Types of Skating

Types of Skating

Artistic Roller Skating

Roller Figure Skating demands that its skaters combine a careful balance of precision, strength, and artistry into a single, impressive performance. The results are as spectacular to witness as they are to perform, and they demonstrate a mastery of the sport in all its intricacy.

The breadth of roller figure skating is also reflected in the diversity of its members. Skaters of all ages can take an active part in the sport, finding any number of challenges to inspire them to reach their individual goals - from a beginner class to world-class championship competition. - USA roller Sports

Speed Skating

USARS speed skating is a non-contact sport, requiring skaters to display their skills to maneuver cleanly through the pack and into winning position. Skaters are disqualified for pushing, blocking, forcing another racer out of position, or using their arms, legs, or hands in any way that impedes the progress of other competitors. For added safety, skaters are also required to wear approved helmets during competition.

Speed skating, like other organized sports, requires skaters to be disciplined as they train and compete in an effort to attain peak performance. Although the sport is at home in a variety of locales, the two basic divisions are for indoor and outdoor events.

- USA roller Sports

Street Skating

Among skaters not committed to a particular discipline, a popular social activity is the group skate or street skate, in which large groups of skaters regularly meet to skate together, usually on city streets. Although such touring existed among quad roller skate clubs in the 1970s and 1980s, it made the jump to inline skates in 1990 with groups in large cities throughout the United States.

-Wikipedia

Aggressive Inline

Aggressive inline skating is trick-based skating. This is where the individual performs tricks using a slightly different skate to normal. The skate has a grind block in between two wheels and the various companies have designed the boots to take these extra strains. Also the wheels have a flat large contact surface for grip.
Aggressive inline can either take place at a skate park or on the street. Typically predominantly grinds but also air tricks such as spins and flips.

-Wikipedia

Roller Derby

Roller derby is taking the sports world by storm as it continues to be one of the most rapidly growing sports! With over 1,200 leagues in approximately 38 countries (numbers as of March 12, 2012) it is definitely more than just a fad. It is fun, yet highly competitive as it encompasses individuals of all athletic abilities, sizes, and age.

- USA roller Sports