VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (WAVY) – You may have noticed that roller skating seems to have grown in popularity during the pandemic, and there is a local group you want to join for some fun, fitness, and friendship!
“Everyone is welcome. We are an all-inclusive community,” said Kirstey Guinto, founder of VB Roller Girls.
Guinto created VB Roller Girls before the pandemic started, but she says the group has grown over the past year and a half.
“You know, people can’t go to the gym that much anymore. Roller derby doesn’t really happen and now is the perfect time to do it because you can be outside. “
According to Guinto, VB Roller Girls focuses on all types of skating for all ages, kids to adults.
“We have park skaters, derby girls and artistic dance skaters like me. No matter what kind of skating you want to get into, we can definitely help you. “
Yes, the group will help you learn to skate or improve your existing skills. There are also plans to hold workshops and continue to look after children in the group.
It is free to join. Guinto says it’s all about fun.
“We meet every Wednesday. We have a hashtag #OnWednesdaysWeSkate and we meet and SK8 house right now. It’s a quick little thing, 7 to 9, but it’s a nice midweek break, and basically it’s just a dance party. “
Guinto has big goals for VB Roller Girls, from volunteering in our communities to hopefully someday doing a routine on the Something in the Water stage. For now, however, she’s focused on camaraderie.
“It’s hard to make adult friends when you get older. I’ve made so many new friends since I started doing this. It’s really refreshing. “
Don’t be fooled by the name of this group. Men and boys are welcome with VB Roller Girls and go ice-skating.
To learn more about meetups and workshops, Click here.
You can also follow VB Roller Girls Instagram and Facebook.