In preparation for this Friday’s retro roll around the rink with the retro-loving Auckland-based Pin Up Honey’s, at Glenfield’s Activzone, I have curated a collection of the very best snippets of retro rollers; both legit vintage and modern homages to rollerskating’s popularity peaks through history…
Use the cute and fun videos as outfit inspo or daring-moves inspo, but above all else, enjoy!
NB: If you are coming along on Friday, and are a bit nervous about first-time/rusty skating skills, I highly recommend this (cheesy-AF) instructional video to get an idea of the basics.
Rollerskating in the 1930’s
Little dance shorts, sweet collared shirts and Fred Astaire; the early years of rollerskating started off well!
Rollerskating in the 1950’s
Full skirts, dapper menswear, and wholesome teenage dates at the local indoor rink.
Rollerskating in the 1970’s
The tiniest and tightest of shorts, flowing hair and American sportswear staples. Oh… and the grooviest moves in town!
Aggressive, athletic and anything goes! Whether you’re a punky tomboy type, or an ultra-femme pinup cutie, rollerskating is fun for ALL in this modern age!
Photo on right: Rollin’ Ragdolls
See you cool cats on the rink!!