Inline figure skating
Inline figure skating began as an off-ice training alternative for ice figure skaters. The International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) has recognized it as artistic roller skating on inline skates and includes inline figure skating freestyle competitions at its world championships. Most of the participants are quad/inliners.
On the other hand some ice figure skating member federations such as the ISU recognize the value of inline figure skating as off-ice training and many ice figure skating coaches have become qualified and certified ice/inline figure skating and dance coaches.
Types of skaters
- Ice / Inliners
- Ice figure skaters who train off-ice on inline figure skates.
- Quad / Inliners
- Artistic roller skaters who also skate on inline figure skates.
The World Inline Figure Skating Association was established in Paris January 30 2011. see www.wifsa.net The President is Fernand Fedronic. The 5th inline skating Worlds will be held in Geneva June 26-29 2015. Teams from France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Romania, United States, Ireland and others will compete. Reported by John Petell founding board member.
- Federation International de Roller Sports : Artistic Roller Skating Speed Roller Skating Roller Hockey and Inline Roller Hockey, Figure artistic speed skating. The Roller Sports are here! Rollersports . org
- Artistic Figure Roller Skating : FIRS : Federation Internationale de Roller Sports : International Federation of RollerSports