When to Buy and When to Rent Roller Skates

The decision on whether to buy or rent roller skates depends on several factors. Do you plan on skating every so often or every day? Is it more beneficial for you to pay a lump sum up front or pay a small fee every time you skate? If you’re not sure what you need, you’re in luck! Here at Rollerland Skate Center, we’ve already devised your pros and cons lists for both buying and renting roller skates.

Pros of Buying

  • You can purchase whatever pair suits your fancy. Your favorite color is blue? The roller skating rink may not have blue rental skates, but if you purchase your own, you’ll be sure to arrive at the rink in style.
  • In the long run, purchasing your own pair of skates will save you money because you won’t have to pay the rental fee every time you skate. If you plan on participating in several of our events and regular skating hours, this may be the best option for you.
  • Once you break them in, your roller skates will fit you well and be comfier than a rented pair may be.

Cons of Buying

  • The upfront cost of skates is a lot more than renting and you might have to save up to purchase your own pair.
  • When the skates need to be repaired, you also have to pay for that.

Pros of Renting

  • Renting has a lower upfront cost. If you only plan on skating every so often, renting skates may be more cost-efficient.
  • The upkeep of the skates is taken care of by the place you are renting from. You never have to worry about replacing broken parts.

Cons of Renting

  • Rented skates may be a bit uncomfortable at first until your foot gets used to them.
  • It won’t affect your skating ability, but rented skates will seldom match your personal style.

Contact us for any more questions you may have about buying or renting skates.

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