Aggressive inline skating resurfaced in full glory in the year 2018 with the birth of new theme skates, new companies proposing better products, and return of the reign and 50/50. The period of renaissance continues to date with more and more competitions being organized worldwide to support and appreciate the sport.
There are some aggressive inline skating competitions you must know if you are in love with the glory and thrill of this adventurous sport. However, it will also be exciting to know that inline skating is not limited to one traditional form. The sport has very much diversified into more specialized forms, each of which has skaters competing worldwide.
The different forms of inline skating include recreational inline skating, fitness inline skating, roller hockey, and freestyle street skating. Here is more information about the upcoming competitions [source] welcoming skaters from all over the world.
The Rhine on Skates, 2019
Get ready to catch the fun at the Rhine on Skates event 2019 on 31st August at the Rhine River, Germany. This international event invites skaters from countries all over the world, including France, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Poland, and the United Kingdom. The event comprises a 135 km run from start to finish, with several breaks for food and supply. Each section of the route between brakes covers a distance of approximately 30-35 km. You should carry full protection gear with a compulsory helmet. You can skate as a convoy at a speed of 20 km/h.
You can reach the event location from the nearest Frankfurt airport. You can book for the 65km Koblenz-Rudesheim tour, starting at the Stadion Oberwerth. It is highly recommended to stay in the Rudesheim en Rhein, which is well connected by ferries, bus, or train. You can book online for any of the camping sites at Rudesheim or Geisenheim. The event provides a great opportunity to know peer skaters from different countries.
Pamplona Puente la Reina Marathon, 2019
The international speed skating Pamplona-Puente-la-Reina marathon for 2019 will be held on 15th September. Keep your fingers crossed for one of the most difficult international speed skating events with impressive uphills and remarkable downhills. The event will proceed in two phases where the complete run will cover a route from Zubiri to Pamplona to Bridge. In the first stage, skaters will cover a run from Zubiri to Pamplona. The second stage will cover the route from Pamplona to Bridge.
Skaters can register for either or both stages. Registrations are open for per visit basis. Further, you will get a commemorative t-shirt on successful registration. The event managers also provide extra services to the skaters, which include bus services to Zubiri and Pamplona, and a complimentary lunch before the commencement of stage one.
100-Km, Half-marathon, and Marathon 2019, New York Skate Marathon
Another glorious international competition that has been complementing the skaters all over the world since 1991 is the New York Skate Marathon, USA. This year the 100-km, Half-marathon, and Marathon will be held in New York on 28th September.
The New York Skate Marathon is indeed one of the most challenging rollers and inline skating event, which invites the best distance skaters from all over the world. Any skater from beginner to pro can join the fun. Meet inline, quad, and recreational skaters from distant corners of the world and take up the challenge to be the best of the best. Register online today. For more information, visit the official website.
Roller Marathon of Dijon, France 2020
Anticipate the international Roller Marathon of Dijon, France to be held in 2020 on 19th June. Get ready to grab the Roller Marathon French Cup when you compete with the best speed skaters from all over the world. Let the event set the stage for the World Inline Cup 2020. Take a 42 km route to Grand Crus. The event involves a combination of running and rolling. Roller skating is further divided into Semi-marathon of 21 km and a marathon of 41.8 km. all the participants depart and arrive at the village of Dijon. You can get more information from the official website.
Rollathlon, France 2020
France sets the stage for the 9th edition of its world-famous Rollathlon to be held on 7th June 2020. Explore the captivating landscapes of Haut-Rhone, appreciate the beautiful mountains, explore the amazing vineyards, and visit the famous Grand Colombier as you set foot on the soil of France. Meet over 400 skaters and rollerbladers who gather for a mesmerizing ride of 53, 67, and 103 Km alongside the breathtakingly beautiful river. Save the date to volunteer and capture the adventure in action.
Early registration can get you complimentary meals and accommodation facilities as well. However, food and water stations can be found at frequent intervals. Bib pick-up and drop-off point via shuttles will be in Seyssel. You can stay in the village. The starting point will be in Motz, 3 km from Seyssel at the Espace Sport et Nature du Fier. Followers or accompanying people are strictly forbidden and may pose security problems. The award ceremony will be held in the village right after the event. Register today and visit the official website for further information.
World Inline Cup, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2020
Ostrava welcomes skaters from all over the world for its 4th stage of World Inline Cup, 2020 to be held on 15th June. Get ready to enroll for the Class 1 race with the finest skaters and rollerbladers from different continents.
International Skateboarding Open, Henan, China, 2019
This qualifying competition to be held from 3-8 September 2019 in Henan, China defines the World Skateboarding Ranking for a valid entry into the World Championship of Street Skateboarding, 2019. The International Skateboarding open will be organized by the Quingfeng Extreme Sports Base. The place of the event will be impressive skateparks and action sports venues with state of the art facilities. Ten best athletes will qualify for the Quarter Final to compete with top 15 skaters. Best ten athletes advance to Semi-Final and compete with 12 top skaters. Best eight athletes compete in the finals. Accommodation and pick-and-drop will be arranged by the committee for the participants. More information can be found on the official website.
What other international skating events have already been held in the year 2019? Following international skating events have been held since January 2019:
- Rennes Sur Roulettes, 2019, France – The 37th edition of the Rennes Sur Roulettes, 2019 event was held on 25 and 26 May in France where the skaters compete for the Roller Marathon French Cup. Various practices are scheduled for the friendly and festive event every year. Over 7000 aficionados participate in this rollerskating feast from all over the world to capture the attention of more than 25,000 spectators. Join the fun of urban gliding coming year with pros and amateurs, who share a common passion.
- World Inline Cup, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2019– The World Inline Cup, Ostrava, 2019 was held on 15th June. The World Cup of Skating Marathons included a Class 1 race between skaters from all over the globe.
- European Masters Marathon Championship, London, UK, 2019– This international event was held in London, the UK on June 1st. Proudly organized by the Federation of Inline Speed Skating (FISS), the event has been welcoming competitors since 2012. All the contestants meet at the venue, which is the Lee Valley Velopark and is easily approachable from the nearest train station or by bus.
- Roller Marathon of Dijon, 2019 – The Roller Marathon of Dijon, France in the year 2019 was held on 9th June. The event invited young and pro skaters worldwide and set the stage for French World Inline Cup.
What are the different categories of aggressive inline skating? Aggressive inline skating can be classified into three categories, which are:
- Vert riding – In this category, skaters ride the ramps, jump in the air, and perform tricks before landing. You can witness this type of inline skating frequently in skate parks or private ramps.
- Street riding – It is a popular form of aggressive inline skating in which you find skaters riding down the streets, jumping over stairs, hopping and sliding over rails.
- Skate park riding – Again performed in skate parks, this category involves controlled skating under simulated street environment.
What are the different types of inline skates available? You can select any of the following types of skates depending upon the type of inline skating you perform:
- Recreational Skates – These strap on, easy to take off skates are designed for anyone who wants to enjoy inline skating. They have a soft boot construction for extra comfort, which also makes them breathable and lightweight.
- Fitness Inline Skates – Ideally designed for fitness training by hockey players. These are high-performance recreational skates with faster bearings, less weight, and larger wheels to provide great speed over long distances.
- Roller Hockey Skates – These are specifically designed for Roller Hockey players and made up of reinforced leather with fine stitching.
- Racing Skates – These skates offer the best of both worlds when you are looking for fitness and competition. They combine simple design with advanced technology to create classic five-wheel, carbon-fiber, lightweight boots that provide better acceleration for speed racing.