Nothing ruins the fun of roller skating like blisters! Not only are they painful and gross, but if not treated properly they can get infected and become dangerous. Take some advice from Chester Skateland on how to prevent skating blisters.
If you do get a blister, wash it gently with soap and warm water, and cover it with a blister bandage. Try not to pop it, as this can lead to infection. If it does burst, make sure to keep the area clean and covered with a bandage.
But how do you prevent blisters? First of all, always wear socks. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people skip this step! Roller skates aren’t like sandals–you’ve got to wear socks with them or you’ll regret it. This is especially true if you’re renting your skates from Chester. We won’t let you wear our skates without socks on, after all. Make sure your socks are thick, long enough to cover your calf over the top of the skate boot, and not so big that they’ll bunch up at your toes and cause friction.
Second, make sure your skates fit. If you’re wearing skates that are too big, your feet will slip around and rub against the skates, causing blisters or worse. And don’t be afraid to try on multiple skates before you settle on a size. If you have any questions about what size skate you should be wearing, or about anything else, don’t guess–ask the staff at Chester Skateland to give you a hand!