October has been National Roller Skating Month since President Reagan declared it in 1983.  With the cooler weather approaching, now is the time to start taking those outside activities inside.  

Did you know that an average size person skating for 2 1/2 hours burns more that 1,200 calories?  Check out these comparisons of calories burned in the same amount of time:

  • Moderate Housecleaning – 507 calories burned
  • Brisk Walking – 620 calories burned
  • Playing Basketball – 981 calories burned
  • Continuous Bowling – 810 calories burned

Located just over 5 miles from Southern Oaks Apartments is  the All American Skating Center (5400 Bermuda Road, Stone Mountain, GA).  This facility has two separate skating rinks.  The main rink is for skaters of all ages and skills.  They also have a practice rink to the concessions for very young or new skaters and parents.   Don’t miss the “Monster Skate Bash”, Thursday, October 31st from 5 pm to 9 pm that includes a costume contest!  Admission is just $6 and skate rental is FREE.

So, get out on the skate floor for some fun with family and friends.