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to think that six is too young for rollerskates?

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xmasadsboohiss Tue 10-Dec-13 09:35:18

that's it really!

diplodocus Tue 10-Dec-13 09:41:34

My six year old both roller skates and ice skates. She's not particularly co-ordinated so I would say six (or even younger) is fine. She wears helmet and pads.

uberalice Tue 10-Dec-13 09:43:01

I learned to skate when I was six.

500internalerror Tue 10-Dec-13 09:46:27

I think it's a great age to learn. Probably better in the park than careering round pavements at first though grin

MadAsFish Tue 10-Dec-13 09:49:15

I think mine was 5 when we got him inline skates - though I am a very keen skater, and his father is reasonably keen, which had some bearing.
I don't think 6 is too young.

Phaush Tue 10-Dec-13 09:50:32

We bought some for DD at a car boot when she was three. I don't know if she was too young, or my back was too old, but she's only used them once ...

ems1910 Tue 10-Dec-13 09:50:35

My son loves the roller disco we take him to. He doesn't have his own pair yet but he will on his birthday. Quad style.

MammaTJ Tue 10-Dec-13 09:50:37

No, it is not. My DD1 had them at that age. DD2 hasn't yet at 8 though, as she can fall off a flat surface. It depends on the child.

wigglesrock Tue 10-Dec-13 09:50:48

I think it's a great age too smile . My 6 year old mastered rollerskating in about 5 mins. She was much more able than her 8 year old sister. She also went ice skating for the first time last week & it was the same story.

Anything that get them up & outside is a good thing imo.

blackandwhiteandredallover Tue 10-Dec-13 09:52:16

Hope not, that's what 5yo DD1 is getting for christmas! Though they are more what I would call roller boots really. We went to a roller rink recently and she picked it up really quickly, she was better than me! which isn't very hard

CiderBomb Tue 10-Dec-13 09:54:14

I had roller skates at about five! Definitely not too young at all.

Idespair Tue 10-Dec-13 09:54:32

It's ok if the child's coordination and physical development is good. They also need to be protected and have confidence.

AnUnearthlyChild Tue 10-Dec-13 09:55:41


My 3 yo can ice skate. 6 is getting old to learn IMO.

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Tue 10-Dec-13 09:56:11

no not at all sounds like a good age!

MigGril Tue 10-Dec-13 09:59:02

no not at that age. our local rink does lessons for younger ones then that.

mrsjay Tue 10-Dec-13 10:02:25

why do you think it is too young mine had roller skates by 6 and dd1 had her first pair of inline skates by 9

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Tue 10-Dec-13 10:02:36

No - it's fine smile

Ninehoursahead Tue 10-Dec-13 10:03:21

I learnt to roller skate at 5. My dad who is generally crap taught me as it was one of his hobbies!

livinginawinterwonderland Tue 10-Dec-13 10:05:39

YABU, six is fine. I actually think most kids start before then.

flipchart Tue 10-Dec-13 10:07:29

Is it heck too young.
Blimey kids are ice skating and skiing younger than that.

LookingThroughTheFog Tue 10-Dec-13 10:09:05

I hope not - my 5-o is desperate for them for her birthday next month! I suspect she'll start slowly, holding hands and wearing a lot of pads and helmets.

diddl Tue 10-Dec-13 10:10:09

Sounds fine to me-sure I was roller skating at that age-as were friends.

goodtimesinbontemps Tue 10-Dec-13 10:12:00

Definitely not too young, all able to skate by 4 or 5 here.

PrammyMammy Tue 10-Dec-13 10:12:59

No. My 4yo dd is a confident skater. My 5yo ds has asked for skates from
Santa too.

HeadlessHeadmistress Tue 10-Dec-13 10:13:38

My 6 yo old has skates.

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