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Winter Street Inline Skating Tips

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Smiling In Winter

Do you skate in the winter? Not on ice, but on the streets. It’s not easy. In fact, you have to ease into it. You need to adapt to more than the cold air cutting through your skin. It takes time to build up lung stamina with the thin air.

Skating in winter seems backwards to most inline skaters because, let’s face it, inline skating was created for ice-skaters who wanted to skate in the summer. 

So why not just lace up some ice-skates instead? Well, you can’t just put on ice-skates and go skate in the street — no matter how cold outside it is. 

Wait. Why?

Skating in winter seems backwards to most inline skaters because, let’s face it, inline skating was created for ice-skaters who wanted to skate in the summer. So why not just lace up some ice-skates instead? Well, you can’t just put on ice-skates and go skate in the street — no matter how cold outside it is.

See You In The Spring

Maybe you just can’t be bothered with the cold weather. If that’s the case, then just know the Landskaters inline city street skate group will be ready and waiting for you when the street skating season officially begins on April. 8th. 

LANDSKATERS EMAIL GROUP

WET ROADS? SKATES DELAYED?

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Last minute changes such as rain or nearby events
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LANDSKATERS EMAIL GROUP

WET ROADS? SKATES DELAYED?

Get up to the minute alerts with the Landskaters Email Group
Last minute changes such as rain or nearby events
Receive on ad-hoc off-skate invites to off-season skates
Send your own skate question to the group

Request to join our Landskaters Email Group
not a newsletter

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