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October is National Roller Skating Month! Did you know that the longest chain of roller skaters took place in Warsaw Poland on June 19, 2014 by 4,013 people? #NRSM   #nationalrollerskatingmonth   #skatelife  
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Roller Skating Association Proudly Announces Acquisition of KidsSkateFree.com Program; Reaches Nearly 1/2 Million Kids

RSA acquires KidsSkateFree.com, encourages parents and kids to utilize program to obtain two free passes to participating roller skating rinks for fitness and fun and join the nearly 1/2 million already participating

(Indianapolis, IN) - The Roller Skating Association International is pleased to announce that it is the new owner of Kids Skate Free (www.kidsskatefree.com), an organization devoted to working with rink owners around the country to offer two free passes per week to parents for up to four children every week. This completely free program encourages children around the country to stay active and fit by offering them two opportunities every week to visit their participating roller skating rink. 

RSA President, Robert Bentley, expressed his excitement to get the program launched in his area and signed up all four of his roller skating rinks to immediately begin offering families two free passes during the week. 
 
"In today's era of technology and mounting concern of childhood obesity, the Roller Skating Association is committed to health and fitness by encouraging member roller skating rinks to offer free passes through the KidsSkateFree.com program. 
 
Every week, the KidsSkateFree.com program emails parents who register two free passes for up to four children from their selected participating roller skating rink. Each rink can update their passes as necessary and have access to a complete dashboard of information at their fingertips. It's a win for parent's wallets, children's health, and roller skating rinks around the country. I signed up all four of my rinks immediately and already have thousands of parents registered - a true testament to the power of KidsSkateFree.com." 
 
A few fun facts about roller skating:
30 minutes of roller skating produces a heart rate of at least 148 beats per minute
2x safer than school playground equipment
3x safer than football and baseball
4x safer than basketball
5x safer than riding a bike
400% more injuries playing basketball versus roller skating
Roller skating works most muscle groups in the body, including quads, abs, calves and arms
Roller skating 1 hour per week can burn up to 600 calories
Roller skating causes less than 50% less stress to joints than running
Facts provided by: American Heart Association, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and studies done by the Human Performance Laboratory - St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, University of Wisconsin Medical School, and the University of Massachusetts. 
 
Parents who wish to participate may visit www.kidsskatefree.com and click on their state to begin finding their participating local rink and register to receive free passes. 
 
If your local roller skating rink does not participate in the program, the RSA encourages parents to notify their rink that they would like them to participate by giving their local rink this letter to ask rink owners to join the program.
 
If you have any questions about the program visit http://kidsskatefree.com/faq.php or contact the RSA for more details.

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About Roller Skating Association International
The Roller Skating Association (RSA) is a trade association that serves commercial (for-profit) skating center owner/operators. It also serves those involved in various facets of the roller related industry such as teachers, coaches, manufacturers, distributors and other elements of the family entertainment industry. 
 
RSA Mission: As the voice of the roller skating industry, we strive to promote the success of our members by providing education, professional resource tools, and fostering the advancement of roller skating. 
 
To find a member roller skating rink nearest you, visit www.rollerskating.org and click on Locator. 

Media Contacts:
Lynette Anacker
Director of Communications
Phone: 317-347-2626 Ext. 107
Email address: editor@rollerskating.com

Jim McMahon
Executive Director
Phone: 317-347-2626 Ext. 104
Email address: jmcmahon@rollerskating.com
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