Roller Sports

History of Roller Sports

Roller sports are events that use human-powered vehicles which require rolling, either by gravity or various pushing techniques. There are 2 disciplines of Roller Sports offered in The World Games: Inline Hockey and Speed Skating.

Inline Hockey

In-line Hockey is a team sport played on in-line skates in which players use a hockey stick to shoot a hard plastic hockey puck into their opponent’s goal to score points. It is considered a contact sport, but body checking is prohibited. There are five players (including the goalie) from each team on the rink at a time. Players skate up and down the floor trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

Speed Skating

Speed Skating involves racing on in-line skates. There are 2 categories of Speed Skating: Track and Road. In Track, the race is held on a patinodrome that is 200 meters in circumference with banked curves. In Road, races may be held on regular pavement. The tracks are marked by multiple pylons that create a road course.

Country of Origin

  • Belgium/United States

Popular Countries

  • Argentina, Belgium, Columbia, Germany, India, Italy

2017 World Games Champion (country)

  • Artistic/Dance – Italy (mixed)
  • Artistic/Freeskating – Italy (men & women)
  • Artistic/Pair – Italy (mixed)
  • Inline Hockey/Team – Czech Republic (men)
  • Speed Skating/Road/Elimination Race/20,000m – Belgium (men), Columbia (women)
  • Speed Skating/Road/Point Race/10,000m – Belgium (men), Columbia (women)
  • Speed Skating/Road/Sprint/500m – France (men), Germany (women)
  • Speed Skating/Road/Time Trail/200m – Spain (men), Chile (women)
  • Speed Skating/Track/Elimination/15,000m – France (men), Columbia (women)
  • Speed Skating/Track/Point Elimination/10,000m – Argentina (men), Columbia (women)
  • Speed Skating/Track/Sprint/1,000m – Columbia (men), Belgium (women)
  • Speed Skating/Track/Sprint/500m – Germany (men), Italy (women)
  • Speed Skating/Track/Time Trail/300m – Germany (men), Columbia (women)

Years Participated in The World Games:

  • 10

Roller Sports Schedule

The schedule will be posted in 2019.

Roller Sports Results

The results will be posted in 2021.

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