The Perfect Skate, the Perfect Present

roller-skating houstonThe holidays are almost upon us. Across the country, families plan for out-of-town guests, parents scour the stores for presents, and kids start scribbling additions to their Christmas lists. If you’re looking for a great gift, look no further than Funcity Sk8 and Play. Roller-skates are fun, affordable, and encourage physical activity. If you’re looking for a present that’s kid loved and parent approved, buy roller-skates as a holiday gift.

Roller-Skate Christmas Presents

There are as many kinds of skates as there are skaters. Parents can customize the wheels, bearings, boot type, and brakes for each child. That’s before you get to the fun stuff like color, sparkle, and print. But with so many options, how can you be sure to choose the right roller-skate?

  • Jam skates have a unique low-cut boot design and lack a toe stop, making it easy for jam skaters to stay on beat. The boot has a lightweight frame that prioritizes agility over speed, giving jam skaters the mobility they need to show off their wheeled dance moves without risking injury.
  • Speed skates do just what you’d expect: give skaters the ability to race on skates. While many people think “inline” when they imagine speed skates, they’re available in quad form as well. Speed skates fit closely to the foot and have little padding, giving the skaters greater control. They feature a toe stop for easy braking and lightweight plates to reduce fatigue for racers.
  • Derby skates feature a low-cut boot design, additional padding, and a combination of laces and velcro to keep the foot properly placed during roller-derby competitions. To learn more about roller-derby, ask our team about local competitions and derby leagues.

The holidays will be here before you know it! Keep an eye on Funcity Sk8’s Facebook page for Black Friday skate sales and other holiday promotions.