NYCSK8 — Clubs and Leagues: Roller Hockey
Clubs and Leagues: Roller Hockey
There are innumerable playgrounds and schoolyards around the city being used for rollerhockey, formally or not. Just keep your eyes open for hockey activity when you pass one in your neighborhood. Also check out the NYC Parks Dept. rollerhockey venues list.
If you’re interested in forming your own rollerhockey league, you probably need to check with USA Hockey Inline for info about insurance, standardized rules, etc.
Working our way north from Downtown to Inwood…
Civic Center/Two Bridges: Way downtown, the Moffo hockey rink has been located in Tanahey Playground since the 1970s. Word in early 2016 is that organized play here is mostly street hockey in shoes, but that there is some pick-up rollerhockey Saturday mornings and maybe Thursday evenings. The nearby Al Smith Rec Center (212-285-0300) may have more info.
Greenwich Village: The playground at the intersection of Houston Street and Sixth Ave. was a rollerhockey hotbed in the 1990s, and play continued there until at least 2013. At that point, the group who organized play on weekends were unable to re-new their permit with the Parks Dept.
Alphabet City/East Village: The northwest corner of Tompkins Square Park, at Avenue A and 10th St., is a paved playground marked for baseball. There are casual pick-up rollerhockey games summer weekday evenings, typically Tuesday and Thursday.
Stuyvesant Town: East of First Ave. at about 16th St. is a sunken playground that is also host to frequent pick-up rollerhockey, similar to the Houston St. venue in surface, atmosphere, and number of players.
Midtown/Tudor City: Near the United Nations, Robert Moses Playground at First Ave. and 42nd St. is painted for rollerhockey. For organized action here, check with the East End Hockey Association, active in rollerhockey since 1972. (Note: This playground would get cut up if plans for renovation and expansion of the U.N. facilities ever get moving.)
Central Park: The “Dead Road” in Central Park sees pick-up activity with perhaps a dozen players on weekends in late morning and continuing until the Dance Skaters set up, and on weekdays after school/work hours. The Central Park players prefer a mellower, less competitive atmosphere than other pick-up hockey locations around town.
Rollerhockey at Carl Schurz Park
Upper East Side/Yorkville: There has been a nice rollerhockey rink in the south end of Carl Schurz Park (East End Ave. at 86th St.) since the early 1990s, and it’s been re-surfaced at least twice during that time.
Just a bit north, Stanley M. Isaacs Park at 96th St. between First Ave. and the FDR has long had a reputation as a happening rollerhockey venue, and that was before a “real” rollerhockey rink was laid out. The park was further renovated in 2000, and the excellent albeit a bit small rollerhockey rink re-dedicated as the Paul McDermott rink.
In summer 2007, Manhattan Roller Hockey League, a group of adult teams who formerly played at Chelsea Piers, began organized play at Isaacs Park. As of spring 2019, it seems that up-to-date info about what is now called the NYC Roller Hockey League could be found on their Pointstreak page.
Hamilton Heights: Riverbank State Park, along Riverside Dr. at 145th St., offers open rollerhockey sessions at its covered skating rink during the summer. Check the state’s park website for program info. The park phone number is (212) 694-3600 and the skating rink office is (212) 694-3642.
Washington Heights: There is an established pick-up hockey group who play Saturday mornings from 10 to noon at J. Hood Wright Park, on Fort Washington Ave. between 175th and 176th St. There is no hockey rink in the park, but as at Tompkins Square and elsewhere, there is a painted asphalt baseball diamond which serves the need.
Inwood: And all the way uptown, there is a rollerhockey rink laid out in Dyckman Fields, in Inwood Hill Park along the Hudson River. However, it looks like no one uses it for hockey anymore — if you do see anyone using it, they’re more likely playing pick-up volleyball. As of 2018, the asphalt condition has been pretty iffy (cracks, with weeds) for at least ten years. A Parks Dept. master plan dated 2011 for the northern Manhattan parks shows the rollerhockey rink would eventually be replaced by a soccer field.
Borough Park: The rink at Betty Rappaport Playground, 53rd St. and Fort Hamilton Pkwy., hosts regular league activity organized by the Fort Hamilton Roller Hockey League.
Sheepshead Bay: A rink at 2665 Coyle St. and Voorhies Ave. is home to youth and adult hockey play. Youth play is organized by the Kings Bay Youth Organization and offers leagues for anywhere from age 5 to age 17. Adult play is organized by the Brooklyn Hockey League.
Bergen Beach: There is a rink tucked away in Joseph Thomas McGuire Park in Mill Basin. Enter the park at the corner of Bergen Ave. and Avenue W and cross the baseball field. The rink is alongside the tennis courts. There is or was a youth league organized by the Bergen Beach Youth Organization.
Williamsburg: A pick-up hockey group was reported in spring 2009 to be playing Sunday afternoons on one of the tennis courts on Rodney St., between Division Ave. and Broadway.
Generally working west to east…
Long Island City: Outdoor rink at Dutch Kills Playground, 27th St. and 37th Ave.: The last time we were in the area (admittedly a long time ago), this rink looked especially nice.
Fresh Pond/Glendale: The 104 Precinct Youth Council organizes the 104th Precinct Roller Hockey League. They normally use the rink in Mafera Park, 65th Place and 68th Ave., which was renovated in summer/autumn of 2007. As of December 2007, a new mens’ league was expected to begin play soon.
Middle Village: Outdoor James Bohan rink in Juniper Valley Park, located between the football/soccer field and baseball diamonds and not far from the intersection of Lutheran Ave. and Juniper Blvd. North. In use by the Middle Village Roller Hockey League, a youth organization. No info about whether there is adult league or pick-up activity.
College Point: Outdoor rink at College Point Sports Fields, at 25th Ave and 130th St. This location is apparently devoted to organized play by the College Point Roller Hockey league.
Whitestone: Outdoor rink in George Harvey Park, alongside the Whitestone Expressway and near the intersection of 15th Ave. and 144th St. This was reported in February 2007 to be heavily used by youth league activity, but then the following December no longer so. As of the start of 2008, pick-up games were occurring fairly regularly — including Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday morning — but evening play closes down if the Parks Dept.
Fort Totten: Outdoor rink in Little Bay Park alongside the Cross Island Parkway between the Throggs Neck Bridge and Fort Totten. As of December 2007 it was reported to be in poor shape (and had been for some time) and considered unsafe by some players.
Fresh Meadows: In Kissena Corridor Park East, by the intersection of Peck Ave. and 189th St., there is a playground area painted for rollerhockey.
Rockaway/Seaside: There is a rink painted for hockey alongside the beach at the Beach 109th Street Playground, at the west end of Shore Front Pkwy. The current rink was re-constructed in 2015 after a prior facility was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. As of spring 2019 was hosting organized play by the Rockaway Rockies.
Morris Park: There is an outdoor rink laid out in Loreto Park, on Morris Park Ave. between Haight Ave. and Tomlinson Ave. The rink was put in in 2003 where there used to be a softball diamond.
There is organized and open rollerhockey play at the indoor rink at Sports Park at 215 Schmidts Lane, alongside the Staten Island Expressway near the Slosson Ave. exit.
There is an outdoor city-owned rollerhockey rink in Wolfe’s Pond Park, close to the intersection of Chester Ave. and Cornelia Ave.
