Roller Sport Disciplines

Roller Sports has many disciplines – Artistic, Speed, Hockey (Inline & Roller) and Roller Derby. Our club is an Artistic club so our coaches provide instruction in the disciplines of Figures, Freeskating, Dance and Precision.


Using 6m circles painted on the floor, skaters perform figures by tracing these on one foot, with increasing turns and complexity as they progress though the grades. Loops (the small circles) are added in the more advanced grades. Figures require focus and concentration to follow the line on the edges and complete the turns required.


Freeskating routines include jumps, spins and footwork. They are judged on the difficulty of these requirements and the skaters’ ability to complete them without errors or falling. Each grade has different time limits and international grades skate two programmes. Marks are given for technical merit and artistic impression.


There are two components of dance skating - Compulsory and Creative - and there are grades for both individual and couples.

Compulsory Dance is prescribed steps to prescribed music and the steps increase in difficulty as you go up the grades. Participants are judged on their ability to complete the pattern and steps whilst having good posture. 

Creative Dance has two types; Style Dance and Freedance.

Style Dance combines one round of a compulsory dance within a creative routine. The tempo and the dance to be included are released each year, then the skaters find music that fits the genre and choreograph their routine which includes additional technical elements. 

Freedance is a more free creative version. There is no prescribed tempo and any pattern can be skated. There are technical requirements that must be completed.


Precision is one of the team disciplines of artistic skating and is an extremely important part of our club structure. Skaters create shapes, formations and manoeuvres with footwork to create a routine to music. The routine usually has simpler footwork than a solo discipline, which makes it a great stepping-stone from classes into solo competition.


Quartets are a step up from precision as most of the routine is skated in tandem, but skaters are not connected, which is more of a challenge to stay in shape. They use technical elements in their routine to create a story.