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Different Types of Roller Hockey


Roller hockey is one hockey form played only on a surface that is dry. Players use wheel based skates. Contrary to what many believe, 3 main types of roller hockey exist. Skater hockey traditional style includes the use of special quad roller skates. Then we also have Inline hockey, played, of course, with inline skates and pucks. Skater hockey first appeared with using quads but then we saw inline skates being used. Let us analyze roller hockey games now.

Quad roller hockey enjoys a huge popularity. This is a rollersport that existed even when inline skates did not. This is a sport that is highly popular in more than 60 countries. Every single one had a different name to describe this sport. We even saw the term hardball hockey being used. In 1992 one Summer Olympics demonstration was held, which raised its popularity even more.

Inline roller hockey uses inline skates. It is actually really similar to ice hockey. We basically have a dry rink and 2 teams, each formed of five members. Three quarter of an hour periods are played and there are differences when compared with ice hockey.

This is still a contact sport but it lacks body checks. We are in front of one skill and aggressiveness level that is highly similar with in-line roller skating. We have to also mention skater hockey as it is really similar to popular ice hockey. This is because you are allowed to use body checking in this variation.

Even if there is a real increase in the popularity shown by roller hockey you will not see it reach ice hockey popularity levels. This game can be labeled as not being as spectacular and definitely slower. The good news is that we are sure we will see a lot of new teams surfacing in the future.


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