April 19, 2022


Proclamation from the City Of Atlanta Ga.

To Coach AK 

“The Ambassador of Roller Skating”


Fascination for roller skating has always been a rich part of our culture, throughout centuries. The popularity of this nostalgic past-time and natural connection  with skating to the patterns of music continues to skyrocket across social media platforms since its surge on Tik Tok. This new modus operandi not only keeps your spirits high in the midst of the darkness we face daily as we experience the global unprecedented Covid-19 virus, but also serves as a fun way to find time away from pandemic boredom and work in some great  exercise routines. It’s a lifelong  outlet for fun, friendship, and a healthier lifestyle, that engages the body, mind and soul, as we embrace today’s change.
And yes,  you can lose weight while roller skating and get into shape. You can count on about one hour of roller skating to burn up hundreds of calories to help tone and shape your body. It also provides a complete aerobic workout using all of the body's muscles, especially the heart, equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits.
But as many glide across the floors of a roller skating rink there are others who struggle with the ability to simply balance and control themselves on skates, let alone try skating on a slippery floor that doesn’t seem safe. These 3 simple techniques are the important fundamentals to the basics of avoiding accidents and injuries, in mastering the sport.  
Skates’ Out, accomplished Founder & Certified Instructor, Coach AK, who served as General Manager for over 10 years at the popular Sparkles of Smyrna Skating Rink prior to the pandemic, has created Skates’ Out Virtual Training Methods To Roller Skating.” This new and innovative way to fun and wellness for beginner youth, teens, and adults – no matter what age – is aimed to train beginners on becoming skaters safely.   

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