Major League Roller Hockey had a couple teams in the metro area, and as recently as 2005 the New York Rockers, playing in Edison, N.J., won the men’s league championship. Whether or not there is a New York metro area team in the league seems to change year to year. There seems to have been no NYC-area team since the NJ Rockers played the 2010-2011 season. See MLRH website for the latest info.
Roller Hockey International peaked a long time ago in about 1995 but then folded a few years later. RHI had a checkered history, annually alternating between expansion and dropping teams. It last played in 1999. The New Jersey Rockin Rollers played at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ, from 1992-1997, and the Long Island Jawz played at the Nassau Coliseum in 1996.
New York Roller Hockey League
Big Offense, Bigger Goaltending Secures All-Star Win
One of the most fun and competitive games on the schedule each year doesn’t even count. The NYHRL All-Star Game takes the season’s top half performers in the Premier League and shakes them up, splitting them on different rosters and giving them the chance to skate against their friends as well as becoming teammates with other rivals in the league. This year it was the Black & Teal Stars who would skate away with the victory, holding off a late barrage from the White & Gold Stars in a 10-8 final.
The game was back and forth from start to finish, with each team taking turns with the lead before eventually surrendering it. Also in fitting fashion, each skater registered at least one point in a game that showcased speed, passing, sniping, and some strong goaltending. The game was still tied 8-8 with under five minutes to go in the second period. While we were flirting with the first ever overtime All-Star Game, the Black & Teal Stars would cash in twice in the final 4:07 to seal the deal. (Picture – Black & Teal goalie Jamie Mendelsohn squares up to challenge a shot from White & Gold Star Greg Mancuso.)
Both rosters were stacked with dangerous players, any of which can strike at any time. There was an early feeling out period to kick off the game before Kevin Galante found the net for the White & Gold. That would trigger a total of six goals in 2:19, but it settled nothing as the score stood at 3-3. The White & Gold Stars would settle down, and goalie Luke Martin would shut the door the rest of the period. Black & Teal would put up two more and go into the break up 5-3. (Picture – Chief teammates Greg Enright (left) and Ian Bernes try to outduel each other for the puck.)
The second period belonged to the Black & Teal Stars who exploded offensively for seven goals while holding off the White & Gold stars. A late penalty by Galante would put the White & Gold Stars down. They would score a shorthanded goal to take an 8-7 lead, but that would be the final goal they would score. A quick power play goal followed to tie the game, and a goal tandem from Zach Giusti and Chris Cromwell gave some insurance. The clear standout in the final minutes was Black & Teal goalie Jamie Mendelsohn who made 21 saves in the period and was under constant fire in the final minutes with an empty net on the White & Gold side. 35 total saves in the game plus an assist of his own helped him edge out the MVP Trophy.
Billy Huber put up an MVP-worthy performance of his own for the Black & Teal Stars with 4 goals and 2 assists. Ian Bernes and Chris Cromwell each scored twice. Mike Mitchell cashed in on the power play and also dished out 3 assists. The White & Gold Stars were led by Sam Enright’s 5 goals. Kevin Galante scored twice and assisted on three. Joe Ruiz scored and helped on three others. Luke Martin earned his keep in net making 26 saves.
Both squads were fun to watch, represented their teams well, and definitely made the NYRHL proud. After the handshakes, the pictures, and the laughs it is now time to go back to the battle as the regular sason games are back in action tomorrow. (Picture – Black & Teal’s Chris Cromwell (26) looks for an opening on White & Gold goalie Luke Martin while Mike Tierney defends.)
2019 NYRHL All-Stars
White & Gold Stars
Top Row – Mike Tierney, Luke Martin, Kevin Galante, Joe Ruiz, Greg Mancuso, Tyler Schwerdtfeger
Bottom Row – Rene Kovac, Sam Enright, Ryan Lieth
Black & Teal Stars
Top Row – Chris Cromwell, Mike Mitchell, Drew Homola, Matt Budington
Bottom Row – Jamie Mendelsohn, Ian Bernes, Zach Giusti, Matt Williams, Billy Huber
Jamie Mendelsohn with the All-Star MVP Trophy.
Actor Tim Robbins’ weekly roller hockey game banned from NYC park
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Tim Robbins might be an Academy Award-winning actor, but when his wheels hit the pavement for a weekly roller hockey game, he’s just one of the guys. Unfortunately for Robbins and his inline buddies, the New York City Parks Department is putting the brakes on their weekend fun.
A group of players applied to renew their permit to play at William F. Passannante Ballfield in Greenwich Village on Saturdays and Sundays but were denied by the Parks Department.
“I think it’s terrible,” Robbins told the New York Post before the final game at the park on Saturday. “It is a cross-section of New Yorkers. There are doctors, musicians. It’s a pretty special group of people, and this is kind of what New York is all about: sharing space. ”
Here’s a look at Robbins in action (via Puck Daddy). WARNING: Some NSFW language towards the end.
Looks like a friendly little game.
However, as Parks Department spokesman Phil Abramson told the Post, “We’ve been getting complaints about people being hit with hockey pucks.”
Well, sure. That can happen near an intense street hockey game.
The Parks Department is working on finding a new place, one with a designated roller hockey rink, for the games to resume, but the current location has special meaning to the roller hockey players.
“What’s special about our game is it’s a neighborhood game,” Ben Kornitzer told the Post.
“Whatever they want, we’re willing to accommodate them. But anyone who doesn’t see that what’s been going on here for 20 years is magical is absolutely blind. ”
It’s good that the players are willing to be flexible about location, but how can you take away the magic, Parks Department?
If only Ron Swanson were here. He’d know what to do.
Middle Village and Ridgewood roller hockey rinks to get much-needed renovations next spring – QNS.com
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Roller hockey players in Middle Village and Ridgewood can raise their sticks in celebration as two parks in the neighborhoods have been earmarked for much-needed renovations.
The rinks at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village and Mafera Park on the Glendale/Ridgewood border have been included in a multi-site contract to upgrade hockey rinks throughout Queens.
After years of complaints over the conditions at the two parks’ rinks, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley pressed the city Parks Department to make renovations at both locations.
The rink at Mafera Park is riddled with graffiti, marred with cracks in the asphalt, and boards have been damaged and repaired time after time. Last year, the door to the rink was ripped off the hinges and thrown into the rink.
Juniper Valley Park’s rink has suffered from the same fate and isn’t pitched correctly, as massive puddles accumulate in the rink after any rain.
The renovation projects will be managed by the Parks Department, and construction is expected to start in the spring of 2018, according to the department.
“Kids, parents, players and more have expressed a great need for these rinks to be fixed up. They are used every day, throughout every season,” Crowley said. “Securing this renovation means that countless people can continue to safely enjoy this space year round. Thank you to the Parks Department for including Juniper and Mafera in this project.”
Crowley allocated $500,000 toward the renovations, while the Parks Department provided an additional $500,000.
The roller hockey rink in Mafera Park was added in 1995, and is National Hockey League (NHL) regulation size, making it an ideal place for players of any skill level to play. It was once home to a host of hockey leagues, including the 104th Precinct Roller Hockey League.
Adult Ice Hockey Leagues | Aviator Sports and Event Center
This will be the most advanced division of hockey at Aviator Sports and Events Center. It will be most appropriate for competitive players with Division I, DII, or DIII college experience or those who have some pro hockey experience. Games will be played on various nights 7:30pm to 12:30am. (Ages 18+)
10 weeks (various days)
NO JERSEYS ARE PROVIDED!
