ROLLER-SKATING is back on trend thanks to TikTok and lockdown.

Many young people found themselves at a loss of what to do during the first coronavirus lockdown and turned to TikTok to beat the boredom.

Giovanna Fedorniak from Bolton saw a video of a girl roller-skating and dancing on TikTok and that was enough to fuel her passion.

She said: “I used to skateboard when I was younger, but my mum was against it because she broke her ankle skateboarding when she was young.

“I had nothing else to do so I thought I’d get a pair and see how I do. My first pair cost £100 and I thought that was expensive because I didn’t know how expensive it got. The ones I have now are worth £500.”

But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the environmental consultant, as she broke her leg while skating last September.

She said: “I didn’t get back on the skates until January. You just try not to push yourself too hard.

“You must be quite fearless and learn to fall, so just stand on your feet and practice falling on your thighs.”

Roller skating has been popular for years and by the 1970s many rinks had opened around the country. The original Navada in Spa Road was a popular hang-out back then and the renamed Nevada is now open at Burnden Sports Complex.

But fears of breaking limbs are often what terrifies people of starting.

Miss Fedorniak said: “It’s inevitable you will fall, and I didn’t even let a broken leg stop me from going back.

“I was terrified of going back but I just thought I didn’t pay all this money to stop after all that time.

“It was lovely to get back on the skates and I even think I have been better since breaking my leg.

Although she is from Bolton, Giovanna often travels to Adlington with the Bolton Roller Gang, a Facebook group.

She said: “I wanted to do some type of sport. My boyfriend plays football and skateboards, but I had nothing and I hate gyms.”

You can follow Giovanna on Instagram @violet_dazee