Chronology of the One-Hour World Record on roller and inline skates

Many speed skaters have achieved hourly roller records over the years, often in very different conditions from one time to the next. The International Federation is working on standardizing the format to create an official record. An overview of the performances of these champions…

Many speed skaters have achieved hourly roller records over the years, often in very different conditions from one time to the next. The International Federation is working on standardizing the format to create an official record. An overview of the performances of these champions…

From ice skating to roller skating: convertible skates

Inventors have never lacked imagination when it comes to finding technical solutions to get from the ice to the land. By the end of the 19th century, many of them had already decided not to choose between their two passions.

Inventors have never lacked imagination when it comes to finding technical solutions to get from the ice to the land. By the end of the 19th century, many of them had already decided not to choose between their two passions.

Pic® Skate – American company for inline artistic skating

In 2020 the company Pic® Skate was put up for sale by its owner John Petell. The ad was published directly on the homepage of the company’s website. The opportunity to discover the contribution of this brand to inline artistic skating…

In 2020 the company Pic® Skate was put up for sale by its owner John Petell. The ad was published directly on the homepage of the company’s website. The opportunity to discover the contribution of this brand to inline artistic skating…

The history of traditional roller skates with clip-axles

The traditional frame with the two wheels next to each other and the clip axles has been forgotten in recent years. However, it proved to be extremely practical, as it allowed the rollers to be changed in no time at all without tools. It has made a comeback in 2010 thanks to the return of the Roller Derby …

The traditional frame with the two wheels next to each other and the clip axles has been forgotten in recent years. However, it proved to be extremely practical, as it allowed the rollers to be changed in no time at all without tools. It has made a comeback in 2010 thanks to the return of the Roller Derby …

Roller Skating in musicals

Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rodgers and Donald O’Connor set milestones in history of skating musicals with their outstanding performances. Onlineskating did some researches to make these memories revive.

Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rodgers and Donald O’Connor set milestones in history of skating musicals with their outstanding performances. Onlineskating did some researches to make these memories revive.

Shane and Kalon Dobbin (NZL), founders of Arma Racing

Interview with Shane and Kalon Dobbin, former inline speed-skating World Champions, about the brand Arma Racing, founded in 2014.

Interview with Shane and Kalon Dobbin, former inline speed-skating World Champions, about the brand Arma Racing, founded in 2014.

Samuel Winslow Skate Manufacturing Company- the most widely used brand of the 19th century

The story of the Samuel Winslow Skate Manufacturing Company is based in its origin on the story of James Leonard Plimpton since Winslow was his employee. However, the student outplayed his master with his sales that went all over the world…

The story of the Samuel Winslow Skate Manufacturing Company is based in its origin on the story of James Leonard Plimpton since Winslow was his employee. However, the student outplayed his master with his sales that went all over the world…

Louis Legrand (France): From the butcher shop to roller skating

Legrand’s career is very special. As an educated butcher, he invented a roller skate, which the German composer Giacomo Meyerbeer used for his opera “the prophet”…

Legrand’s career is very special. As an educated butcher, he invented a roller skate, which the German composer Giacomo Meyerbeer used for his opera “the prophet”…

John Joseph Merlin – the first officially recognized inventor of the roller skate

Some say that a rather unknown Dutchman invented the first roller skate. According to rumors he was skating along canals. However, you will not find any traces of him. In contrast to the Belgian John Joseph Merlin who documented his whole invention. He deserves an article…

Some say that a rather unknown Dutchman invented the first roller skate. According to rumors he was skating along canals. However, you will not find any traces of him. In contrast to the Belgian John Joseph Merlin who documented his whole invention. He deserves an article…