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On Wheels

Submitted by tara.pina on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:35
Article written by student: Max Whipple

Do you ever just stop and think about how funny something could be, like roll-skating? Roller skating is humans intentionally strapping on 8 wheels just to move a little faster.  And here we are, SJHS students getting into a large metal can with 4 large wheels to go to this term's Citizenship Party, it all seeming very funny. When the wheels started to move, bands of students laughed while others blasted music from portable speakers. Parker Smith told me, “The bus ride was fun.  I sat with friends and listened to some music!”

The bus rolled up to the building as students grabbed their wheels and were off.  Multi-colored lights, resembling 70’s disco turned on as the rink quickly filled with eager skaters. Camren Jones, a roller skater says, ”It’s fun, I only fell once!”.  Parker Smyth, a 9th grader who roller-blades regularly said, “It’s fun! It’s tiring, but exhilarating!”. The few teenagers that were uncomfortable, definitely needed their experienced pals to lend a hand or a foot.  As the teenagers found their new legs, the staff played a game. The skaters moved sporadically around the rink, looking like balls in a pinball machine. It was fun to watch the skaters laugh and fall down, while grabbing their tedious friends.

At the end of a 3 hour skating experience, the lights turned on as the students came back to reality.  Brenen Salazar said, “ I would definitely come back to Orem fun center. I really like to skate and the games they play.  I come here with my friends a few times a year and I’m looking forward to coming back.” Meanwhile, I’m hanging up my wheels and I’ll stick to regular, good old fashion walking. Cuz that’s how I roll.