Roller sports are sports that use human powered vehicles which use rolling either by gravity or various pushing techniques. Typically ball bearings and polyurethane wheels are used for momentum and traction respectively, and attached to devices or vehicles that the roller puts his weight on. The international governing body is the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS).
It includes the following sports, disciplines and events:
- Inline skating
- Roller skating
- Roller hockey
- Road skating
- Roller skiing
- After permanently replaced by Inline speed skating.
- "USA Roller Sports - Features, Events, Results | Team USA". usarollersports.org. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
- Jarvie, G. (2006). Sport, Culture and Society: An Introduction. Routledge. p. 271. ISBN 9780415306478. Retrieved 2015-11-09.