Inline Skating is a variety of skating as a competitive sport. Inline skates have two to five polyurethane wheels, and they are arranged in a single line. The design allow for faster speed than roller skates.
Inline skating is performed at race tracks, skate parks, urban areas, and off-roads. Inline skating is popularly known as roller blading due to the popular brand “rollerblades.”
Types of inline skating are:
- Vert Skating — roller skating on a vertical ramp, performing various tricks while airborne.
- Aggressive Inline Skating — involves grins, airs, cess slides, to/heel rolls and other advance skating techniques.
- Freestyle Slalom Skating — involves performing tricks around a straight line of equally spaced cones while wearing inline skates. Other forms of Freestyle Skating are speed slalom, free jump, high jump, and jam.
- Inline Speed Skating — athletes use inline skates to race around tracks
- Inline Hockey — similar to ice hockey, players move around on a wooden or concrete surface wearing inline skates.
- Road Skating — athletes use either inline or roller skates and ride on road courses.
- Roller Soccer — indoor sport, playing soccer while wearing inline skates.
- Inline Alpine Skating
- Roller Skating — there are a range of sports performed while wearing roller skates.
- Ice Skating — there are a range of sports that utilize ice skating, such as ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating.
- Roller Skiing — races are conducted on tarmac road courses with athletes wearing snow skis with wheels attached.
- List of Roller Sports
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports
- Roller Sports at the Olympics