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Roller skating, Hoverboarding and falling on my ass || Roller Skating in Lagos

by Ifunanya
Roller skating, Hoverboarding and falling on my ass || Roller Skating in Lagos

This is the story of how I learned that I was still okay with being completely vulnerable.

But first, here is a short video of my friend and I falling on our asses…

One day, my friend and I were walking around the mall and stumbled on an indoor skating rink. I hadn’t had even the slightest clue of their existence. So you can try to imagine my surprise when while strolling around the mall, waiting for a bank transfer to go through, I stumbled upon it. Thank you Zenith bank for randomly deciding I could no longer use my card for POS payments.

I am a bit of an adventurous person so naturally my first response was excitement. My friend and I walked in, inquired about the cost and immediately decided to give it a shot.

It was only after payments had been made and the roller skates where brought to me that I had my first “oh no baby, what is you doing” moment in my head. My mind flashed to all the funny internet videos of people falling while rollerskating. For a second I thought of just walking out and not looking back. But I knew that I would hate myself for at least not trying, so I did.

Roller skating, Hoverboarding and falling on my ass || Roller Skating in Lagos

I deliberately let myself be vulnerable by doing something I knew I was not good at and ended up having a wonderful time(despite repeatedly falling on my ass)

Roller skating, Hoverboarding and falling on my ass || Roller Skating in Lagos

You are probably asking yourself “What is the point of this post?” Well it is this; we tend to miss out on a lot of wonderful experiences because we have the inability to be deliberately vulnerable.

Dear reader, it is not always easy but try to always remember that sometimes you don’t have to be perfect, you don’t always have to be the best. Sometimes all you have to do is show up(and make a fool of yourself) with a readiness to learn.

And even thought I too didn’t believe it when they fest told me, it’s truly not as hard as it seems. As long as you don’t let the fear of falling control you, it’s quite easy to get the hang of it.

Roller skating, Hoverboarding and falling on my ass || Roller Skating in Lagos

Time is a gift and memories are precious. Please don’t let fear force you into spending all of your life in your comfort zone


A few tips:

The roller rink is called SKATE CITY and its on the first floor at Maryland Mall, Anthony Lagos.

Apart from roller skates they also have hoover boards which is actually a lot easier to master.

As at today the price list is N1000/10mins of hoverboarding and N2000/45mins of roller skating

You will be provided with skates and a helmet. You also wont be allowed to skate with glasses or wristwatches on, incase you fall.

Putting your phone in your back pocket is a big NO, you will most likely be falling on your ass.

Remember to come with a positive attitude and a willing spirit.

Roller skating, Hoverboarding and falling on my ass || Roller Skating in Lagos If  you have any questions or comments about the rink, if you are planning a visit and need more information please leave a comment or send an email to hello@sunlightdreamer.com and I will be sure to assist you any way I can…xx

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Morlimoore October 16, 2018 - 10:52 am

Great stuff… You’ll be my oringo consult when the time comes☺

Phaytea’s Pulse October 16, 2018 - 11:48 am

Oh nice… For some reason, I keep ignoring the mall at Maryland and going to ICM.. You just gave me an idea for this weekend. I have kids coming over this weekend. Are kids allowed in there though?

Ifunanya October 16, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Yup, I totally understand, took me a while to get used to the Mayland mall too. Also Children are definitely allowed 😊

Desire Uba October 16, 2018 - 1:21 pm

Never heard about this place but it sounds like a lot of fun. Lagos has a lot of hidden gems though.
I like how you let yourself go. Its the best way to live! Sorry about Zenith bank and their wahala.
Thank you for sharing Ifunanya.

Ifunanya October 16, 2018 - 1:49 pm

You are absolutely right, Lagos does have a lot of hidden fun places.
I’m so glad you liked it Desire and thank you 😊

Funmi October 16, 2018 - 2:03 pm

Looks rather fun. Trust you had a great time.

Funmi xx

Debs October 17, 2018 - 7:57 am

My first attempt at skating was in South Africa. Theirs was on ice, oh gurl, I fell several times. I couldn’t even moved past the same place I was. And landing on ice is so painful.

It was funny and painful at the same time watching others do it effortlessly while I struggle.

But it was an exposure for me. I agree with you that sometimes we should show up and try. Only then can we know how far we can really go.

I really needed this post right now and I’m glad I opened it.


Ifunanya October 17, 2018 - 10:28 am

I can totally relate to the “watching other people do it effortlessly” part very well!!! Especially the children. I was like 😩😩😩 And the falling part too girl😂😂
I’m really glad you liked this post Debs…xxx

Oluchi October 18, 2018 - 4:58 am

Nigeria is getting interesting. Lagos to be precise. This is so cool!

Oyindamola Ajibike October 30, 2018 - 2:19 pm

A really good read. I laughed at the falling on ass part. Won’t be trying this anytime soon so I don’t fall.

Bee December 6, 2018 - 1:12 pm

You look like you had a lot of fun !
I think its the perfect time to stop trying to be perfect and just live in the moment.
Thank you for sharing <3

Ifunanya June 14, 2019 - 5:08 am

Thank you ❤️❤️


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