Full Equipment Required:
Helmet with full face mask, Shoulder pads, Hockey skates, Hockey pants, Hockey gloves, Shin pads, Athletic support with cup (men) or pelvic protector (women), Elbow pads, Hockey stick, Hockey jersey.
This division will consist of players who have several years of experience playing competitive hockey. Participants will have experience at college club teams, high school and youth travel teams, or competitive adult leagues. It is appropriate for players who have proficient skating, shooting, passing, and overall strategic skills. Games will be played various nights from 7:30pm to 12:30am. (Ages 18+) *ONLY 3 ‘A’ league caliber players per team.
10 weeks (various days) starting Thursday nights in January
NO JERSEYS ARE PROVIDED!
Full Equipment Required:
Helmet with full face mask, Shoulder pads, Hockey skates, Hockey pants, Hockey gloves, Shin pads, Athletic support with cup (men) or pelvic protector (women), Elbow pads, Hockey stick, Hockey jersey.
These divisions will consist of average to above average recreational players with previous experience in organized hockey. Players at this level understand the basic strategy and rules of the game and have adequate puck handling, shooting and passing skills. Games will be played various nights from 7:30pm to 12:30am. (Ages 18+) *Only 1 ‘A’ league caliber players per team
10 weeks (various days)
NO JERSEYS ARE PROVIDED!
Full Equipment Required:
Helmet with full face mask, Shoulder pads, Hockey skates, Hockey pants, Hockey gloves, Shin pads, Athletic support with cup (men) or pelvic protector (women), Elbow pads, Hockey stick, Hockey jersey.
This division will consist of players that are either graduating from our Adult Learn to Play programs, have no or little experience in organized hockey, or coming from inline/roller hockey. The Aviator Developmental Division provides an atmosphere of learning, as well as the competitive spirit of the game of hockey. *No ‘A’ or ‘B’ caliber players permitted to play in this division. Registration Fee: $3,750 per team.
Season: 10 weeks (various days)
Tier 5: Begins Monday, January 23rd. 10 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. games
Tier 6: Begins Wednesday, January 18th for West Division. Begins Thursday, January 19th for East Division. West and East Division games are at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m
NO JERSEYS ARE PROVIDED!
Full Equipment Required:
Popular Tompkins Square Skate Spot And Hockey Rink Is In Jeopardy
Thanks to global heating and sea level rise, New York City says it will have to close all 45 acres of East River Park for three whole years beginning next spring, in order to raise it up by eight feet. New Yorkers who use that park’s ball fields will have to go elsewhere, and some of them will end up in Tompkins Square Park, where the Parks Department says they are planning on putting artificial turf over Tompkins’ northwest blacktop. This in turn will displace the street hockey league, and the many skateboarders who frequent the space.
Black Top Street Hockey league, which has more than 400 members, uses the surface most Sunday afternoons from the spring through the fall.
“It’ll be okay, we’re working with the Parks Department to find a spot in this area, below Midtown but above Lower Manhattan,” said Morgen Schroeder, one of BTSH’s board members. “We’re just a bunch of goofy people who like to get together and chase an orange ball around. We can do that anywhere. This spot is more of a holy ground for the skaters than the hockey players.”
The Black Top Street Hockey league (David “Dee” Delgado / Gothamist)
A Change.org petition to “Save The Tompkins Square asphalt!” has more than 28,000 signatures.
Will Lee, a skateboarder who has frequented the Tompkins TF (“training facility”) since 2002, said that the space was distinct and friendlier than a typical skate park (Gothamist previously rounded up six of the best ones here).
“The vibe is different. For me, the skate parks, it’s like going to a gym, it’s real intense. Going to Tompkins, it’s like going to the pool. It’s chiller, you’re having fun,” Lee said. “There’s also neighborhood people there with their kids throwing their ball around. It serves as a place to go and not get hassled and skate all day if you wanted to, and get good. It’s less pressure.”
Rashaad Defreitas, 19, who was skating at Tompkins on Monday afternoon, said he first started skating there four years ago.
“Man, this is such a great place to just come skate and just enjoy a good time. There’s not many places that are unique as much as Tompkins Square, that’s why I like coming here often,” Defreitas said.
“There’s also many people here who also have other interests outside of skating. They also bring a lot to the community. Like art, music, and other cool stuff that makes Tompkins unique aside from the skateboarding aspect.”
Ary Yafat, a 17-year-old student at St. Johns, explained why he felt comfortable skating at Tompkins.
“People don’t really care if you’re good or bad. There’s a lot of anxiety around that, when you’re trying to learn how to skate. You want to look good so that you can, I don’t know, be a part of the scene,” Yafat said. “Here it doesn’t really matter.”
Lee said that the only other Manhattan skate spot that was comparable to Tompkins is the Brooklyn Banks underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, which has effectively been shut down to skaters since 2010.
“It never really works out for the skaters,” Lee said.
A child learns how to ride a bike at Tompkins (Adwait Patil / Gothamist)
Asked if the Parks Department was reconsidering the project in light of all the petition signatures, and if they were working with the skateboarders at Tompkins the same way they were working with the hockey league, spokesperson Crystal Howard said, “We continue to review their request.”
Howard said that the work to turf over Tompkins TF is slated to begin in “Spring 2020. ” She referred questions about the possibility of reopening Brooklyn Banks to the Department of Transportation, who has not yet responded to our request for comment.
Charlie Dawson, 21, who was skating Tompkins for the first time on Monday, said it’d be “awful” if the city turfed over the spot.
“That would suck. It’s a great place to skate. Everytime I come by here there’s people here skating, and enjoying themselves meeting other people, talking, having a great time.”
With reporting from Adwait Patil.
The Best Roller Skating Rinks in and around NYC
Your kids will love these outdoor and indoor roller skating rinks in NYC and the surrounding area.By Jacqueline Neber
Don’t miss out on the best fall family activities!
Roller blading and roller skating in NYC and nearby aren’t just great ways for kids to be active and stay healthy. Going to an outdoor or indoor roller skating rink near you it’s also a fun, inexpensive pastime that the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s too cold to play outside or it’s too hot to handle the sweltering summer, here’s a list of the top roller skating rinks in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, and New Jersey. Oh, and if your kids need to learn how to rollerblade or roller skate, check out these tips.
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Roller Skating in Manhattan
1. Pier 62 Skatepark
Pier 62 at Hudson River Park, W. 22nd Street, Chelsea
Hours: Daily, 8am to dusk, weather permitting
For an unforgettable New York experience, children and adults can enjoy some outdoor skating within the setting of the magnificent Hudson River Park at Pier 62 Skatepark. The “California style” skatepark is designed to suit all levels, from beginners through to experienced skaters, and welcomes visitors every day of the year. It’s free to enter, and Pier 62 is ADA-accessible. After a skate, be sure to grab a bite to eat at neighboring Chelsea Piers.
2. Riverbank Skating Rink
679 Riverside Drive, Hamilton Heights
Hours: Through Sept. 8: Monday-Friday, 4-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4pm and 5-7pm
Cost: $1.50; $6 skate rental
Situated in New York’s Riverbank State Park in Harlem, the skating rink is a covered rink open from July through September. With breathtaking views of the Hudson River, George Washington Bridge, and Palisades, tennis and basketball courts, swimming pools, a carousel, picnic areas, and a restaurant, the park really offers something for everyone.
