Do you know the rules of the rink? We’re not here to put a damper on your good time. In fact, following the rules makes skating even more fun! Why? A few simple skating rules minimizes injuries, keeps things running smoothly, and prevents other skaters from blocking your path (and vice versa). Enjoy the benefits of roller-skating without worrying about tripping over wayward kids. Follow these skating rules for Chester Skateland!
5 Rules for Rink Safety
- Stay in your lane. Are you a newbie skater? Skate near the wall, where you’ll have something to hold onto for balance. Are you a pro at skating tricks? Stay in the middle where there’s room to get wild. Love speed, but prefer smooth skating? The rest of the rink is for you! Stay in your lane to prevent skating pileups. And remember: always skate in the same direction as the rest of traffic.
- Break up the group. It’s fine to skate in groups of two (or even three, if the rink isn’t crowded), but skating four or five abreast isn’t just rude, it’s dangerous.
- Go low-tech. What happens when you drop your phone on the skating floor? It trips up another skater, causing injuries and some serious damage to your phone (plus crunched fingers for you, if you’re trying to grab it before it gets damaged). Before rolling onto the rink, leave phones, loose jackets, and anything else you might drop with your shoes in a locker.
- No food or drinks on the rink. If you need a refreshment, take a breather by the snack bar.
- Pay attention! You may be a pro, but plenty of skaters are just learning a love of skating. Keep an eye out for stray kids and shaky skaters.
Ready to roll? Come to Chester Skateland!