Artistic Skating (roller)

Artistic roller skaters wear boots with wheels instead of blades, but skating disciplines are very similar to those found in ice-skating, which include; figure skating, freestyle (individuals performing jumps and spins), pairs (two people performing jumps, spins, and lifts), dance couples, solo dances, and team skating (similar to synchronized skating on ice).

Artistic roller skaters use either quad or inline skates, though quad skates are more traditional and significantly more common. Generally quad and inline skaters compete in separate events and not against each other. Roller skating is often considered more difficult than ice-skating because ice allows the skater to draw a deep, solid edge to push from when performing jumps. Roller skates are also generally heavier than their ice equivalents.


Activity type:

Wheel Sports

How to get involved:

Currently no clubs in Cornwall

Equipment needed:

Roller blades/ skates

Average cost:

Under 5

National Governing Body:

No recognised NGB

Relevant links:

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