Roller Skating in Brooklyn
1. LeFrak Center at Lakeside Brooklyn
171 East Drive, Prospect Park
Hours: Sunday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-8pm
Cost: $6; $7 skate rental
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Looking for a roller skating rink in Brooklyn? Head over to the sprawling, outdoor, 16,000-square-foot roller rink set in the scenic parkland of Prospect Park—but first, purchase tickets in advance on the Prospect Park website. The rink is open to all ages and abilities making it the perfect activity for the whole family. And, if all that exercise leaves you and the little ones feeling hungry, relax and enjoy an après-skate meal or snack at the Bluestone Café. The center is open from April through October and also offers boat and bike rentals, a splash pad, and special events such as the Roller Disco.
2. Pier 2 Roller Rink
150 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
Hours: Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-10pm; Wednesday, 10am-7pm; Friday, 10am-10:30pm; Saturday, 8am-10:30pm;
Cost: $6; $7 skate rental
Lower Manhattan provides an impressive backdrop for skaters at Pier 2 roller rink, a 13,200-square-foot rink located within the grounds of Brooklyn Bridge Park for roller skating. The rink, which is open from April to late fall, offers up a mix of public skating sessions for kids and adults as well as recreational league play and birthday parties. In addition to roller skating, visitors can get busy with a wide array of activities including basketball, handball, ping pong and bocce ball.
Roller Skating in Queens
1. United Skates of America
8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale
Hours: Sunday-Friday, 12-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm
Cost: Monday: $6; Tuesday-Sunday, $12; $6 skate rental
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This summer United Skates of America offers outdoor skating at Atlas Park! The skate venue also offers birthday parties, special events, family skate sessions, lessons, and more. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but to guarantee entry, it’s best to purchase tickets online in advance.
2. TWA Roll-A-Rama
TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy Airport, 1 Idlewild Drive, Jamaica (head in the direction of Terminal 5 and follow signs to the hotel’s main entrance)
Hours: Friday, 4-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-8pm
Cost: $20; $16 children younger than 12 (skate rental is included)
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The TWA Hotel’s new outdoor skating rink is located on the tarmac and promises plenty of retro fun. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and guests are encouraged to bring their own helmets. And don’t forget to check the website to see if the rink is closed for a private event before heading out!
Roller Skating on Long Island
1. United Skates of America
1276 Hicksville Court, Seaford
Hours: Monday, 3:30-5:30pm; Tuesday, 5:30-10pm; Thursday, 10am-12pm, 3:30-8pm; Friday, 5:30-10pm; Saturday, 12:30-10pm; Sunday, 12-7pm
Cost: $13.50; $5 skate rental; special events may have different pricing.
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This classic facility for roller skating also offers an arcade and a menu of pizza, hot dogs, and wings. Check the website for each daily public skate session and special offers.
Roller Skating in Westchester County, NY
1. EJ Murray Memorial Skating Center
348 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers
Hours: Call for skating schedule
Cost: $11; $3 seniors; $4 skate rental
EJ Murray Memorial Skating Center offers roller skating sessions May-August. With everything from first-time roller skating lessons and roller skating classes, to roller sports, figure skating, hockey, skating clubs, and an ice-skating show, the kids are sure to stay active and engaged.
Roller Skating Rinks in Orange County
1. The Castle Fun Center
109 Brookside Ave., Chester
Hours: Through Aug. 31: Sunday-Wednesday, 1:30-3:30pm and 4-6pm; Thursday-Saturday: 1:30-3:30pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9pm. September-April: Thursday, 4-6pm; Friday, 4-6pm and 7-9pm; Saturday, 1:30-3:30pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9pm; Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm and 4-6pm
Cost: $10; $7 children 6 and younger; $4 skate rental
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The Castle Fun Center is the perfect destination for roller skating recreation for all ages and every occasion. The venue not only features a 10,000-square-foot roller rink complete with a lighting and sound show, but also go-kart tracks, a multi-level laser tag arena, mini-golf courses, an arcade, and rock climbing wall. Once you have worked up an appetite, enjoy a bite to eat at Jester’s restaurant and pub which is conveniently located within the facility.
90,000 History of the creation and development of roller skates – Knowledge Library
Every year, with the onset of spring, more and more roller-skating people appear in city parks. However, videos are not just becoming one of the most popular types of active pastime – the attitude towards the way they are used is changing. Roller sport goes international and wins the hearts of spectators and fans. Over the past three centuries, roller skates have gone from being an unpretentious device used for fun to a perfect tool indispensable in professional sports.
The origins of roller skates
The history of the creation of roller skates is inextricably linked with ice skates, because the primary reason for their invention is the desire to find an alternative to the favorite winter fun for the warm season.
The appearance of the prototype of modern roller skates dates back to the early 18th century, but there is no documented evidence of who invented the first skates without a blade. According to one version, they were invented by an unknown Dutchman who decided to nail wooden bobbins to his shoes.According to another, the inventor was the Danish Hans Brinkner.
There is a legend about quiet Japanese ninjas who could move silently and smoothly thanks to special bamboo rollers on their shoes. According to legends, these skating rinks served as an example for the creation of modern roller skates.
First inline videos
Roller skates, the wheels of which are located in one row and, as it were, repeat the direction of the blade in ice skates, are called “inline rollers” (eng.in-line – “located in line”).The official inventor of the first inline videos with iron wheels is the Belgian Joseph Merlin. Demonstration of his invention took place in 1760 at one of the balls in London: he personally put on rollers and moved around the hall on them, introducing himself to guests and playing the violin. However, the technical flaws in the design of the rollers did not allow smoothly turning and braking: Merlin lost control and crashed into a huge mirror, receiving serious injuries.Together with the mirror, the reputation of the invention was shattered.
First patents for inline videos
Due to lack of confidence in practicality and serious design flaws, Joseph Merlin did not patent his invention. The first copyright patent for rollers appeared only in 1819.
The Parisian Ptible took the idea of Merlin as a basis and decided to patent the rollers, which were a small wooden frame to which three wheels were attached, and leather straps with which the device was attached to the leg.
The design continued to change. So, in 1823, the Tyers skater from London patented inline rollers with five wheels. In 1860, Schaler proposed inserting wheels into rubber rings, suggesting that this would improve traction. But this did not affect the technical characteristics of the rollers, like many other attempts to modify the design.
In general, the first models of inline rollers had two main problems: poor maneuverability and lack of a regular brake.
New roller model – quads
In 1863, James Plimpton figured out how to improve the handling and maneuverability of rollers. He ditched the inline design and placed the four wheels in pairs – two in the front and two in the back. This created additional stability. According to Plympton’s idea, the wheels were attached to a suspension with shock absorbers, which could rotate from slopes in the right direction, so it became possible to turn easily.
Due to their relative ease of use, the quads quickly became very popular with
.They were used to move along the street, as well as for a new unusual type of dance – ice skating. In 1866, in New York, Plympton opened the first rollerdrome with skate rental, and later became the founder of the roller skating association.
In 1876, the “toe-brake” braking system was invented: a small rubber pad was attached to the front of the roller, with which it became possible to stop smoothly.
With the growing popularity of quads, the range of ways to use them also expanded.For example, a special kind of sport has appeared – roller hockey, a kind of alternative to traditional ice hockey. The first official quads roller hockey competition took place in 1878.
In 1902, there was a real roller boom in Chicago – the new rollerdrome Colosseum was opened, which on the very first night of its work hosted 7 thousand rollers.
