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New Fall Schedule Begins August 21st!

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Roller Derby Fun

derbySo you’re really into roller skating and having fun at Skate Station in Sumter, SC but have you ever taken it up a notch and gone to a Roller Derby bout? (Yes, they call them “bouts” not games.) If you haven’t, check out these tips about how to watch a derby bout; if you have, you already know how awesome they are, and some of these tips may enhance your next experience too!

Tips for Spectating at Roller Derby

  • Wham Bam Thank You Ma’m! – If you’ve watched any videos or movies about roller derby, it is understandable that you are looking for some big hit action! It’s okay, roller derby’s tough reputation is one of the reasons for its popularity; and let’s face it, it is a physical sport, so enjoy!

 

  • Jammers – Who? What? “Jammers” are the people on the team that have a large star on their helmets because they score the points. “Blockers” are the people trying to stop them from scoring points. So in any bout, follow the people with a star on their helmet because they can make or break the team and they get hit…a lot!
  • Open Your Eyes – Keep your eyes on the pack even when jammers aren’t around, on the referees when they make calls (they have cool hand signals), and on the entire bout, even when things seem calm. Watch how each team deliberately makes their plays. The more you watch, the more you will see why so many people love roller derby!
  • Penalties –  The penalty box is also an interesting place to watch; for example, if a jammer is in the box, their team can’t score points! All roller derby penalties are 30 seconds, a short, but crucial amount of time in most cases.

Roller Skating Rocks!

At Skate Station we LOVE promoting all sports pertaining to roller skating! Roller Derby is just one of many challenging and rewarding roller sports; others you may be interested include roller hockey, figure roller skating, jam skating, etc.

If you’re into casual skating or skating as a sport, stop by Skate Station of Sumter and roll with us! We have a huge selection of skates at our pro shop for every roller skating sport and we always have something fun planned out on our schedule! We look forward to seeing you soon!

*Support your local Roller Derby team today!

We Love Our Customers!

Skate Stationindex located in Sumter, South Carolina, loves our wonderful roller skating clientele! We just want to say a big, “Thank You,” to everyone for your continued support of our facility. At Skate Station of Sumter we want our customers to have a fun experience in a family-friendly, safe environment. See what some of our fantastic customers have been saying about us over the years:

Veronica – 5 stars 2015

Love this place — Family Fun lives here!! Great Place for Parties! The employees all really care about the kids and really make sure to create happy memories!

Keagan – 5 stars 2014

Love this place and I know almost everyone that goes there so I love it especially the lock-ins!

Helen – 5 stars 2014

The facility was clean and the staff were extremely helpful and kind. My two sons ages 3 and 6 had a perfect first time at the skating rink.

Justin – 5 stars 2013

WOW these are some friendly folks! We had a great time and I can’t wait to bring my family back!

Jordan – 5 stars 2007

Roller skating is targeted toward young teenagers, but I don’t care.  Occasionally, I like to skate here with my wife amongst the 12 year olds. Of the two Sumter skating rinks, this is the nice one.  The owners moved here from Jacksonville, FL to operate the business, and they do a great job. The husband and wife team take an active role in running the business, with the husband leading skate races and competitions on the floor every couple of hours, with $1 prizes for the winners. The place is clean, packed with customers, and well-stocked with snacks & arcade games…

Thank you again for your ongoing support everyone! We hope you’ll join us at Skate Station of Sumter soon for some of our rolltastic skate events!  We also have a great facility for birthday parties, fundraising events and group gatherings. Please contact Skate Station today for more information.