In a recent survey, almost a quarter of all children aged 5-14 years reported roller skating or skateboarding in Australia. It’s easy to see why. Whether on a board or a set of inline or roller skates, learning to skate is incredibly rewarding. It’s not only fun, but a chance for kids to hone their coordination and confidence with some low-key exercise. For most people, skating becomes a lifelong passion. Most of these people will tell you, everybody bails at some point. But falling down shouldn’t mean giving up or getting hurt.
Some Skateboarding Stats:
- On average, more than 100,000 people a year are seriously injured while skating.
- More than half were aged 14 to 24.
- About one-third were between the ages of 5 and 14.