Roller skating is one of those nostalgia-filled activities that never gets old. So, hearing about a Halloween-themed roller skate event coming to Vancouver is music to our ears! Especially because chances like this are few and far between already. Who do we have to thank? Rolla Skate Club!
L'émergence de vidéo sur les médias sociaux a créé un engouement pour la danse sur patins à roulettes. Les ventes de patins ont « explosé » durant la pandémie, selon la fondatrice du Rolla Skate Club de Vancouver, Carla Smith. Des patineuses nous parlent de cette danse qui semble simple, mais qui est plutôt difficile à maîtriser.
I’m not the only one with this newfound obsession: like baking bread and adopting dogs, roller skating has experienced a COVID-related boost in popularity. In Vancouver, the evidence is everywhere: gliding along the seawall, practicing in parking lots, carving bowls in skate parks. [...] Carla Smith, co-founder of Rolla Skate Club, theorizes that it’s an effective outlet for pandemic pressure. “People need a release, they need something to charge their batteries. They want to get outside and learn new things,” she says.
The hottest fads of 2020 seemed to revolve around throwback trends and simple pleasures: going to the drive-in, taking up a new instrument, picnics in the park, baking, and walks around the neighbourhood to keep you from going insane. But no trend was quite as cool as taking up the ultra-retro, athletically-challenging pursuit of roller skating. Thousands of wobbly beginners took to their driveways and cul-de-sacs to take part in the sport, and we wanted to know why.
Whether you’ve picked up roller skating as a hobby during the pandemic or have loved it for years, now is the perfect time for practicing; the weather is getting warmer and rinks are even starting to open back up. Roller skating is great exercise, an entertaining activity, and so much fun to accessorize!
My next guests are creating a global movement to empower women. And they’re using roller skates to do it. They want women to be as powerful in their life, community, and business as they are on their roller skates. They want women to find the beauty in what their body can do and how it feels, not what it looks like, and use that to strengthen each other.
Rolla Skate Club is creating a global movement to empower women. And they're using roller skates to do it. Carla & Lucy want women to be as powerful in their life, community and business as they are on their roller skates. As instructors that taught in class, they had to completely shift their business strategy when things took at turn in 2020. Here they're story on how they continued to bring joy to people's lives using online courses.