that's converting mechanical energy into potential energy because we "lifted" ourselves upright again. Then we start all over with the next step. Make sense? Walking, running or skating all put the same principles into motion. The mechanical energy of friction and its conversion into heat happens in the skates, particularly in the bearings and wheels. The motion - any at all - will create a bit of heat due to friction. The more the motion, the more mechanical energy is converted into heat. Even with good bearings that are properly lubricated, they assembly will warm up. The wheels will be warm to the touch after only a brief time of skating, too. You know why? Yup. Conversion of the mechanical energy of friction into heat energy. There's a lot going on when we skate!

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Roller Skating

When was roller skating invented?

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Why do roller skates have rubber wheels?

Rubber wheels provide a more comfortable ride since they absorb some of the vibration from the surface. They also provide more grip.

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Can a 3 yr old learn roller skating?

I bought these as a gift for my niece. She always wants me to drive her to the rink to skate. Would recommend for beginners. You won't regret the purchase from nettracing online store rollerblades.
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Baking
Ice Hockey Equipment
Roller Skating

How do you bake skate at home?

heat your skates with a hair dryer then place foot inside and do them up then heat again like before

Improved by Scappi 90 on 10/8/09

The above won't work at all. you need to use an oven.

Search here by typing in 'how to bake skates in an oven'.

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