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Articles about history of roller-skating

The history of inline skating is much older than you think! Did you know that the first pair of roller skates known were invented in 1760? Online-skating.com reveals the historical developments and improvements of roller skates, inline skates... Discover all the inventors who made modern rollerblading ...

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14 articles for the section Speed-skating

Visiting the World Roller Museum in Nanjing, China

While visiting the facilities of the next Roller Games in Nanjing, we had the opportunity of visiting the FIRS World Roller Museum, which opened for the Speed Skating World Championships in September 2016...

on 06/06/17 - Read 4226 TimesRead more

History of the Skating Marathon of Berlin

With the upcoming 2015 edition of the Skating Marathon of Berlin, we wanted to trace history fragments of the biggest skate race in the world, since its opening to skating in 1997 until today...

on 04/09/15 - Read 5921 TimesRead more

The FIRS, the International Federation of Roller Sports: From its origins to our time

The bodies ruling roller sports at national or international levels often seem far and their task unclear to us. Let's take a look into the history and the role of the FIRS to know more about it...

on 11/08/15 - Read 4889 TimesRead more

Interview with Alexander Bont

Bont was founded in 1975. The Australian brand celebrates its 40th anniversary. We met Alexander Bont to learn more about the past ant the future of Bont...

on 30/07/15 - Read 5802 TimesRead more

Skating and the World Games, a long story!

The four high level disciplines of skating have been on the program of the World Games since their creation. Rink hockey has been replaced by roller hockey, but artistic and speed skating have been there from the very start...

on 29/03/15 - Read 4209 TimesRead more

Dual density skate wheels: Where does the technology comes from and what is the use of it?

There are more and more dual density wheels on the market, for speed skating, long distance, freeskate, roller derby, hockey and even aggressive skating. What is the use of this technology? Answers...

on 18/01/15 - Read 7936 TimesRead more

2014 Updated speed-skating World and European records

The Federation International of Roller Sports (FIRS) and CEC released an updated table of the speed-skating World and European records. A lot of records were broken during the last World Championships in Oostende (Belgium) and in Geisingen (Germany)...

on 10/08/14 - Read 14369 TimesRead more

Inline skate wheels: Will the diameter race ever stop?

The following article is constantly evolving. The market of speed skating wheels is one of the rare markets to be in perpetual motion. In less than 20 years, the wheel diameter has grown from 76 mm to 110 mm and it seems that the race is not over...

on 09/10/13 - Read 39552 TimesRead more

A short story of the World Inline Cup

Originally there was the Swiss cup of marathons, called the Swiss Inline Cup. In 2002 from that basis was born the World Inline Cup, the world cup of marathons. If at first the circuit gathered mainly European competitions, it reached an international dimension over the last years. Story...

on 20/07/13 - Read 12507 TimesRead more

History of Mogema/Cadomotus with Diederik Hol

Most of inline speed-skaters and downhill skaters have heard about Mogema and Cadomotus, the famous frames' brands. We met Diederik Hol, founder of Cadomotus and former designer of Mogema ...

on 28/01/13 - Read 13362 TimesRead more

Overview of speed-skating and of speed circuits around the world

The overview of speed skating circuits around the world is quite contrasted: the discipline stays behind the door of the sports which entered the Olympics, the historic sponsors cut their investments into the professional teams. Stock taking...

on 22/12/12 - Read 6745 TimesRead more

Recent technological innovations for skate wheels

Our wheels have been turning for nearly 250 years. Wood, ivory, metal, tire, rubber or urethane... Wheels have been made of all kinds of materials. Technological innovations gave a fresh boost to skating in the 90's. The use of plastic materials in 1979 was a small revolution. Overview of the innovations that marked the history of our dear skate wheels...

on 15/02/09 - Read 30772 TimesRead more

Oldies : in the heart of the Hawaii Surf Shop

A trip in Paris (France) bring us to the shop Hawaii Surf. Eric Gros, the owner, allowed us to visit his miracle cave. In the abyss of the cellar, behind the most recent models, hide some unknown and rare pieces, skates which crossed through the ages, absurd inventions, outmoded design. Travel through the time...

on 09/11/07 - Read 20628 TimesRead more

Is roller-skating a childish pastime?

Years passing, we could have believed that the reputation of the roller would have evolved a lot. Nevertheless, in mind of numerous persons, this practice evokes more a leisure than a real sport. Some consider it as a totally childish pastime. Others are even surprised when they learn the existence of speed-skating race. Roller-skating : childish pastime or real sport?

on 19/03/07 - Read 22338 TimesRead more

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