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February 04, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 90

Skating is a very popular form of sports in which special shoes are worn that enable different ways you can glide across a smooth surface. There are different forms of it and most of the times it is performed on an icy surface.

Various names

Figure skating is a form of attempting beautiful and graceful movements and footwork with jumps and spins on ice surfaces.

Speed skating is more of a race where competitors skate to outrun each other.

Roller one is a form where movements on smooth surfaces are done with the help of roller blades skating shoes.

Inline is a form of roller -skating only with a difference in the designs of the inline skates.

There are different types of shoes or boots that are available for skating. These are specially designed with wheels attached underneath the design of the shoes. The alignment of wheels that is unique in each type of skates.

Professionals or experienced know the usefulness of each variety of the skates available and will pick them accordingly.

Ice Skates

It refers to skating that is done on sheets of ice. This is true both in case of leisure skating that may be done on a natural ice surface or even on an artificially created surface that is done especially for a competition or an international athletic event.

There are other sports events too where ice skates are required. Ice hockey is one of them apart from figure skating, which too is often performed on icy surface.

Ice skates are specially designed for this type of game. There are blades that are placed under the boots that can cut through the extremely hard surface of the ice as one glides down it. The cut is not meant to be a deep one. However, it has to be sufficient to provide the player good feet support on the slippery surface of the ice and have a good grip of the shoes.

It would be disadvantageous to fall in a competition and can be extremely hurtful or even damaging to an athlete or a sportsman.

Inline Skates

It is a type of roller- skating and thus there is a common aspect of them with the designs of roller skates. In case of inline, a single line of wheels is placed underneath the skate shoes.

There are two to up to a number of five wheels in such skates. There are stop skates wheels or those that are used to come to a sudden halt by a skater or even a player. These wheels are mostly found towards the heels of the skates.

It is a form of artistic sport that has several types of forms within it. There are aggressive performances in ice hockey and gracious elegant movements of figure skating. The common aspect of the two is the efficiency of their skates.

For more information on Ice skates, check out the info available online; these will help you learn to find the Inline skates!

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