Skating Fridays

Inline Skates

inline skates

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are indeed inline wheels on my old skating boots. During the stay-at-home orders from March through June, I was unable to skate at all. Several of my friends had inline skates so they got together to skate in a parking garage. I tagged along and worked on off-ice jumping and spinning.

As I mentioned in last week’s post, I bought new boots and inline frames for a really good price through a vendor in Italy. My skate tech was finally able to help me mount these last night. I’m excited, yet terrified, to try these out this weekend.

Don’t worry, I bought myself some elbow and knee pads and also have a bike helmet. Concrete/pavement is much less forgiving than ice, so I got all of the protective gear I could to protect myself. Since I am still not skating as much these days, I figured that I could inline skate during the days I am at home.

Wish me luck!


  1. August 14, 2020 / 10:13 pm

    Your bravery is inspiring, Eva! Concrete is rough, too! You’ll have to post a picture of you on wheels.

    • evabakes
      August 15, 2020 / 6:32 am

      I will – it might take me a while to muster up some courage to try out the inlines though!!

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