Roller sports are sports that involve the use of human powered devices / vehicles that roll either by gravity or through various pushing techniques. Typically, ball bearings and polyurethane wheels are used for momentum and traction respectively. It is attached to devices or vehicles that the individual is equipped with. It includes the following sports and disciplines: Inline skating, Roller-skating, Roller hockey, Aggressive skating, Speed skating, Freestyle skating and skateboarding. The two most common types of roller sports are inline skating and skateboarding with both being a common sight today in Singapore.
Fun fact - Skateboarding was invented only forty plus years ago in 1965
Fun fact - Roller-skating helps develop motor and listening skills
Inline skating is also known as "roller blading" due to the popular brand of inline skates, Rollerblade. It is an affordable activity that is fun, healthy and suitable for all ages. With proper instruction, the sport’s basic techniques can be learned in a relatively short time and is easy to pick up. Groups, clubs, couples and friends who love inline skating will find that there’s no better way to bond than on wheels.
Inline skating is a sport that is practiced all around the globe. Inline skates typically have 2 to 5 polyurethane wheels, arranged in a single line. The in-line design allows for greater speed than roller skates and better maneuverability. Inline-skating is practiced and performed using inline skates designed for race tracks, skate parks, urban areas.
Start Rollerblading and Skateboarding today!
Here are some tips to get you started
WHAT TO WEAR
- A breathable cotton T-shirt, Dri-Fit shirts, tank top or singlets
- A comfortable long pants or jeans in case you fall
- A pair of socks
THINGS YOU WILL NEED
- Inline Skates (these are available for rent at several places)
- Elbow Pads
ADDITIONAL ITEMS YOU MIGHT NEED
- Padded shorts
- Wrist guards
- Mouth guard (more for skateboarding)