Can You Roller Skate In An Airport?

Roller skating has seen a huge resurgence in popularity in the last few years with adults. Many people are looking for unique places to skate and some have fantasized about roller skating around an airport terminal!

But can you really roller skate in an airport, or is it a pipe dream? For those brave souls who want to give it a try, there are certain considerations they must take into account before they turn up at their nearest airport.

In this article, I’ll discuss whether or not roller skating is permitted in airports, how to stay safe while skating through one, and what’s the best type of skate to use when attempting such a feat.

Can You Rollerblade In An Airport?

Rollerblading in an airport is not something that will be allowed and unfortunately, airports have banned this activity for the safety of travelers. However, if you bring your rollerblades to the airport, it does provide the potential for some fun.

So long as you’re not hindering anyone and follow the necessary rules and restrictions, there is a possibility that you may be able to rollerblade within the confines of the airport.

But it’s best to be aware of possible fines or punishments that could arise from rollerblading in airports since most of them do not allow it. As a precautionary measure, roller Editors advise choosing quieter areas within the airport if attempting to blade.

Though some might feel like rollerblading would create a thrilling experience in an airport, safety should always come first!

Can You Bring Rollerblades On A Plane?

Rollerblades are a great way to get around and now you can even bring them with you on a plane! The TSA allows skates, including rollerblades, as long as they’re not in your hands. You can store your blades either under your seat or in the overhead luggage compartment inside the plane.

If your rollerblades don’t fit in a bag, it’s still okay to bring them on the plane. It’s important though that you strap them together so they won’t be taking up too much room when entering and be careful not to injure anyone around you. Once seated, make sure to put them away right away either under your seat or in the overhead storage so that none of the other passengers will have their movement hindered by having something large obstructing their path.

Bringing rollerblades on board is doable but just make sure that you take extra care not to bother any of your fellow passengers and keep everything well-organized!

How Should You Carry Your Rollerblades In An Airport?

When you’re traveling with rollerblades, carrying them through an airport can be tricky. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make sure they get to your destination safely – and without hurting anyone in the process.

One option is to buy a rollerblade leash or strap that will hang them across your body so that you won’t lose them. This way, you’ll be able to keep track of your skates without having to worry about anyone running into them.

Alternatively, you might also consider buying a bag specifically for carrying your rollerblades so that you don’t have to depend on any other baggage if you lose track of it.

No matter how you choose to bring your skates, always take care not to harm yourself or others while in the airport building. Tie up the blades together if necessary and carry them on board with your hand luggage – this will usually ensure they get from point A to B without any problems!

Getting Through Security With Roller Skates

Having roller skates when going through airport security can be a bit nerve-wracking. After all, the airlines do have specific rules regarding equipment like this in order to keep everyone safe during their travels.

For the most part, you won’t have too many problems getting your skates through security. However, you may be charged an additional fee for having them as extra baggage. Make sure to check with your airline before traveling just to make sure everything is in order.

You also need to consider how you’ll carry the skates on board the aircraft because TSA officers may enforce certain rules (like having them in a bag instead of on a leash). This is so that they don’t cause any harm to other passengers if they bump into one another while boarding or when taking off the plane.

Just in case, it’s always recommended that you carry an additional small bag with you when flying with roller skates – this will give you peace of mind and ensure that your journey runs as smoothly as possible.


What kind of trouble could you potentially get in for roller skating in an airport in the US?

Roller skating in an airport might sound like a lot of fun, but it could also lead to some serious trouble. In the US at least, it isn’t illegal to roller skate in an airport, however, you may get stopped by TSA or security and this could result in missing your flight.

Additionally, your skates may be confiscated if the staff deems them unsafe.

If you damage anything or injure someone with your skating stunts then the consequences are more severe and would depend on the severity of the situation. To avoid any disruption to your journey and additional stress, it is best to stick to walking when in an airport.

Are skates allowed on planes?

When it comes to bringing roller skates onto an airplane, there are certain rules you’ll need to follow. Most airlines will allow you to bring your skates if they are properly and securely packed into a bag or backpack.

However, it’s always best to check with the airline beforehand to make sure this is permissible.

It’s also important that you are aware of the restrictions as some airlines may not allow skates to be taken on board due to safety reasons. Additionally, most airlines may require that skates be checked-in rather than being brought as carry-on luggage.

Overall, it is possible in many cases to take your roller skates onboard an aircraft, but it is important that you are aware of proper packing instructions and that you check with the airline before doing so.

How do you pack roller skates?

When you’re packing your roller skates for transportation, it’s important to make sure they’re secure and ready to go. One way to do this is by using a roller skate bag or backpack. This will help ensure that the skates stay safe and won’t be bumped around during your journey.

It’s also important to make sure the wheels of your skates are fastened securely, as this will further protect them from potentially moving around too much during travel. If necessary, you can even remove the wheels and pack them separately so they don’t move at all.

By following these steps, you can rest assured that your roller skates will make it safely wherever you need to go!


The answer to whether or not you can roller skate in an airport remains ambiguous. Generally speaking, it is probably best to avoid any type of roller skates in most airports as there are many travelers around and security can be tight.

However, there are some airports that may allow roller skating for safety reasons or for leisure activities. The best option for those interested in skateboarding is definitely to check with their local airport prior to arriving so that they know the rules and regulations before attempting it.

Joseph E. Bogle

Meet Joseph E. Bogle, the founder and lead writer of, an enthusiast of skating for over a decade. I'm an aggressive skater and certified skating coach, dedicated to sharing his knowledge and passion for skating with others through his blog. With my unique combination of personal experience and professional expertise, is a valuable resource for skaters of all levels, from beginners to advanced athletes.