A colorful pair of rollerblades is depicted on a white background. The boots of the rollerblades are bright blue and yellow. The four, yellow wheels are attached by a green frame.
Unlike traditional roller skates, inline skates have four or five wheels arranged in one straight line and a heel stop for braking. A French inventor patented the first inline skate in 1819.
Rollerskating and rollerblading are two popular forms of skating. Learn more about skating and find links to skating equipment manufacturers and other sporting goods stores.
Learn about ice skating and roller skating and view photographs of ice skaters and roller skaters. Information about ice skates and roller skates is included on the page.