While four-wheeled skates conquered the whole world, the design of inline rollers continued to change – new types of rollers appeared: 14-wheeled, off-road on two large wheels, sliding models, special rollers for hockey players having three wheels – front and rear of the same size, and there is one smaller diameter between them.But even with such a variety of models, inlines for a long time remained rollers for professional use and imitation of ice skates.
Revival of inline videos
The event that served as the starting point for the revival and rapid growth in the popularity of inline videos took place only in 1979. Professional hockey players, the brothers Scott and Brenna Olson, stumbled upon a rare model of inline videos in one of the stores and realized that their hockey team could successfully train on such skates in the offseason.
In the same 1979, polyurethane was used for the manufacture of various types of wheels. These wheels are quiet, lightweight and much more maneuverable.
The Olsons decided not only to use rollers for training, but also to radically improve their design, making them more practical and more comfortable. They fitted the ice skating boot with a frame with polyurethane wheels, each with two bearings, and a toe brake.In 1980, the brothers founded a company that began to mass produce commercials.In the first three years, the production of skates changed significantly – the frame was made of fiberglass
a, the wheels for practicality received better protection from dirt, the brake was moved to the back of the boot
In 1995, hard boots, which were quite difficult to put on, were replaced with soft ones (SoftBoot). So the inlines took revenge on the quads.
Roller sports development
Along with the spread of inline videos, new directions of roller sports began to appear.For example, aggressive skiing appeared. In 1994, the Aggressive Skating Association (ASA) was created and the rules for the competition were determined. In 1995, roller skaters achieved the inclusion of their sport in the X-Games. However, due to the decline in popularity ten years later, this direction was excluded from the list of X-Games disciplines.
Another popular roller sport is freeskating, which is primarily characterized by high speed driving along city streets and jumping over obstacles in the way.
A kind of hybrid between dance and figure skating has become the slalom style, which quickly gained popularity due to its beauty – the roller performs various artistic movements to the music. Many slalom competitions are held annually, including at the world level.
The International Rollerball Federation has twice submitted applications for the inclusion of several of its disciplines in the Olympic Games. Unfortunately, both attempts did not work. However, one of the disciplines, speed skating, was included in the 2018 Youth Games program.In addition, the Federation was able to achieve the inclusion of roller sports in the roster of the Asian and World Games.
This is how the simple way of moving on ice, popular in several countries, laid the foundation for the development of an international sport. It is becoming more and more interesting to observe the evolution of roller-sport, because the inclusion of new disciplines in the programs of the Olympic Games is not far off, which means a new impetus to rapid development.
Roller Skating | sport
Roller , recreational and competitive sports in which participants use special shoes with small wheels to move on ice rinks or asphalt surfaces.Roller sports include speed skating, ice hockey, figure skating and dance competitions similar to speed skating sports, as well as vertical and street style competitions typical of so-called extreme sports.
Roller Skate Development
The invention of roller skates is traditionally credited to a Belgian, Joseph Merlin, in the 1760s, although there are many reports of wheels attached to skates and shoes in the early years of that century.Early models were borrowed from skates and usually had a “linear” arrangement of wheels (the wheels formed a single straight line along the bottom of the skate). In 1819 M. Petil from Paris received the first patent for roller skates. Like previous models, Petibled skates were in-line with three wooden or metal wheels. The wheels were connected to a wooden block, which, in turn, could be tied to the trunk. These early roller skates enjoyed limited popularity.The ride was hard, and it was almost impossible to stop and turn.
The first practical inline skates were developed in 1863 by James Plimpton of Medford, Massachusetts, who abandoned the linear design and used two parallel pairs of wheels, one mounted at the heel of the boot and the other at the forefoot. He attached the wheelsets to the trunk using resilient carriages known as trucks. This design was first known as the “rocker” (and is now known as the “ATV”) because it allowed the skater to move easily on skates to move smoothly through turns and other maneuvers.After that, the first hobby for amateur roller skating swept the United States and Western Europe, where ice rinks were built in both small and large cities. At the turn of the 20th century, ice rinks built at the Chicago Coliseum and New York’s Madison Square Garden attracted thousands of customers on its opening day. Quad biking became the most popular over the next 80 years.
Victorian couples rollerblading in the park, illustration by Georges du Maurier, 1876.© Photos.com/Thinkstock
Plympton Quad Skates were soon followed by other technological improvements. In the 1880s, ball bearings were added to the wheel design, which made the ride smoother. Toe stops for braking were introduced as early as the 1850s; however, the large rubber toe-block for quad skates was not widely used until the 1950s. Heel stops were introduced with some of the earliest inline skates, but were only improved with the revival of inline skates in the 1980s.In the 1960s, wooden or metal wheels traditionally used in skates gave way to lightweight polyurethane plastic wheels that better grip the skating surface.Get Britannica Premium and access exclusive content. Subscribe now
In the 1980s, roller skating became popular again with the introduction of a new generation of ice rinks. inline roller skates for ice hockey playing by brothers Scott and Brennan Olson, founders of Rollerblade, Inc.They developed in-line skates with four wheels that extended the entire length of the boot, giving the skater more agility (compared to previous skates) and a lot more speed. The company also introduced lightweight plastic and other materials for the construction of the boots, as well as buckles that made it easy to adjust the fit and comfort of the skates.
New sports, including roller skating, appeared shortly after the introduction of ATVs in 1863.Roller hockey took place in London in 1878. Speed skating competitions began in the 1890s and were popular in the first quarter of the 20th century. Major in-line speed skating competitions for men, women and relay teams include counterclockwise racing on an oval track or open road. The rules and techniques for these competitions are very similar to those established for figure skating. Dancing and figure skating were introduced in 1910 and 1923 respectively; Competition judging and proficiency testing systems are similar to those used in figure skating.International competitions in sports and speed roller skating and ice hockey are held by the International Roller Sports Federation, founded in 1924. The first world championships were held in 1937.
Roller derby was one of the first roller sports to be successful on a professional level. The sport originated in Chicago in 1935 as an endurance competition between male and female pairs. The teams had to go around the ice rink on a 57,000 incline, which was said to be the same as a trip across the United States.A few years later, roller derby was transformed into a contact sport with two teams, each consisting of five men and five women. Men will compete with men, and women with women at different times. The designated skater for each side will try to get around as many members of the opposing team as possible during the period, while teammates will block or slow down the opponent. Viewers responded to the speed, violence and theatricality of the sport (feuds were often scripted).and the performance was immensely popular in the 1940s and 50s. The leagues flourished in Canada, Japan, and Puerto Rico. The professional roller derby collapsed in the 1970s, and attempts to revive it before the early 21st century were unsuccessful. The revival took place mainly in the United States and included both professional and amateur teams.
The introduction of a new generation of inline skates in the 1980s had a major impact on roller sports. Improved roller skates were quickly adopted by skaters and also inspired a new kind of roller hockey.The original form of roller hockey, also known as Hard roller hockey, is played using quadrilateral skates, a small hard ball, and curved sticks similar to those used in field hockey, and the sport’s rules are largely based on polo. Linear roller hockey uses the puck, sticks and many of the rules of ice hockey. Roller skaters also took part in competitions usually associated with skateboarding.These sports, sometimes referred to as aggressive inline skating, include the street style, which includes riding through urban environments and performing tricks from stairs, railings, and other structures, and the vertical style, which includes aerial acrobatics performed from ramps or half-lengths. half pipe (U-shaped skating). composition).
