Jeff Stone from the Roller Skate Dad blog opens up the world of roller skating to both the beginner and long-time expert roller skater. Discover all of the tips and tricks for becoming a better roller skater from a past artistic roller skating national champion, skate DJ, rink floor guard and skating enthusiast. Jeff interviews special guests and authorities in the roller skating, speed skating, jam skating, roller hockey and roller derby industries. Detailed analysis of how roller skates work, skate reviews, skate music and answering your roller skating questions. From the hokey pokey to the limbo to the races and doing that slow jam, Jeff's got you covered. If you wish you could roller skate to work instead of driving a car, then this is the podcast for you!
Getting Started Roller Skating - Part 4: Choosing Your First Roller Skates - 021
40:54Jeff gives recommendations on 10 skate packages so you can get your first pair of roller skates. The goal of this episode is for you to get you a pair of skates so you can follow along with the rest of the Getting Started Roller Skating series.
Getting Started Roller Skating – Part 3: Tips for Picking Out Your First Roller Skates Part 2 of 2 – 020
31:16Have you wanted to roller skate, but haven't gotten around to buying your first pair of skates? In Part 3 of the Getting Started Roller Skating series, Jeff finishes his tips on things to consider before picking out your first pair of roller skates.
Getting Started Roller Skating - Part 2: Tips for Picking Out Your First Roller Skates Part 1 of 2 - 019
27:35Have you wanted to roller skate, but haven't gotten around to buying your first pair of skates? In Part 2 of the Getting Started Roller Skating series, Jeff talks to you about tips to consider before picking out your first pair of roller skates.
Getting Started Roller Skating - Part 1: The Skater's Mindset - 018
27:23Have you ever wanted to roller skate, but were too afraid to try? In Part 1 of the Getting Started Roller Skating series, Jeff talks to you about getting in the right mindset to start skating for the first time. If you can walk, you can skate.
10 Amazing Health Benefits of Roller Skating - 017
28:12In today's episode, I cover the top 10 health benefits you can get from roller skating. We also cover other articles about health and roller skating including burning calories, toning muscles and living a healthy lifestyle through skating.
Building Nonprofit Roller Skating Clubs with Dave Nicholls Part 2 - 016
51:40Part 2 of my interview with roller skating performer, coach and community organizer Dave Nicholls of UK's Ipswich Skate Club. Dave talks about how he started the Ipswich Skate Club with the help of his local government and how others can do the same.
UK Artistic Roller Skating Performer, Coach & Organizer Dave Nicholls - 015
43:40Dave Nicholls is a UK artistic roller skating performer, skating coach and organizer. As a teenager, Dave grew up in the slums of Sheffield. He joined a skating team and spent years traveling and performing roller skating shows all over the UK.
Ask Dad - Balancing Exercises, Helping a Child Skate & Picking Outdoor Wheels - 014
25:17In this Ask Dad episode, we discuss some tips for picking outdoor roller skate wheels. Also, we review tips on helping a child learn how to skate. Finally, we cover a series of exercises & tips you can do to find better balance while roller skating.
Ask Dad: Roller Skating Questions Answered - 013
22:25In this episode, Jeff answers all of your Ask Dad roller skating questions. We cover changing out wheels for the first time, selecting outdoor skates, wheel recommendations, a new Spotify playlist and much more. This is the first Ask Dad Q&A episode.
Texas Roller Derby All-Star Milla Juke-a-bitch - 012
51:02Texas Roller Derby (TXRD) All-Star player Milla Juke-a-bitch joins me. Milla and I discuss her career starting as a beginner skater in 2010 into the All-Star roller derby player she is today. Milla and I discuss her roller derby journey so far.