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Roller Skating

Travelling using skates with wheels.

An Overview of Roller Skating

Rollerskating involves travelling using skates with four wheels in a square, and generally takes place in skate halls. Rollerblading also known as Inline Skating involves traveling using a type of roller skate in which the wheels are set in a single straight line under the boot and takes place in skate parks.

Benefits

  • Strengthens bones
  • Burns calories
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Targets hips, thighs and buttocks
  • Low impact
  • Develops cardiovascular and muscular endurance
  • Improves balance and agility

Costs

Once you have your own skates you can skate for free. If you are new to skating and would like a lesson to get you started a single lesson can cost around £20 per person.

Equipment

  • Rollerblades with a heel brake
  • Knee, wrist and elbow pads
  • A helmet

Facts

  • Ice Hockey players, Nordic and Alpine skiers can adapt Rollerblading into their off-season training regimens as they use similar muscles to their sports.

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National Governing Bodies

British Roller Sports Federation

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