Artistic Roller Skating 101
What Is Artistic Roller Skating Exactly? We’re here to go through every twist and turn with you!
Artistic roller skating is an athletic sport that is very similar to figure skating on ice, but where competitors wear roller skates. There are some unique differences between roller and ice skating, however many athletes have once competed in both. Many famous ice skating champions once competed on roller skates (Brian Boitano, Tara Lipinski, Marina Kielmann). Artistic roller skating has been proven to be more difficult to master since ice allows the skater to press a deep edge which is used to push off when performing jumps. Roller skates however are a bit heavier, making jumping more difficult.
There are many different artistic roller skating disciplines, are as follows: