At Skate World Deer Park, we’re happy to provide roller skate rentals to our guests, and we take care to keep all of our rental skates in good shape. However, for many avid skaters, it just makes more sense to buy their own pair of skates. If you’ve taken the plunge and bought a pair of skates for yourself, read on to learn some tips for keeping your skates clean and in good condition.
These boots were made for skating
One of the best ways to keep your roller skates looking nice for a long time is to make sure that you never leave them wet. After skating, wipe the inside and outside of the boot with a soft cloth to remove any perspiration. Loosen the laces and open up the tongue of the skate to allow for more air circulation. DO NOT place them near a radiator or expose them to intense heat, as any drastic temperature change could warp them and throw off the fit.
Get your bearings (clean)
You should be able to spin your skate wheels easily, but sometimes dirt and grime build up and cause friction on the bearings. Cleaning roller skate bearings is easy – you can find tons of tutorials on YouTube to teach you everything from cleaning bearings and changing wheels to maintaining the other parts of your skate like the plate, trucks, and axles.
Whether you rent skates or bring your own, we hope to see you at our Deer Park skating rink soon! Check out our schedule to see upcoming hours.