Skating Activity is the perfect family sport. It’s affordable (especially if you buy your skates second hand), it’s often free to participate in the activity once you purchase the skates and helmet, and it’s great for gross motor skills and coordination. Skating works the legs and glutes as you power through movement, while your arms and core get a workout as you balance your body during the movement. It even improves flexibility and endurance. Skating helps to build strength, especially in the muscles of the lower body.