How to Begin Roller Skating: The Complete Beginner’s Guide


Are you a beginner? It’s great! You’re in the right place. I’ve been roller skating for years and have seen many new skaters fall in love with this sport. As a beginner, it’s important to invest in skates Australia and its gear when starting out. It might seem like an unnecessary cost, but trust me, it’s worth it! With that said, here are some things you should look out for when buying your first pair of skates:

So… What skates should you buy? 

Skating is like a dance, and it’s important to have the right shoes. As you learn how to skate, you will find that there are different types of skates that can be better suited for your needs. The most common type is known as in line skate

On the other hand, if you’re looking into taking up longboarding or cruising (or even just prefer having more ankle support when skating), then “quad” skates may be a better choice for you. These tend to have larger wheels than inline ones because they’re built with stability in mind.

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This means they’re better at going over bumps but not quite so great on pavement due to their bulkiness and weightiness being more suited towards off-road terrain instead).

Wait… not till everything is sold out. 

While it’s tempting to jump in and buy everything you want as soon as you see it, there are a few reasons why this may not be such a good idea:

You don’t know what you want yet! The best way to find out what works for your body type is by trying on different items. Once you know what looks good on your shape, then go ahead and buy the things that fit. And remember: if an item doesn’t fit right at first, ask if there are any returns or exchanges before buying something else.

You might be able to get better deals elsewhere! Some places might have sales or discounts going on which means their prices will be lower than others nearby. It’s worth checking out other stores first so as not waste money unnecessarily later down the line just because they didn’t have any sale going on when we were shopping around.

Accessories (Helmet, Knee pads, Wrist guards)

You can also get a helmet, knee pads and wrist guards for added protection.

Helmets help protect your head from injury in case of a fall or collision with another skater. Helmets come in many different styles and colors, so you should pick one that fits comfortably and makes you feel good about yourself.

Knee pads are useful if you’re learning to skate on smooth surfaces such as concrete floors or indoor rinks, since they can help prevent injuries to the knees which may occur when coming into contact with these hard surfaces while skating around at high speeds! Wrist guards are optional but they might help prevent injuries if you fall while trying out tricks on ramps or rails, so consider getting them if you want extra peace of mind while skating outdoors; however remember that these accessories are optional as well (so don’t feel pressured into buying something just because someone else does).

Clothing – comfortable clothes that you can move in and won’t restrict your movement are best

Comfortable clothes that you can move in and won’t restrict your movement are best. Don’t wear jeans or other heavy fabrics, as they will cause friction between the wheels and your skin when you spin.

Clothes that can withstand the friction of the wheels, like cotton or sweatshirts, are also good choices.

The choice of clothing is up to you as long as it allows you to move freely and isn’t too hot or bulky so that it restricts your movements when skating.

It’s also important to protect yourself from both friction with the ground (which could cause blisters) and from dirt/dust kicked up by other skaters (which can irritate sensitive skin). Cotton shirts are a good option here because they absorb sweat well but also protect against abrasion from protruding objects on the floor like rocks or pieces of glass.


Here’s the thing – you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars right off the bat. But if you want to start skating with your friends or family, it’s important that you have at least a few pairs of skates that work well and can be used for various types of skating. If you’re just starting out, then go online and do some research! You’ll find tons of information about different brands, styles, prices and more – which will help guide your choice on what kind of skates Australia wide are best suited for your needs.

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