History of roller skates
Inline skates are a sport that allows many options: you can just skate on them, or you can practice acrobatic freestyle or play hockey.At the same time, rolling is becoming an alternative means of transportation in large cities overloaded with vehicles, and fans of rolling are becoming new road users who were not taken into account by city architects and planners at one time. Roller skates go to cafes and shops, make their way through morning traffic jams. A frantic search is under way for a road traffic concept that would work with motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and roller skaters.
To begin with, I would like to tell you about the origin of roller skates, that is, who invented them and what they looked like initially.
No one is really sure exactly when the first inline skates appeared. It is possible that the first commercials were simply a rework of ice skates. The first inventor of roller skates is believed to be the Belgian Jozeph Merlin. He made the first casters with metal wheels in 1760. He showed his invention in London, rolling on the floor and playing an expensive violin. It is said that due to the fact that his skates could not turn or stop, he crashed into a mirror and was seriously injured.
The first “successful” roller skating show took place in 1849, when the Frenchman Louis Legrange used roller skates to portray ice skating in the play “Le Prophete”. He made skates by attaching small wheels to ice skates.
In the middle of the 19th century, many other inventors took up the challenge and a large number of different types of skates emerged. All of them, however, suffered from the same disadvantages as Merlin’s skates – they could not be effectively controlled and stopped.
New Yorker James Plimpton solved this problem in 1863. He used a rubber pad to brake the axles. This pad compressed as the rider bent over, allowing the wheels to spin freely. Plympton’s design became the basis for modern skates.
Plympton opened several ice rinks in Europe and America. He presented roller skating as entertainment for the elite, but after his patents became obsolete, cheap knockoffs flooded the market, and skating became popular with all walks of life.
Organized roller skating developed as inline skating grew in popularity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Roller hockey teams appeared in Europe in 1901. Although the sport was destroyed during the First World War, it quickly revived and the first Roller Hockey World Championship was held in 1936 in Stuttgart, Germany. The first World Speed Skating Championships took place a year later in Monza, Italy.
Figure skating competitions were also held, but the first World Championship was held in Washington, USA only in 1947.
The turning point in the history of roller skating came in 1979. Hockey brothers Scott and Brennan Olson presented a new model of rollers, in which the wheels were located in one row (single-row rollers). They believed that it would be convenient to train hockey players on such rollers. A few years later, they founded their own rollerblade skate company. The updated model of casters with polyurethane wheels quickly gained popularity all over the world. The design proposed by the Olson brothers is still considered the most perfect.90,000 Ottawa’s mood has improved slightly | National Hockey League
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators will wear warm clothes during the NHL100 Scotiabank Classic Saturday night. But the main thing is that smiles can also appear on their faces.
Ahead of Saturday’s open-air bout against the Montreal Canadiens, the team’s atmosphere has improved markedly with a 3-2 home win over the New York Rangers on Wednesday, which ended a five-loss streak.
Ottawa have played 2-10-2 in their last 14 games. A victory over the Rangers, according to defender Cody Cecy, will be a good start before Saturday.
“This is very important,” said Ceci, who has scored two goals in a row. and there was a lot of chaos around. We drove, played, listened to many conversations. The mood was not very good, so let’s hope that it will cheer us up a little. “
Senators striker Bobby Ryan, who scored and passed the ball against the Rangers, agrees.
“This will ease the pressure a little before Saturday’s meeting,” Ryan said. “Of course, you try to separate the games from each other, but when you hit the pit, winning before such a meeting means a lot. We go out on the ice with slightly different feelings.”
Senators forward Zach Smith scored the winning goal against Rangers eight seconds into the third period.
“It’s nice to win before such an interesting meeting like in the open air,” he said.
Ceci, who grew up on the street skating rinks in Orleans, an Ottawa suburb, said the game would take him back to his childhood.
“I played a lot on the street,” he said. “We had one in our yard, which my mother looked after. And in the whole city there were many places where I played.It will be cool to play an NHL match under the Ottawa skies. It’s a fun experience and I’m looking forward to it. “
Born in Cherry Hill, NJ, Ryan said he couldn’t wait for his first outdoor play experience. He moved to California at a young age and doesn’t remember playing games.
“Like everyone else, I started playing hockey on the streets of New Jersey, but I had nothing to do with the Canadian guys because I spent a lot of time in California,” he said. – And I’ve always played roller hockey.This will be my first experience. ”
Senators general manager Pierre Dorion was a member of the Canadiens management when they first played in the open air match against the Edmonton Oilers on November 22, 2003. Legacy Classics at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium.
“I can only say that Montreal’s season has changed dramatically since that meeting, perhaps the same will happen to us,” said Dorion.
Before that game, the Canadiens were 8-10-1 with one draw.They beat the Oilers 4-3 and played 33-20-3 for the rest of the season with six draws. They made it to the Stanley Cup playoffs, defeating the Boston Bruins in seven games in the first round and losing four games to future Stanley Cup winner Tampa Bay Lightning in the second.
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A Brief History of Inline SkatesNo one knows exactly where roller skates were first invented and used.Most likely, the first rollers were a kind of adaptation of ice skates and were used mainly for movement, and not for sports.
It is believed that the inventor of roller skates was a Belgian master named Joseph Merlin. He made the first skates with metal rollers back in 1760. The master personally presented his invention in London at a magnificent ball, during which he roller-skated and played an expensive violin. Historical records indicate that his first model of skates could not turn and brake, so in the end Joseph gracefully drove into a huge mirror and suffered multiple injuries.
The first “successful” public demonstration of roller skating was in 1849 by the Frenchman Louis Legrange. Louis used skates to simulate ice skating in the theatrical production of Le Prophete. He made his roller skates out of ordinary ice skates, attaching tiny rollers to their blade.
In the middle of the nineteenth century, the inventors continued their good work and created many different models of roller skates.However, they all had the same big drawback as poor Joseph’s rollers: the impossibility of effective steering and braking.
New Yorker James Plimpton solved the problem of roller handling in 1863. The Plympton rollers used a rubber pad to slow the rotation of the roller shaft. This pad compressed when the body was tilted and, when the roller carried its weight, allowed the wheels to rotate easily. The design of this model is considered the basis of modern roller skates.
Plympton has opened many ice rinks all over America and even in Europe. He promoted commercials only as fun for the rich, but soon after the expiration of the patent, cheap models flooded the market and became popular with all classes of the population.
Organized roller skating developed gradually as the popularity of roller skating grew in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The first roller hockey teams played in Europe as early as 1901.
Despite the break for the First World War, after its end, roller sports quickly regained their position and the first roller hockey championship was held in 1936 in Stuttgart, Germany. A year later, the first roller skating championship was held in the city of Monza, Italy. In addition, the competition was held in figure skating on roller skates, but the first world championship took place only in 1947 in Washington, USA.
In 1980, two brothers-hockey players from Minnesota stumbled upon roller skates in a sports store.The brothers decided that roller skates would be a great help in off-season training. At home, they improved their skates and soon not only hockey players, but also skiers joined the summer roller skating training. This is how the Rollerblade skates were born.
The company, created by the brothers, was the first to develop skates on four narrow plastic rollers with bearings, a plastic safety boot and a brake on the heel. For the first 4 years, their production was limited, in line with very low demand.It was only in 1984 that the company made significant efforts to promote roller skating as a new sport – Rollerblading. To popularize the new sport, Rollerblade began offering its own commercials for rental on the coast of California beaches. A wave of interest in roller skating has taken over California. The production of skates was set up by several more companies, and on the beaches, roller skates began to master not only asphalt paths, but also half-roll ramps, railings, steps and, in general, all areas that seemed not at all suitable for skiing.
