Don't you want a ROLLER SKATING RINK back in The Bronx?
WE CAN HAVE A ROLLER SKATING RINK BACK IN The BRONX, NYC!
The future is near and developers KNIC Partners LLC will be moving forward with the building of the National Ice Center in the Kingsbridge section of The Bronx, which will consist of NINE ice rinks. After attending numerous meetings through Community Board 7, public hearings, etc, something NOT being offered is a ROLLER SKATING RINK.
Most individuals who are avid skaters, no longer have a place to skate given that The Key and Empire Roller Skating Rinks have been closed. There are NO OTHER roller skating rinks in NYC, aside form the seasonal, outdoor rink of Riverbank State Park. People who used to roller skate four nights a week, enjoying the exercise, skill building and social development that roller skating brings have now been reduced to only being able to engage monthly, bimonthly or if at all because the nearest rink to partake in is in Kearney, New Jersey, where an evening of family enjoyment has soared from perhaps $15 per person when we had rinks in NYC, inclusive of public transportation costs to nearly $65, including gas, George Washington Bridge Toll and various other tolls that separate New Yorkers from enjoying this activity more regularly, again, if at all. While the National Ice Center will undoubtedly bring a ton of benefits to the area from training our children in ice sports that perhaps they may not have had the ability to enjoy before to being a leader in green building and setting the bar high for any new projects to follow, the one thing that the KNIC Partners group could help our community with is the absolute need for a roller skating as well.
By signing this petition, we can make our voices heard and also offer an organized way of submitting our input regarding WHAT are community needs.
The BENEFITS of Roller Skating:
Studies have shown that roller skating provides a complete aerobic workout and involves all of the body's muscles, especially the heart.
Roller skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits and caloric consumption, reduction of body fat, and leg strength development.
Roller skating is recognized and recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) as an aerobic fitness sport. Just one hour of moderate roller skating burns 330 calories for a 143-pound person. If that same person roller skates vigorously, he or she will burn up to 590 calories in an hour.
The number of calories burned per hour while skating at 6 mph is 350 and 600 while skating at 10 mph.
According to a study conducted at the University of Massachusetts, in-line skating causes less than 50 percent of the impact shock to joints compared to running. If someone roller skates one day, bicycles another, and swims or runs on another, the person will be getting all the fitness benefits that aerobics can offer.
According to Dr. Carl Foster, associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, in-line skating as a form of exercise is as beneficial as running or cycling. (Information from International Inline Skating Association website)
During a 30-minute period, on the average, in-line skating at a steady, comfortable rate expends 285 calories and produces a heart rate of 148 beats per minute. (Information from International Inline Skating Association website)
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