London, KY, March 11, 2010—Finley’s Fun Center has joined with the Roller Skating Association International (RSA) in presenting its annual Skate A Million Miles event to promote a healthy lifestyle. Skate A Million Miles will kickoff March 11, 2010 and run through June 30, 2010. The event will focus on the health benefits of roller-skating, and thus has partnered with the President’s Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program.
From March 11th start date through the final date in June; Finley’s Fun Center will join skating centers across the country in asking skaters to register for the event. Ten thousand (10,000) skaters skating at least five times throughout the event, is what is needed to help the RSA get to the overall goal of one million miles skated.
Roller-skating is also a unique way to achieve health benefits while having fun. The average person can burn 350 calories by skating at a rate of six miles per hour. This number increases to 600 calories if the person averages 10 miles within the hour. This is the basic equivalent of calories burned in jogging. Roller-skating is also recommended by the American Heart Association as an aerobic fitness sport.
The dates of Skate A Million Miles coincide with the National President’s Challenge so participants can log their time spent roller-skating as one of their activities in working to achieve the President’s Active Lifestyle Award (PALA.) For more information on the President’s Challenge please visit www.presidentschallenge.org.
Finley’s Fun Center has been a long time tradition in London and Danville. Finley’s is a family fun place offering food, games and skating for children of all ages.