Today, roller hockey is a fairly popular sport. In Spain, Portugal, Italy and South American countries, hockey is second only to football in popularity. In 1992, at the Barcelona Summer Olympics, roller hockey was introduced as an exemplary sport. In addition, all roller skating options (hockey, running and figure skating) are included in the Pan American Games program.2003 © Roller.kiev.ua
hockey sobre – Traducción al ruso – ejemplos españolSugerencias: hockey sobre hierba
Su búsqueda puede llevar a ejemplos con expresiones vulgares.
Su búsqueda puede llevar a ejemplos con expresiones coloquiales.
Su padre, el jugador de hockey sobre hielo Ted Irvine, se había trasladado allí para jugar para los Rangers de Nueva York.His father, hockey player NHL Ted Irvine, moved there to play for the New York Rangers.
7 de agosto: Sidney Crosby, Jugador canadiense de Hockey sobre hielo.August 7 – Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player .
Cariño, el hockey sobre césped no es tu deporte, de todos modos.Honey, anyway field hockey is not yours.
¿No quieres jugar a hockey sobre césped?
Lo siento, pero se casan el día de la final de hockey sobre patines.I’m sorry, but they are getting married on the day of my ice hockey final on rollers.
De hecho, lo que hizo fue criticar el arresto injustificado de activistas en relación con el Campeonato Mundial de Hockey sobre Hielo.Earlier, she criticized the unjustified arrests of activists in connection with the Ice Hockey World Championship on ice.
Hockey sobre césped femenino, no experiencia requerida.
Campeonato Mundial de Hockey sobre Hielo (pool A), en Bolzano, Canazei y Milán (Italia) (25 de abril al 8 de mayo)Ice Hockey World Championship on ice (Group A) in Bolzano, Canazei and Milan (Italy), 25 April-8 May
En 2014, la mayoría de los arrestos y las detenciones injustificadas de activistas de la oposición y los derechos humanos se produjo en el período previo al Campeonato Mundial de Hockey sobre Hielo, en mayo de 2014.In 2014, most of the unmotivated arrests and arrests of opposition activists and human rights defenders took place in the run-up to the Ice Hockey World Championship on Ice Hockey, held in May 2014.
Las nacionales de hockey sobre césped eran en primavera.
¿Y usted no cree que un pleito como el suyo y el del Señor Thomas podría hacer daño al deporte del hockey sobre hielo?Don’t you think lawsuits like yours and Mr. Thomas’s will hurt a sport like ice hockey?
Y yo tengo que ir al entrenamiento de hockey sobre césped.
Ya sabes, podríamos usar algunas de esas habilidades para el equipo de hockey sobre césped.You know, we can use those skills in field hockey.
Muchos no piensan en el hockey sobre césped, chico.A lot of people never even think about hockey , man.
No puedo creer que usaste mi amor por el hockey sobre ruedas para engañarme.I can’t believe you used my love of hockey to trick me.
El equipo de hockey sobre hielo austríaco es el número 13º del mundo.
¿Desde cuándo Carlton tiene un equipo de hockey sobre césped?
Y todas juegan al hockey sobre hielo, así que pierden los dientes a los diez años.They all play hockey , so by the age of ten they no longer have teeth.
No hay punto de guardia en el hockey sobre césped, papá.There are no three-point shots in hockey , dad.
¿Así es como juegan al hockey sobre hielo?
History of the creation of roller skates
In the history of rollers, there is a legend about Japanese ninjas who moved at lightning speed with the help of bamboo rollers attached to the sole in some cunning way.But these are all unconfirmed versions. Today it is known that the history of roller skates goes back to the origins of ice skating, you probably yourself have noticed that roller skates and ice skates are very similar.
Ice skating was a very popular pastime in the Netherlands, as there are many water channels in the Netherlands that freeze in winter. But unfortunately for all residents, winter is coming to an end and the ability to skate disappears with it. And one unknown Dutchman probably dreamed of skating in the summer more than anyone else, and in 1700 invented the first semblance of roller skates.He nailed wooden bobbins to strips of wood and attached it all to his boots and gave them the name Skeelers.
According to the official version, the inventor of roller skates is the Belgian watchmaker Jean-Joseph Merlin. He invented his castors with iron wheels in the middle of the 18th century. The tester of the first prototype was his 13-year-old grandson Bernard Tyers of Waterford, Ireland. He held the first demonstration of his invention in 1760 in the city of London.Moreover, Merlin chose a rather amusing way for this – he roller-skated in a large hall and played the violin. By the way, he did not come up with a brake for the rollers, and the iron wheels made them almost uncontrollable, so during the demonstration he crashed into a huge mirror the size of a wall, which is why he was seriously injured. He soon emigrated to England.
In 1818 in Berlin, roller skates were presented more gracefully to the public, during the premiere of the German ballet “Der Maler oder die Wintervergn Ugungen” (Artist or Winter Pleasures).The ballet was supposed to be performed on ice skates, but at that time it was not possible to fill the stage with ice, so they were replaced with roller skates.
A year later (1819), the French inventor G. Petitbled patented inline rollers using a three-wheel design. The wheels themselves were sunk into a wooden frame, which was attached to the shoes with leather straps. There were other rollers that had two to six wheels.
In 1823, Robert John Tyers of London patented a roller skate named Rolito with five wheels in a single row on the base of a shoe or boot.
In 1840, in a beer tavern near Berlin known as “Corse Halle” (Corpse Halle), roller-skating barmaids served thirsty regular customers. This was a practical decision given the size of the beer halls in Germany, which gave roller skating a lot of publicity.
The second “roller show” was organized in 1849 by a man named (actor) Louis Legrange, originally from France. He took ordinary ice skates as a basis for his videos, and attached small wheels to the metal part, thus imitating ice skating in the play “Le Prophete”.
The discovery of roller droms was not long in coming, as the popularity of roller skates was gaining momentum. And in 1857, huge public skating rinks opened in London in the Flower Hall of the Royal Opera House, in the Covent Garden area and on the central Strand.
In the middle of the 19th century, many inventors attempted to develop their own versions of roller skates, but alas, all their roller skates were practically uncontrollable, and did not have a braking system.
In 1863, James Leonard Plimpton developed the “swinging” skate – the Quad roller skates. The wheels were made of boxwood and were arranged in pairs (like the legs of a chair), and on the first roller skates the wheels were arranged in a line (inline, inline), as on modern ones. The quads were more stable and maneuverable than their predecessors, and they also allowed the roller to ride backwards. Due to this design, it was much easier for beginner skaters to learn how to roller skate.Also, Plympton in 1866 in Newport on the territory of the elite Atlantic House hotel built the first rollerdrome, in other words, a place for rollerblading. He also opened rollerdromes in Europe. At that time, roller skates were available only to the rich, but later, when Plympton’s patents became outdated, cheap analogs appeared on the market, and this game became quite popular among the population. So quads drove inlan roller skates into the shadows for a long time.
In 1876, the toe-brake was finally added to the roller design.The brake was a soft rubber pad attached to the front of the roller skate. Now the roller had the ability to quickly stop by jumping on this pad or tilt the roller forward.
