Marie Bomboy, 71, of Montoursville, began roller skating during her retirement as a way of socializing and meeting new people.
Not only is roller skating good for your health, but it's good emotionally, too, experts say.
According to Kevin Baker, international president of the Roller Skating Association, "roller skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits, calorie burning, reduction of body fat and leg strength development."
Bomboy agrees, and also said that skating is good for any age.
She roller skated often as a young child and started again in 2002 after her retirement "because I could do it again."
"It was something I could still do and it's good exercise and it's very good socialization," Bomboy said. "I met a lot of new people roller skating."
Bombay said that rollerskating is for "both the young and the old." She skates with people in their 80s to those who are still in preschool.
Bomboy's favorite place to skate is Trout Pond Park in Muncy, where she goes twice week.
"I can go around the rink and I can stand up," Bomboy said with a chuckle. "I'm just glad I'm able to do it."
Bomboy said interested skaters should check out their local rinks if they are interested in getting a healthy workout and having fun.
Below is a listing of rinks in our area:
Skate Haven - 501 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven. Call 748-6906.
YMCA-River Valley Regional, 320 Elmira St. Call 323-7134.
YMCA-Jersey Shore - 826 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Call 398-3024.
Trout Pond Park - 1985 Route 405 Highway, Muncy. Call 546-8780.
Skatetown Family Fun Center - 2845 Skatetown Road, Bloomsburg. Call 784-3580.
Magic River Skateland - 1408 Montour Boulevard, Danville. Call 225-1473.
Sunset Rink II - Shamokin Dam. Call 743-6060.
Troy Skateland - 60 Canton St., Troy. Call 662-4955.