Taking Care of Your Skates


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Buying a skates can get expensive and at Fun Spot, we understand that after buying a pair of skates you want them to last awhile. That’s why we’ve put together a few key tips that will extend the lifespan of your roller skates. Check them out!

With the exception of some roller skates, most roller skate trucks should be tightly fitted to the boot. Therefore, skaters should routinely check their roller skate trucks to make sure they are tight and secure.

Many roller skates come with adjustable toe-stops so be sure to set your toe stop is set to the position that works best for you. You may have to experiment with a few adjustments until you determine the right toe-stop position.

Skaters also should occasionally check their skate wheels to make sure they are spinning properly and haven’t become excessively worn. If the wheels are not spinning freely you should check for damage, or buildup from dirt or other debris.

Most roller skate bearings are enclosed and considered maintenance free, however, it is still good to make sure the bearings on your roller skates stay dry and clean. It is good to wipe the roller skate bearings from time to time.

With these quick tips you’re sure to be taking proper care of your roller skates. Roll on!

For more information about Fun Spot Skate Center, visit our website or give us a call at (618) 234-4502.
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