In the same year, 1876, William Bown of Birmingham, England, patented a project for roller wheels. The roller wheels now had two bearings and an axle. William Bown worked closely with Joseph Henry Hughes, who patented a ball bearing for high-speed rollers, bicycles and railroad wheels in 1877.These people played a big role in the history of roller skates, since after the introduction of bearings into the production of roller skates, roller skating became truly comfortable. And all modern technologies are based on their developments, modified bearing prototypes are used in bicycles, skateboards, motorcycles and cars.
As the popularity grows, inline skating enthusiasts organize the first competition. One of the first roller hockey championships (then roller polo) dates back to 1878, held at Denmark Stadium in London.In 1880, roller skating became very popular as a sport. Micajah Henley of Richmond, Indiana, produced thousands of skates every week during peak sales.
1882 The National Roller Polo League was formed in Daytona Ohio, United States of America.
1898 Richardson founded the Richardson Ball Bearing and Skate Company, which provided skates for most of the professional speed skaters of the day, including Harley Davidson (nothing to do with the Harley-Davidson motorcycle brand).
1900 Peck & Snyder patented inline roller skates with two wheels.
1902 The Colosseum in Chicago opens a public ice rink. More than 7,000 people visited it on the opening night.
1905 John Jay Young in New York filed a patent for dynamically resizing roller skates.
1910 Roller Hockey Skate designed a three-wheeled inline skate with a leather boot.
In 1908, Madison Square Gardens in New York City became a roller drome.Hundreds of roller-skating rinks have opened in the United States and Europe. Roller skating is becoming a popular and diverse sport: recreational ice skating in indoor and outdoor areas, roller polo (roller hockey), roller skating, roller skating, speed skating competitions. Ultimately, roller skating evolved from a pastime to a competitive sport, starting with roller hockey.
During the First World War, roller hockey was forgotten.However, he quickly recovered, and already in 1936 in the city of Stuttgart (Germany) the world roller hockey championship took place. And a year later, the world speed skating championship in the city of Monza (Italy).
Just before World War II, in 1937, a group of ice rink owners (one from Massachusetts: Fred Freeman) formed an association to promote roller skating and establish good business practices for ice rinks. The Roller Skating Rink Operators Association was developed in the United States in 1937 and in 1947 hosted the World Roller Skating Championship in Washington.
Modern inline roller skates (the skates we are used to seeing today) were developed by the Chicago Roller Skate Company in 1960, but they were not popular with the general public.
1966 Chicago Roller Skate Company first produces inline skate with boot
In the 70s and 80s there was a second boom in the history of roller skates associated with the marriage of “Disco” and roller skating. More than 4,000 roller discos were in operation, and Hollywood began filming rollerball films.
In 1979, brothers hockey players Scott Olson and Brennan Olson from Minnesota stumbled upon an old model of inline skates in a Chicago Roller Skate Company store. The roller model was a leather boot with an iron frame and four wheels that extend beyond the boot. The Olson brothers realized that these inline skates are indispensable for hockey team training in the offseason, as they are very similar in shape and design to hockey skates.On their own, the Olsons modernize the old model, attaching a frame with wheels to hockey skate boots, and use it in the training of their hockey team. Over the years, other winter sports have adopted the idea of summer training.
In 1979, roller skate wheels were made of polyurethane. At this point, the history of rollers entered a new stage of development, because up to this point, the wheels were made from a wide variety of raw materials. For example, metal that does not extinguish surface irregularities at all.Or wood, (by the way, from hard woods such as boxwood) which wears out quickly, and does not cope with vibration any better than metal. But polyurethane has a lot of useful properties that came in handy in the development of roller skates. Impact resistance, resistance to abrasion, elasticity – all these qualities have made the wheels more durable, roller skates are maneuverable, and movement more comfortable.
In the coming years, more precisely in 1983, the Olson brothers created the Rollerblade Inc.), which still exists today. Their success was enviable. Inline skates gained in popularity and other roller companies began to appear. The popularity of commercials, especially after the appearance of inline hockey at the beginning of the 20th century, has increased dramatically. The model of rollers – Quads has lost its former popularity, although it was not completely supplanted, they were mainly produced for children. Rollerblade Inc has been the sole manufacturer of inline skates for a long time. In English-speaking countries, the word “rollerblading” is often used as a synonym for in-line skating, although this is fundamentally incorrect, since Rollerblade is a manufacturer of roller skates, not an action.In 1986 Rollerblade, Inc. produces a model of rollers for fitness. First mass production of Rollerblade Inc. was innovative but had drawbacks: the uncomfortable casters were difficult to put on, the bearings collected a lot of dirt and moisture, the wheels were easily damaged, and the borrowed “toe-brake” was not effective enough.
The Olson brothers were sold to Rollerblade Inc. and the new owners had the money to really improve the project. The first large-scale success was brought by the “Lightning TRS” commercial model.In this model, the main disadvantages were corrected: the fiberglass frame, protected wheels, a stronger brake was located at the back, and the boot itself became more comfortable and much easier to dress. With the success of this model, other roller companies began to appear: Ultra Wheels, Oxygen, K2 and others.
In 1988 Rollerblade Inc. produces the first aggressive roller skates – “Rollerblade Lightning TRS”.
Aggressive skating became an organized sport in the early 1990s.The Aggressive Skaters Association was formed in 1994 by the Aggressive Skaters as a forum to define clear rules for competition. The sport was included in the X-Games in 1995 with the vertical ramp and street style disciplines.
In 1988, Miyshael F. Gailson, originally from Gailson of Caples Lake Resort, California, designed a one-wheeled “quintessential skate” for cross-country roller skating training.
1989 Rollerblade Inc. released the first rollers with three buckles instead of laces, the models were called “Macro” and “Aeroblades”.
1990 Rollerblade Inc. they began to make casters from fiberglass and thermoplastic (durethan polyamide) replacing the previously used polyurethane, which made it possible to reduce the weight of the boot by almost fifty percent.
1991 The magazine “INLINE magazine” is published, dedicated to aggressive skating and aggressive roller skating.
1992 Roller hockey entered the Olympic Games.
1993 Rollerblade, Inc. developed ABT (Active Brake Technology), the fiberglass drain was attached at one end to the cafe and to the rear wheel hub, and at the end was a rubber pad. To stop, the roller had to straighten the leg, then the rubber part of the brake was in contact with the surface. Such a system was safer than the previous one, when the skaters had to tilt their leg back. Ink for HP Photosmart B010 Inktec H7064 Ink for HP Photosmart B010, B110, B210, OfficeJet 6000, DeskJet 3525 printers
In 1995, K2 launched the first prototype SoftBoot rollers.Up to this point, all the skates were with a hard boot borrowed from hockey skates. A soft boot is much more comfortable than a hard boot, so it is better suited for leisurely rollerblading. As usual, comfort wins, and inline skates with a soft boot have become the most common among roller skaters.
Soon, the production of roller skates in the United States experienced a truly revolutionary event. In 1997, the Upsidedown company appeared, whose first model of rollers, according to the idea of their creators, was designed to turn the ideas of aggressive roller skates upside down.This is reflected in the name of the company itself – the phrase upside down is translated this way. A revolutionary step in the aggressive skating industry was the previously unavailable ability to replace some of the more important parts in the skate structure. Namely, the frame, buckle, cafe and soulplate were now subject to replacement, which fully met the requirements and preferences of the rollers, since it was henceforth allowed to replace these parts with similar, but already from other manufacturers. This innovation could not go unnoticed, which led to the rapid growth of the company.A year after the release of this model, the company changed its name to the more memorable USD, as a result of which it quickly took its place among the largest manufacturers of inline skates for aggressive skating..