My school had a roller skating evening for the students in one of the big auditoriums. I enjoy roller skating, so I went.
Some general etiquette rules for roller skating:
1. It is rude to skate four people abreast so that you are blocking the flow of traffic. (Especially since the people who do that tend to be the inexperienced skaters who are hanging on to friends for balance.) I'm curious whether it's okay to hold hands if there's only two of you, though. I can see wanting to hold hands with your friend but I had a lot more trouble avoiding people holding hands than I had avoiding individual skaters.
2. Try to keep up with the flow of traffic-- it's slower on the edge and faster in the middle. Try to end up close to where your speed actually is. And don't go against the flow of traffic.
3. Do not raise your broomstick above your head. This one I was guilty of (Harry and the Potters were playing, so it was Harry Potter themed, so there were broomsticks, though since it takes some skill to roller skate with a broomstick not too many people had them), and realized why it was a bad idea when I saw someone have to duck under it. If you're holding it horizontally above your head, it is going to hit the head of anyone taller than you.
4. Don't be drunk. They've improved about this from my freshman year when I was knocked down several times by drunken skaters, but really, roller skates and alcohol are just a bad combination. This is one of those situations where even if it's a disco ball party, you should stay sober for reasons of safety and politeness. (Since crashing into someone is both dangerous and rude.)
5. In a similar vein, don't spill your beer on the floor where people are skating. If you do, clean it up quickly. The reasons for this should be fairly obvious.
So, anyone else have roller skating rules/commentary on these ones?