When it comes to skates, there are a lot of options to choose from. If you’ve been skating for a while and are starting to feel comfortable zipping around the rink, one option you could be considering is buying your own pair of skates.
At Skate World Pasadena, we wanted to give you some tips so you know if renting or buying skates is right for you.
Advantages of Renting
There are certainly some good reasons to keep renting skates, especially if you come to the same skating center in Pasadena, TX often.
The main advantage of renting your skates comes when you’re relatively new to the game. Renting allows you to fine-tune your skate size and feel out what type of skater you are. There are a lot of different styles out there and you definitely want to make sure your skills are advancing before you pick one.
Renting is also a great way to take advantage of our roller skating center with no strings attached. If you only skate once in a while and want to come and go empty handed, renting is the way to go!
Time to Buy
When you’ve been spending more and more time at the rink, it might be time to buy your own skates. The advantages of buying your own pair of skates are many. First, you always get the right size. Having a pair of skates that fit you perfectly every time will make your skating experience way better!
Having the right fit will make you a better skater, too. If you’re at the point where you’re thinking about buying your own skates, you’re probably getting pretty advanced! Rental skates are great for a casual cruise around the rink but when you’re thinking about speed skating, roller derby, jam skating or skate dancing, you’re going to want a very specific style of skate.
Talk to the Pros!
At Skate World, we have an awesome staff who are always happy to impart some knowledge. From little tips to full lessons, we have what it takes to get you to the next level. And when you decide it is time to buy, our pro shop has all the options you’ll need.