One of the things I like the most about inline skates is their portability.
It's difficult to tuck a bicycle or a set of barbells into your rucksack,
but packing a pair of inline skates is no problem. Taking your skates on a
trip allows you continue your regular fitness and training program when you
travel, but it also gives you a very special opportunity to meet and mingle
with the locals, even if you don't speak the same language.
When you're planning a vacation or a business trip, contact the skating clubs,
skate shops, and skating schools in the area you'll be visiting, to learn about
the best places to skate and find out if there are any group skating events in
the area. If you want to participate in a skating event organized by a local
skating club, find out if you need to become a member first (sometimes this
is required by a club's insurance company. I usually also contact the local
law enforcement agency to find out about local skating laws.
Here are some resources to help you plan your next trip:
Packing Tips for Skaters
How to pack for a skating trip including what to bring
and how to pack it.
Skate Tour Operators
A directory of companies all over
the world that organize inline skating tours.
Plan a Trip Around an Inline Marathon
A directory of travel destinations where skating marathons
take place every year plus tips for making those trips fun
Where to Skate Around the World
Skating trails, roller skating rinks, skate parks,
and other places to skate in more than 100 countries
and all 50 USA States.
Converters for International Skaters
Free on-line calculators and converters for area, length, volume, weight,
currency, distance, languages, mathematics, metric units, imperial units,
speed, temperature, and time.
How to Meet Other Skaters
Some of the best places to meet other inline skaters and quad roller skaters are skating clubs, weekly group skating events, skating travel tours, and online message boards and chat rooms.
Skating Events Around the World
Calendar of skating events in many different countries.
Visit Our 12 Skating Forums
Forums for discussing aggressive, artistic, beginning, hockey, fitness, recreational,
roller basketball, roller derby, roller dancing, rollersoccer, quad skating,
slalom skating, and speed skating.
Traveling with Skates
Different Skating Styles
Skating in 100 countries