Are you part of an inline or roller skating club or team? If your answer is no, start yourself a good skating affiliation during the holiday break. Joining a skating club is a good way to network with other skaters and build a presence in your sport - even if you prefer to skate, train and compete as an individual. Team roller skating activities like hockey and speed skating have a combination of social, emotional and training benefits for skating members.
Ways to find a team or club for the new season:
- Locate a nearby rink or sports center that may have a roller sports club.
- Visit inline skating blogs and ask about teams, clubs and groups.
- Locate a speed skating team in the United States.
- Find a speed skating team in another part of the world.
Networking with skaters is another way to find a club or organized skating group. If you see skaters who look professional or well trained, they may be current or former members of a club, team or training group. They will be glad to give you some referrals.