You love to skate, you happily identify with the affectionate nickname of “rink rat,” and you finally took the plunge and bought your very own roller skates. Congratulations! Now you won’t just save on skate rental fees; you can also enjoy customizing your roller skates to express your own personal style!
If you have your own roller skates, check out these ideas to customize your roller skates from your fellow skaters at Skate World Deer Park.
How to Customize Your Skates
The possibilities are endless for customizing your skates, so it can be helpful to consider your options and narrow them down before you make any changes or commit to expensive purchases. These are just some of the ways to personalize your roller skates:
Replace Your Skate Laces
One of the easiest ways to add personal style to your roller skates is so simple: Just replace the laces! There are a huge number of options when it comes to laces, from a rainbow of colors and glittery options to patterns like cheetah print or camo.
Add Light-up Accessories
Nothing looks cooler on the skating rink than glowing skates! With the low lights, disco ball reflections, and party atmosphere, light-up skating accessories are right at home and can make a huge statement. There are light-up laces, glow-in-the-dark and/or LED lighted wheels, and even LED light strips that you can mount to your skate plates to give an underglow effect.
Change the Wheels
As we mentioned, glowing or lighted skate wheels are a good way to make a statement, and wheels also come in a huge variety of colors. Just remember to pay attention to the size and hardness of the wheel in addition to its appearance. You’ll need different characteristics depending on whether or not you’re skating inside on a rink or outside on the sidewalk, jam skating or playing roller derby, and even your own weight.
Protect Your Skates
If you’ve invested in a pair of skates, you probably want to keep them looking good for as long as possible. Fortunately you can do it in style with toe guards or boot covers! Toe guards come in lots of colors and materials as do boot covers.
To start customizing your skates, visit RC Sports and find the items you’d like to purchase. Let us know and we’ll be happy to order them for you. We hope to see you here at our Deer Park skating rink soon, so head over to our schedule to plan your visit!