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April 09, 2020

Stacey Short (aka Stacey Skates) is a rolling skating diva based on the New South Wales central coast. As the founder of Roller Fit and Roller Girl Promotions, she loves getting people skating on their high points and rolling down ramps. Stacey couples her love for skating with being a passionate conservationist and animal lover.  

How did you get into what you’re doing?

I started roller skating at a young age, my Dad use to take me to all my lessons and competitions as a kid, I already loved the sensation of rolling. I was a competitive skater as a kid and when I was 16 I left the sport to explore the world. At the age of 22 (to cut a long story short) I got back into skating but just wanted to do it for fun and health and thus I started my business @rollerfit.   

Have you ever had a scary experience?

Yes. I I sailed with my brother, my one-year-old niece and sister in-law Cosmos from Vanuatu  to Australia. It was supposed to be a chilled trade winds sales nine-day passage, but we hit some very intense weather. We got to Australia 12 days later alive. It was so scary !  

What’s your daily routine to stay in the zone? 

It changes depending on the month and year haha but at the moment, grabbing a coffee at my local cafe in the small town I live in and walking out of the house with my headphones and listening to some good tunes. #paulkelly 

Who in your field inspires you? 

So, so, so many! However right now it's two main groups: The owner of Moxi Roller Skates and the #moxiskateteam, Estrojen. Look her up on Instagram and you will see why! GOALS in skating, GOALS in running a business.  And all the NEW people coming into roller skating — beginners are so inspiring in the way they pick up a new activity and make it their own.  

If you had a billboard, what it would it say? 

Sometimes the bravest, most important thing you can do is just show up. 

If there was a one word reminder that kept you going, what is it? 


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