Roller Blading Safety
Make sure you wear protective equipment (i.e., helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards).
Be sure your skates are in good working order.
Rotate your wheels so that your skates will roll better.
Skate on smooth surfaces free of stones, branches, leaves, etc.
Don't skate beyond your ability (i.e, don't try tricks/stunts that you aren't ready to perform).
Warm up muscles prior to skating.
Submitted by Chris Hess who teaches PE at Willow Springs Elementary in Killeen, TX. Chris is the Mangaging Editor of PE Central's Wellness Tips of the Week. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!