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Introduction to Skating in Pakistan
Roller skating as a national competitive program was introduced in
Pakistan more 20 years ago by Khalid Saeed, who is now the General
Secretary of the Roller Sports Federation of Pakistan
The Pakistan Youth Hockey Team at the
16th National Championships with
Federation General Secretary, Khalid Saeed
Copyright © by Khalid Saeed
The sport of competitive roller skating was first introduced in
Pakistan nearly 20 years ago by
Mr. Khalid Saeed, who is now the General Secretary of the Roller
Skating Federation of Pakistan.
Men and women of all ages roller skate in Pakistan, on inline
skates and quad roller skates, and
the two most popular disciplines are speed skating
and roller hockey.
Pakistani skaters participate on a regular basis in speed and hockey
competitions around the world.
There are many roller skating facilities in Pakistan, and the city of Lahore
is the main center of activity.
There are three very good facilities in Lahore.
One is primarily for roller hockey and two are rinks
designed for all types of skating.
Karachi and Faisalbad are the second most important roller skating cities
and there are also roller skating rinks in
Toba Tek Singh, Gujranwala, and Rawelpindi.
There are currently plans underway to build another
facility in Lahore that can be used for both
speed skating and roller hockey.
Local competitions and speed and hockey camps are held all over
Pakistan throughout the year. The 19th National Roller Skating
Championships of Pakistan were held March 1-3, 2002.
Secretary General Khalid Saeed
Copyright © by Khalid Saeed
The Pakistan Federation
is affiliated with the
International Roller Sports Federation
in Spain and the
Asian Confederation of Roller Sports in Japan.
Pakistan Federation of Roller Skating
F/851, Kinari Bazar
Lahore 54000 - PAKISTAN
Phone 92 42 354907
Fax 92 42 7633515 (or) 92 42 7664901
The General Secretary of the Federation is
Mr. Khalid Saeed. Mr. Saeed is also
the coach of the Pakistan National Roller Hockey Team,
and a former central committee member of the Speed Skating
Division of the Asian Confederation of Roller Sports.
He conducts training camps for skaters all over Pakistan and
he has attended hockey coaching training camps in several different countries.
He spends much of his time promoting roller skating in his
own and neighboring countries, including Iran, Balgladesh, and
He is now focusing on developing
his skills as a speed skating coach.
Mr. Saeed can be contacted at
I wish to thank Mr. Saeed for keeping me informed
about the sport of roller skating
in Pakistan, and for giving me permission to reprint
his photos in this article.
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