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24th October 2008, 00:49
Combining Skill, Grace and Music

Roller figure skating demands that its skaters combine a careful balance of precision, strength, and artistry into a single, impressive performance. The results are as spectacular to witness as they are to perform, and they demonstrate a mastery of the sport in all its intricacy.

The breadth of roller figure skating is also reflected in the diversity of its members. Skaters of all ages can take an active part in the sport, finding any number of challenges to inspire them to reach their individual goals - from a beginner class to world-class championship competition. This diversity, both in appeal and participants, has made roller figure skating the largest division of competitive roller skating in the United States.

Skaters enter events in one or more categories - Singles, Pairs, Figures, Solo Dance, Team Dance, Precision, or Show skating. They are judged on content and manner of performance. This includes the skater's ability to do identifiable, difficult content items, like jumps, spins, and footwork, while utilizing those movements in an artistic interpretation of accompanying music. Skaters may choose to skate in a variety of categories or concentrate on only one.


Figure skating demands tracing accuracy, body control, and extreme concentration. Each skater retraces a series of figure patterns--combining a variety of difficult take-offs, edges, and turns--on a set of circles painted on the skating surface. Figure skating, considered the basis of all skating, teaches balance, control, and discipline. Skaters at the national level devote hours of silent and demanding practice each week to figure skating in order to attain their success. Skaters in this event are judged on their tracing of the figure circle, execution of turns and takeoffs, and posture. Loop figures are also another part of figure skating.


Singles free skating demands creativity, technical agility, and virtuosity. The objective is for skaters to blend the necessary ingredients of singles skating--jumps, spins, and footwork--with music to create a performance that embraces both sport and art. Judges search for speed and height in jumps, control, velocity and variety of position in spins, and originality and confidence in the footwork segments used to connect each item in the program. These elements are scored as technical merit. Manner of performance reflects the skater's poise, showmanship, and expression during a routine.


Pairs skating combines all of the difficulty of singles skating with the complexity of adding a partner. Harmony is the key to pairs skating, with partners mirroring each other as they move through their program. Skaters strive for the perfect conversion of music to movement by executing simultaneous spins, jumps, and footwork, punctuated by exciting and physically demanding overhead lifts. Contestants in this event are also scored according to both technical merit and manner of performance.

Dance (Team and Solo)

In dance skating, each team or individual skates to prescribed patterns and rhythms. Solo Dance is the only individual event where men and women compete against each other. Judges look for timing, posture, accuracy of the steps, and musical expression. In the World Class events, an Original Set Pattern Dance (OSP) is skated to a rhythm designated by FIRS and requires the team to create their own original dance along the guidelines similar to compulsory dances. The third portion in World Class events is the free dance, where teams skate their own original choreography to music of their choice. Each team tailors its program with music and moves best suited to its particular skating style. The judges focus on creativity, step execution, and musical interpretation in determining the best overall team.

Precision Team Skating

Precision Skating is a group of skaters all working together as a unit. Maneuvers and formations are done to music with a focus on unity of movement, accuracy of formations, and synchronization of the team. Required elements are: circle, line, wheel, intersecting lines, block, and three different handholds. Teams may consist of men and women with Senior Teams having 12-24 team members and Junior Teams having 8-16 team members. Two scores are given, one for composition and one for presentation. Qualifying teams in the Senior Division go on to the World Artistic Championships.


Ice Figure Skating and Artistic Roller Skating Are Similar:

"Artistic roller-skating is much like artistic ice-skating. The sports are quite similar, with mostly the same categories – International Skate Dancing (roller-skating also has American Roller Dance), free-style, pairs, dance teams (couples), precision or synchronized skating teams (groups), free-dance, figures (ice-skating now focuses on moves-in-the-field, instead). Both ice and roller have regional, national and world competitions."
Roller Skating is Less Expensive:

"Artistic roller-skating is a great alternative to artistic ice-skating, with some advantages. Roller-skating is half as expensive as ice-skating. It is certainly a warmer sport. And, depending on one’s geographic location, it may be more available. Note that cultures and skating styles vary from rink to rink, and not all rinks support artistic skating. It is sometimes hard to tell, though, because lessons are not necessarily visible to the general session skaters. A basically hip-hop skating rink might have an instructor who also coaches artistic skaters."

Artistic Roller Figure Skating Needs Publicity:

"Artistic roller-skating is a great sport for participant and spectator alike. But it needs publicity. It needs to be in the public’s eye in order to attract greater numbers of skaters, and to become an Olympic event."

15th November 2008, 21:41
Nici n-ai zice ca nu-s pe gheata...:great:


18th November 2008, 01:27
si sunt competitii pe bune????

12th December 2008, 15:09
da sunt, campionate mondiale etc ...
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