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British Roller Sports Federation

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What is Rollerblading?

Travelling using skates with wheels.

Rollerskating involves travelling using skates with four wheels in a square, and generally takes place in skate halls. Rollerblading also known as Inline Skating involves traveling using a type of roller skate in which the wheels are set in a single straight line under the boot and takes place in skate parks.


  • Strengthens bones
  • Burns calories
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Targets hips, thighs and buttocks
  • Low impact
  • Develops cardiovascular and muscular endurance
  • Improves balance and agility


Once you have your own skates you can skate for free. If you are new to skating and would like a lesson to get you started a single lesson can cost around £20 per person.


  • Rollerblades with a heel brake
  • Knee, wrist and elbow pads
  • A helmet


  • Ice Hockey players, Nordic and Alpine skiers can adapt Rollerblading into their off-season training regimens as they use similar muscles to their sports.


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  • O&W LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Safeguarding
  • Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Sport England
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester