General Skating Times at Victorian Roller Skating Centre
Learn to Skate Class – Preschool Kids 10:00 to 11:00 Wed Morning – School Terms
Learn to Skate Class – 10 to 10:45 Sat Morning – All Year
Monday – Friday: 10.00 AM- 2.30 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Inline Hockey
Wednesday: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursday: 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM Quad Hockey
Friday Night: 5.30 PM – 7.30 PM (Disco – Family Night)
Saturday: 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM and 1.30 PM – 3.30 PM
Sunday: 11.30 AM – 1.30 PM and 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM
Skate/Blade Hire: $ 3.00
Skating is a way of life
Great as a cross training exercise:
Roller skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits and caloric consumption, reduction of body fat, and leg strength development. So if you’re an athlete and you’re looking for an activity to keep you in shape during the off season, pick up a pair of roller skates!
Calorie burning (fat burning):
An average-sized man who weighs around 190 pounds can expect to burn about 10 calories each minute of roller skating, while an average-sized woman weighing 163 pounds can expect to burn about 9 calories per minute. The calorie-burning benefits of roller skating add up quickly; you can burn between 300 and 600 calories if you skate for a full hour.
Good for mood:
Have you ever seen a person roller skating and frowning at the same time? Of course not! Between the music, lights, sunlight, social aspect, health benefits and fun, roller skating is one of the most fun workouts!
Works the arms and legs:
Skating works the legs and glutes as you power through movement, while your arms and core get a workout as you balance your body during the movement. According to GetRolling.com, roller skating helps build strength, especially in the muscles of the lower body. Stronger muscles and better coordination work together to prevent injuries and keep you active and limber as you age.
Great for improving balance, agility and coordination:
Roller skating helps improve balance with the strength of abdominal and lower-back muscles, since you must maintain a steady core to stay upright. Coordinating balance and leg movement improves coordination.
Strengthen the heart:
The American Heart Association recognizes roller skating as an effective aerobic exercise that helps strengthen the heart. According to research conducted at the Universitat Konstantx, moderate roller skating increases a skater’s heart rate to levels ranging from 140 to 160 beats per minute, while skating at top speeds can increase heart rate up to around 180 beats per minute.
In addition to increasing muscle strength, roller skating can help increase muscle endurance. Adding a few uphill climbs to each skating session trains your muscles, along with your cardiovascular system, to use the body’s energy stores more efficiently. This means you can skate longer distances – and do other intense workouts – without becoming exhausted.
Can be done anywhere:
Many people like roller skating in a rink with others, but it can be done outside on the street, on a paved trail, anywhere with a smooth, steady surface.
Roller-skating is a social activity that can be done with friends. Being social is an important part of health – so next time your friends want to meet up for dinner or drinks, suggest a skate around the rink instead!
Learn to Skate Class - Preschool Kids 10:00 to 11:00 Wed Morning - School Terms
Learn to Skate Class - 10 to 10:45 Sat Morning - All Year
Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 2.30pm
Friday Night: 5.30pm - 7.30pm (Disco - Family Night)
Saturday: 11.00am - 1.00pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Sunday: 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Skate/Blade Hire: $ 3.00