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Roller Disco – Roller Skating’s Cool Alter Ego

Do people still enjoy roller skating rinks? Probably not in the same way as they did in, say, 1973, but the sport of roller skating is still going strong. (Overall, the hair is probably better.)

What used to be skateboard parks are becoming roller parks as both boys and girls (or rather, men and women!) enjoy the joy of roller skating.  Roller discos, too, are also very much alive – and for good reason.

Roller discos are one of those versatile events that work at just about any occasion.

Corporate year-end event? School or university function? Charity event? It really doesn’t matter, because once people get a look at that smooth white surface, the flashing lights and the wholly engaging music – the skates are on!

The Keys to Roller Disco Magic

Thankfully, if you are planning an event and you’re considering a roller disco, there’s very little that can go wrong.

Firstly, chat with professionals. (That’s us, by the way!) Setting up the roller rink size that you want, where you want it, and when you need it is simply nothing to concern yourself with. We do all the planning and heavy lifting – but the balloons are up to you.

But a disco isn’t a real disco without the lights and the right music, right?

Again – not that we want to brag or anything, but we can very easily include that in your roller disco package. Basically, you’re all set up and ready to roll.

We feel it would be prudent, though, at this point to answer two nagging questions. And if you have comments on these then we’d love to hear your thoughts.

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What Happened To Rexing In Roller Skating?


Indeed. While rexing isn’t as popular today as it was in days gone by, it’s still practised by those that can… and of course those who know what it is.

The Chicago Tribune says of rexing, “Rexing is backward skating with style, fast backward skating. It is done with specific patterns – figure eights and hourglasses – all done to music, all done fast, done singly or in couples, and all done backward with quick, scissoring movements of the legs.

“Unlike other California fads, nuances of lifestyle and personages that invariably slip, slide and roll eastward with snowballing importance (right turn on red, white wine spritzers and President Reagan, to name a few), rexing appears to be going nowhere, a boomlet that never boomed.”

Where best to practice your best rexing moves than at the next roller disco?

The next obvious question, then, would be…

What Is Some Good Roller Disco Music?

Ah, so this is all down to personal taste and has more than a little to do with your audience.

While the most obvious music would centre around the Bee Gees and perhaps a little ABBA, today’s roller skating fraternity may be a little perplexed by this. A roller disco in the 21st Century is somewhat different from those ‘back in the day.’

That’s not to say that a little 70s music wouldn’t be appreciated. However, we need to mix it up a little, don’t you agree?

In their article on exactly this topic, Roller Skate Dad has a list of the most popular roller skating songs – those which you will recognise, are upbeat and fun, and that we can all sing along to.

Included in his list is:

  • That’s the Way (I Like It) – KC and the Sunshine Band
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees (Naturally!)
  • Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  • Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Push it – Salt-n-Pepa
  • C’Mon ‘N Ride It (The Train) – Quad City DJs
  • Ice, Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
  • U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  • Whoomp! (There It Is) – Tag Team

There are more ideas in the Serato forum which you may want to add in.

The final question then, may be “Where do I hire a rink for my roller disco event?”

Click here and get a quote from the professionals – we know how to throw a party!

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