One of the things Olivia has been asking for, for a quite a while now, is roller skates. A few years back, whilst on holiday, she had the chance to use the roller skating rink on site and she loved it! Learning to roller skate has been one of her priorities for some time now. She wasn’t very good at it, but she loved it.
Personally, I think it is a great hobby for teens!
So ever since, she has been requesting a pair of skates or Heelys for birthdays/Christmas. I have always ummed and ahhed over it until this year. My hesitation being, would she actually learn to roller skate or would the skates lay redundant in a cupboard once the initial novelty wore off?
The plan was to buy her a pair of Heelys but coming across the style she wanted in the size she needed was proving tricky. Then we were offered a pair of roller skates to review and feature in our gift guide for teens from skates.co.uk. I knew she would love them and the added bonus of them turning up on her 13th birthday was the icing on the cake!
Can learning to Roller Skate Be A Great Hobby for Teens?
How old were you when you learnt to skate? Or were you more of a rollerblading fan? I was a roller skate girl and remember being somewhat proficient by Olivia’s age. But honestly, this isn’t something she has shown much of an interest in until recently. So learning to roller skate at 13 would be interesting, to say the least!
We received the Rio Roller Milkshake Quad Skates in cotton Candy to review. They are women’s skates available in sizes 3-7 for £69.95 (currently on offer for £67.95). Olivia was in love from the second she laid eyes on them! They are pretty cute, to be honest, and I know I would have loved a pair of these when I was her age. At least she knows she will look good as she learns her new hobby for teens!
They were on her feet within minutes and as she tried to negotiate her way across the kitchen floor and back garden on her new ‘wheels’ It would take some getting used to before she went outside to try them out, especially for someone as cautious as Olivia. And with the added bonus of her mother’s lack of coordination, this definitely wasn’t going to be an easy task.
Learning to roller skate is something Olivia is working on mastering and honestly, the skates are never off her feet. Whether inside or outside, but it will be a while before she has fully mastered them. The fear of falling when using the stopper is proving somewhat tricky to overcome.
The Rio Roller Milkshake Quad Roller Skates in Cotton Candy.
The roller skates are really cute, we both love the colours and design. Olivia says they fit her feet perfectly and feel comfortable on too. This is great as this pair is particularly heavy. This may be standard, I can’t remember how heavy mine felt, but to me, they do feel quite cumbersome and weighty when carrying them. But this is in total contradiction to how Olivia says they feel on her feet when she is wearing them.
They have laces and a velcro strap to secure to the fit of your foot so you can make them as tight as you feel comfortable.
We have taken them out to our local prom to give them a try outdoors properly, and whilst that trip didn’t go to plan, Olivia is looking forward to getting out again. In the meantime, she is wearing them as often as she can around the house and in the back garden to get used to them before venturing out in public again.