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Press Release: Rolloway Productions Advances Social-Emotional Learning through Roller Skating

Contact: Monica McNeal Boddie COO, Rolloway Productions LLC Mobile: 301-887-3475 Email:

PRESS RELEASE 07-18-2021


Lanham, MD — During the pandemic, roller skating surged in popularity in the DMV as a safe outlet during quarantine thanks to the innovation of Rolloway Productions, the premier roller skating entertainment company that introduces skaters of all ages the love of skating. Today, the benefits and joy of skating are being taken to the classroom to help young scholars build the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life. Rolloway Productions is excited to announce the launch of the Art In Motion for Social-Emotional Learning (AIM for SEL) program in partnership with Greater Riverdale Thrives at Lanham Skate Center.

In AIM for SEL, young scholars receive roller skating instruction infused with SEL-aligned themes while their parents attend an on-site workshop focused on supporting their children’s social-emotional learning development -- all at the price of a regular skate class.

“We are changing the world through roller skating because we use it to uplift the community. We are proud to partner with Greater Riverdale Thrives to support families and we look forward to doing more,” said Kenneth “Rollo” Davis, CEO of Rolloway Productions.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. It is an important part of education and personal development for people of all ages.

Experts agree that when students are taught social and emotional competencies, not only are they better prepared for school and life, but they also have improved attitudes, better relationships, experience less anxiety, behavior problems, and substance use. SEL provides a foundation for positive, long-term effects on children, adults, and communities. Thanks to this partnership with Rollaway Productions and Greater Riverdale Thrives, children and their families in the DC Metro Area will gain access to these life changing skills in a fun and unique way.

Nearly 50 participants, including students and parents, joined the first session in July. Parents enjoyed learning about SEL and witnessing their children experience the gift of skating for the first time. At the same time, our students developed a new level of self confidence by learning how to skate. Through the professional instruction of the Rolloway Productions’ “Lace ‘Em Up” Skate Team and the incorporation of SEL principles, many students developed the basic skills quickly.

For more details on upcoming sessions, visit follow Rolloway Productions on Facebook and Instagram

About Rolloway Productions LLC

Rolloway Productions stands for fun, intergenerational, cross-cultural, quality entertainment--on roller skates! As the DMV's premier provider of roller skating instruction from beginner to professional skaters since 2014, we offer you a family-friendly environment and teachers who are the best at giving simple, constructive, effective lessons.

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