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Rollerskiing

British Roller Sports Federation

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
brsf@btinternet.com

Snowsport England

Contact Name
Claire / Gareth (Office)
Contact Email
info@snowsportengland.org.uk
Contact Telephone
01509 232323

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What is Rollerskiing?

Roller Skiing is an off-snow equivalent to cross-country skiing that takes place on smooth surfaces such as paths in parks, safe roads and cycle tracks.

Roller Skiing takes place on smooth surfaces such as park paths, roads, cycle and athletics tracks. It was born from cross country skiing sharing similar techniques and is often used as the basis of summer training for cross country skiers

Suitable for all ages and a perfect low-cost activity, there are more and more community clubs offering Rollerski sessions which give people the chance to have a go at the activity. To showcase what to expect when starting out, view the GO SKI GO BOARD's introductory video below:

Benefits

It is a low-impact, full-body exercise that is great for core body strength, balance and overall fitness whilst being a great alternative to more traditional activities such as running or cycling.

Costs

Regular practice sessions can cost as little as £2-£10 including equipment hire and track fees. If you are looking to learn a guideline for a 6hr GO SKI GO BOARD beginners course is between £30 - £80 depending on location and deliverer.

Equipment

  • Roller skis
  • Boots
  • Cycle Helmet
  • Protective eyewear (optional; mandatory in some competitions)
  • Gloves (recommended but not mandatory)
  • Knee and elbow pads (recommended, but not mandatory)

Facts

  • The first roller skis were built in the mid-1930s in Italy and North Europe.
  • Rollerskiing and Cross Country skiing is part of the Nordic community. Olympic events are cross-country skiing and Nordic combined. The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships is the major event outside of the Olympics and happens in winter of odd-number years between Winter Olympics.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

National Programmes

GO ROLLER SKIING

Rollerskiing takes place on smooth surfaces such as park paths, roads, cycle and athletics tracks. It was born from cross country skiing and is a low-impact, full-body exercise that is great for overa

Partners

  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Age UK L&R
    British Heart Foundation
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Loughborough University
    Blaby District Council
    County Sport Network
  • Sport England
    QUEST
    Leicestershire County Council
    Rutland County Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Leicester City Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Equality Standard
    Safeguarding

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Melton Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Equality Standard
  • Blaby District Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Harborough District Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Age UK L&R
    QUEST
  • Loughborough University