The exhilaration that comes with skating on a rink is unbeatable. Once you are comfortable with basic skating skills, you might want to learn some new tricks. Take a look at our tips on how to spin on roller skates.

First, Learn About Centripetal Force

Before we start, we need to be comfortable with what’s known as “centripetal force.”

This is a wave you want to catch and ride for as long as possible.

Centripetal force can be described as the circular force you create from spinning.

The only way to find it is by pumping in circular motions.

You just need to bounce slightly with your knees and then your bottom. Your legs will fan out as you spin in circles.

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You can spot the direction you are going to spin.

How To Spin On Roller Skates

It’s easier than you think! You don’t have to be a professional figure skater or have the speed of a roller derby player to learn how to spin a roller skate. However, patience and practice are key.

Consider putting on elbow and knee pads, wrist braces, and a helmet before you go. You will feel more relaxed and comfortable when you know you are protected in the event of a fall. Falling is almost inevitable when learning new tricks (just ask the derby players and figure skaters). But don’t worry if it happens! You can get back up to try again.

Step 1: Allow Yourself Some Space.

Roller skating is an easy trick to master because it requires less space to practice than other tricks. It’s important to pay attention to your surroundings, so you don’t collide with other skaters.

Step 2: Position Yourself.

When learning any trick on roller skates, posture is crucial. You should balance on your skates with your knees bent and your feet shoulder-width apart. Your hips should be square.

Step 3: Get Started With The Spin.

Skate with your arms straight out in front of you, as if you are making a “T.” Your arms should be rotated to the same side as your body. Rotational momentum is created by the movement of your arms to propel you into the spin.

Step 4: Keep Going.

Move the skate on the left side forward while the opposite side moves backward. If you pull your arms towards the left, your left side should move back while your right should move forward. Your momentum will increase, so move your skates closer together to lengthen your body upward.

She Has Demonstrated 2-Foot Spin Very Well In This Video


Learning to spin on rollerskates is indeed much easier than you think.

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Some people feel awkward because they don’t have the same grace as figure skaters or the strength and agility that others show. You can still learn how to spin if you put in the effort and have patience.


My name is Patricia Toh. I was born in the southen of China but I live in Hawaii. I work as a translator. I love skating. But in the future, I’d like to try yoga too."

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