2013 USA Roller Sports Speed, Figure and Rink Hockey National Championships
World-class athletes to compete. USA Roller Sports events will include inline speed skating, rink hockey and
roller figure skating competitions and events during the summer nationals. The
first week of the three-week event features speed skating and rink hockey championships
and the second and third weeks include figure skating events.
Competition divisions range from youth through masters level competitors
in their 70s.
- July 13-20
USARS speed skating is a non-contact sport, requiring skaters to display
their skills to maneuver cleanly through the pack and into winning
position. Skaters are disqualified for pushing, blocking, forcing
another racer out of position, or using their arms, legs, or hands in
any way that impedes the progress of other competitors.
- July 14-19
Two five-man teams (four skaters and one goalkeeper) try to drive the ball with their sticks into the opponents' goal. The ball can only be put in motion by a stick. The game has two 25-minute halves (for adults), with the clock stopping when the ball becomes dead. Each team has a one-minute timeout in each half. Each team has a minimum of six players (a backup goalie is required) and a maximum of ten.
Roller Figure Skating - July 21-August 4
The breadth of roller figure skating is reflected in the diversity of
its members. Skaters of all ages can take an active part in the sport,
finding any number of challenges to inspire them to reach their
individual goals - from a beginner class to world-class championship
competition. This diversity, both in appeal and participants, has made
roller figure skating the largest division of competitive roller skating
in the United States. Skaters enter events in one or more categories -
Singles, Pairs, Figures, Solo Dance, Team Dance, Precision, or Show