Competitive Artistic Roller Skating - Challenging and fun for all ages
Like our ice skating counterparts, artistic roller skaters participate in a variety of disciplines, including dance, freestyle, pairs and figures. Dance skaters skate individually or with a partner, using specific "steps" or strokes that are timed to common ballroom dance tempos, such as waltzes, tangos, foxtrots, polkas, and more. Freestyle and pairs skaters execute jumps, spins and footwork that interpret music of their own choosing. Skaters that focus on figures trace circles drawn on the floor alternating from one foot to another in predetermined directions and repetitions, sometimes going forward, sometimes backwards, or sometimes turning from forward to back or vice-versa.
Many of our club members choose to compete at invitational and regional competitions. If they qualify by placing at the regional championships, they go on to compete at the national championships that are held every year in the late summer. We are proud to count multiple national champions and national medalists in our membership.
To be a competitive skater takes many hours of practice and commitment to the sport. Skaters take private lessons from one of the eight certified coaches affiliated with our club. Skaters may also choose to take proficiency tests to demonstrate their mastery of skills in any of the skating disciplines. These tests are judged by a panel of trained, commissioned judges.
Roller Garden Artistic Skating Club is a registered club with our governing body, USA Roller Sports. While not yet an Olympic event, there are World Championships for elite skaters that qualify at the National Championships, and the sport is recognized by the International Olympic Committee. To learn more about artistic roller skating, please visit the USA Roller Sports web site.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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