Roller Skating & Rollerblading

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Roller Skating and Rollerblading(inline skating) are great activities for exercise.

Indoor Roller Skating/Blading

For indoor roller skating and roller blading in Cattaraugus County the place to go is Skateland of Franklinville.

Roller Derbys are coming back! We have the Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby that includes several local roller derby teams. Roller Derby teams have practices at Skateland and other places in Western New York.

Outdoor Roller Skating/Blading

For outdoor roller skating and rollerblading, Cattaraugus County has several paved trails.

The Allegheny River Trail is 5.6 miles of paved trail that runs along the Allegheny River and crosses over the western end of Olean, New York and through St. Bonaventure University.

Allegany State Park offers 5.7 miles of paved multi-use trail which circles the Red House area of the park.

 

Health Benefits of Rollerblading & Roller Skating

Health Benefits of Inline Skating

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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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