La’Movement Fitness hosts the first Free Community Skate Jam at Canalside Roller Rink – Buffalo Rising


On Saturday September 25 the community is invited to attend the first Skate Jam at Roller Rink in Canalside, organized by LaLa Bois de La‘Fitness Movement. This is the perfect opportunity to get into the rolling action, before the seasonal shift to ice skating occurs.

According to Lala, the outdoor roller rink is also a great way to get in shape, while enjoying the great outdoors. For years, Lala has encouraged people to “Get Up and Get Active” (GUGA) through a range of activities including roller skating, which she says “… has deep roots in the African American community and has become a re-emerging theme for everyone. world at La’Movement Fitness.

The goal of the GUGA Foundation is to fight childhood obesity, build confidence and educate underserved communities of color about healthy lifestyles.

The popularity of roller skating has increased across the country, particularly because of the pandemic, but in the African American community, it has always been more than just a trend. Roller skating fosters a sense of community that has been woven through generations. The ability of members of the self-proclaimed skate community to come together in a safe environment is paramount for its sustainability. “

Lala says roller skating is stimulating for young people, but it’s also a fun way for adults to enjoy a youthful activity. She notes that roller skating brings “Shameless joy and bodily positivity among black and brown children who may be new to skating. During the pandemic, I started to skate inside the house! It had a low impact on my knee and brought me so much joy. Being able to reconnect with the community and the freedom it brings makes it even better. My goal is for the love for skating and the culture of skating to translate into the next generation of skaters. Through skating, they can build self-confidence, bond with other skaters, and create healthy habits to stay active through creative activities.

just ride With that – a first of its kind girls roller skating clinic sponsored by WNY Girls in Sports.

The Skate Jam is open to everyone, including those who haven’t had the opportunity to skate before. The event is part of a series of healthy initiatives that Lala presents as part of her non-profit organization (GUGA Foundation). The foundation is in place to fight childhood obesity through fun exercise events including the Mommy & Me “You Can Dance Girl” program and “Just Roll With It” (a girls’ skating clinic sponsored by WNY Girls in Sports).

We are excited about the rebirth of skate culture in Buffalo, NY and we are truly honored to have the support of United Way and Highmark, as well as organizations such as Queen City Roller Derby, Good Vibes Rollin, Rainbow Rink and Zone One Skating, ”said Lala.

The JWRI Skate Jam for the community will be held in Canalside on Saturday September 25, 2021. The event will be free to the public from 3pm to 7pm. Guests must register to participate – Register on this site. There will be free skate rentals, games and food trucks, as well as a recognition ceremony for skating clinic participants.


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