Imagine you're roller-skating across the pier with the ocean breeze going through your hair and the hand of your significant other locked with yours.

Roller skating is usually overlooked as a romantic date idea but it deserves more credit. Skating with your partner can be so much fun because you will have a ton of new anecdotes and shared moments.

You could travel with your partner and do tourism with a pair of skates. You could stay in your home town and instead of staying inside watching a movie or going to a boring party, you could go outside and enjoy each others company while you skate around the park.

Many times we feel unmotivated to go out and stay active but that can change if we include our partner in our plans of changing that habit.

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If you don't fancy learning skating derby you can always find an ice sport or find roller skating events to follow and watch them during a date. Photo by Shot by Cerqueira on Unsplash

Having a person push you to do something will most likely help you accomplish your goals. If you want to learn how to roller skate you don't necessarily have to do it alone! Invite your partner to help you and to learn with you.

Besides, doing or learning something with someone you love will also help you grow and develop your relationship. Remember that roller skating is an activity for both men and women, so don't think your girl won't be able to keep up!

If you don't have a partner you can always enjoy roller skating with family, friends, and a possible romantic interest.

Besides having to do the one-time purchase of the skates and the stuff you have to wear to protect yourself, roller skating is a cheap activity. Entrance to parks and piers are free most of the time and there are many other places where you can skate for free.

In this article we will tell you about roller skating as a cool date night plan, visiting new places while on skates, practicing roller skating as a sport, and all the benefits this experience will have in your relationship.

If you want to continue learning about this activity check out our article about how to make the best out of roller skating.

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Getting around the city in roller skates

As we mentioned above, using roller skates as a form of transportation can make for some great memories.

Imagine it's summer, maybe June or July, and you're visiting New York with your partner but classic forms of transportation don't appeal to you because the subway is stuffy and you couldn't handle being stuck in traffic.

Roller skates can be one alternative to those regular forms of transportation. You could rent out a pair of skates and enjoy all the amazing things the city has to offer without having to deal with the heat of the subway.

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Some cool roller skating date ideas are going to the beach, park, skatepark, or to bring skates with you and go around the city doing some tourism. Photo by Mika Matin on Unsplash

There's nothing more romantic for a couple than visiting a new city and traveling together. You can add value to your experience by doing unusual things and sharing those memories together.

Deciding to roller skate could be that unusual activity you chose to do while traveling. If you go to LA you can go to all the different beaches and roller skate on the Santa Monica Pier or right beside the shore at Laguna Beach.

If you and your partner both love roller skating you can find a rink and go spend some time together there. Or you can find a park where you can go skate.

If you don't like the idea of renting out skates you can always bring your own pair to your trip and still have fun!

If you're traveling during winter you're probably not going to be able to skate due to ice and snow on the streets. Unless you choose to go to a place with no harsh winters, but you'll still have to wear a lot of layers of clothing.

Continue reading about roller skating and find out where the best places to skate in the country are.

New date idea!

Relationships are hard work, and part of that hard work is keeping the spark alive. Many couples are challenged by this because they are used to staying home and doing the same things over and over again.

If you feel like you and your partner are stuck in a similar situation we have the perfect date night idea. You can go to a roller skating rink and enjoy each other's company as you learn a new skill.

You could also go out to the park during the day and practice your roller skating skills with your significant other.

Or you could take roller skating couple dance lessons and work with each other to learn something new. There's nothing more entertaining than combining dance, music, and roller skates.

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Skaters wear different gear for skating derby or dance skating, but any activity can be done as a couple, with men, women, kids, with your family, friends, and more. Photo by Zhu Liang on Unsplash

Dates are an important part of relationships because doing things together helps you grow strong and close as a couple. Don't forget there are plenty of cute options for dates with roller skates.

As we mentioned, you could go to the park or take classes, you could travel and visit a new city on skates, but you can also start working out together.

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Work out with your significant other

Roller skating sports can be practiced by men, women, and kids because it's such an easy skill to learn that people of all ages can do it. Even when kids host a party at a roller rink and there's a kid who doesn't know how to skate, there's no doubt they'll learn in half an hour.

If you don't know how to skate you can always learn!

The classic roller skating sport is roller derby, but that can be a little rough, especially for someone at beginner level. But the easy sports include dance, speed skating, and simply roller skating.

Once you pick a sport to practice with your partner you need to find adequate things to wear. Starting with the skates, there are quad and inline skates. You should do some research before deciding which one to buy.

Quad skates have four wheels, two on the front and two on the back. Inline skates have three wheels (sometimes four) on a straight line. Then you'll need some good quality knee and elbow pads, as well as some skating gloves to protect your hands from the falls.

Keep in mind that all the gear you'll have to purchase will be different for men and women. We remind you of this because if you have extra gear at home for your girl but it's your bother's old gear, then it probably won't fit her.

If you want to take classes you'll have to set aside a budget and a specific day and time for every lesson. But if you decide you just want to go out you can go to some public place, bring speakers, put some music, and enjoy skating for free.

Benefits of roller skating in a couple

Skaters are adventurous and daring people. If you want to add these qualities to your relationship (and many others) you should definitely try to roller skate with your partner.

The classic date ideas are ingrained in our brains. Going to watch a movie, grabbing dinner, going to a bar, and so on. We've all done that at some point in our lives.

But, as we mentioned above, learning a new skill with your significant other will help you strengthen and improve your relationship.

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To start skating make sure you get good gear (if not the best) to stay safe and enjoy the sport as much as possible. Photo by Susan Weber on Unsplash

Sure, going to watch a movie or to a cute restaurant can be fun! However, imagine it's summer and you enjoy the delicious and inspiring June, July, and August breeze.

You can enjoy yourself, each other's company, move your body and stay healthy, and build resilience together. Outdoor sports are a great way to improve our physical and mental health.

You could very well stay at home and cuddle while you watch a movie, go to a fun party together, or all kinds of social events, we all want to do that. But if you decide to go out and stay healthy together you will improve much more than your physical and mental health.

Practicing a sport with someone you love will help you build trust, communication skills, and overall the experience will bring you closer together. And, if you have to wear silly gear such as a helmet, elbow and knee pads, or gloves, it'll help if you look silly together and have a healthy session of laughing at each other.

If you are starting out in this sport, find out which roller skates are best for beginners.

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