Big Wheel Blading’s COVID-19 Coverage

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every skater in the world in some way. In this new series, Inline Skating and Life During COVID-19, we will be checking in with various inline skaters from around the globe to see how the pandemic has affected their life. This is only one part of our COVID-19 coverage, which includes editorials, interviews with skaters who are deemed essential workers and an in depth report of what long term affects the pandemic will have on our sport and industry. Also check out the series, Essential Workers, Inline Skaters on the Front Lines of COVID-19, where we talk to inline skaters from around the world who are considered Essential Workers. If you’d like to contribute an editorial piece or have any comments or suggestions you can email janericwelch@bigwheelblading.com.


Angelina Wong is a 32-year-old inline skater and teacher living in Hong Kong.


What is the current situation with COVID-19 in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong has been affected by COVID-19 since right after Christmas. Many businesses were closed and groups of more than four people are not allowed to gather. Hong Kong will partially ease social-distancing measures next month, with some business being allowed to reopen after May 7.

Are you still skating?

No, I am no longer skating. All of the skating rinks are closed so I can no longer do indoor training.

What activities are you doing to occupy your time? 

For exercise I go out running with my sister. I also spend a lot of time cooking and playing with my dogs.

How has COVID-19 most affected you life? 

I am a teacher but haven’t seen my students since Christmas because all the schools are closed.

What are your major concerns right now and looking into the future?

My major concern is the economy and how it will recover. I’m also worried about my friends losing their jobs. And I really hope that kids will keep skating when this is all done with.


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