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Rollerskiing

British Roller Sports Federation

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
brsf@btinternet.com

Snowsport England

Contact Name
Claire / Holly / 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.

Rollerskiing 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

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

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

GO SKI GO BOARD -€“ HE and Student Satellite Clubs

GO SKI GO BOARD HE and Satellite Clubs is about engaging HE snowsport clubs and students with snowsports at their local ski slope.

GO SKI GO BOARD FE/Colleges & Student Satellite Clubs

GO SKI GO BOARD FE/Colleges and Satellite Clubs is about engaging FE and College students with snowsports at their local ski slope

GO SKI GO BOARD Schools

GO SKI GO BOARD Schools is about engaging schools with snowsports at their local ski slope through lessons, Satellite Clubs and the School Games competition.

Partners

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

Partners

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