Roller skating fit the 1970s like a glove. Two trademarks of the decade were (1) environmental concerns and (2) fitness, so it shouldn't be a surprise to learn that something which captalized on both would become a huge sensation. Roller skating was a fuel-less means of travel, and it burned calories - a match made in heaven!
When you added disco into the mix, the lid blew off, and the roller skate quickly became a symbol of the decade. So, get ready. This post is literally bursting at the seams with roller skating dynamite. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of rollermania!
Follow this link to check out some of the worst roller skating I've ever seen on an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.... proving once and for all that roller skating will still be around for hundreds of years to come.
Follow this link to watch the 1979 television airing of The Playboy Roller Disco Pajama Party complete with commercial breaks. A little slice of heaven.