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What is Dry Land Skating in Inline Skating?

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Definition: Dry land skating is an alternate name for inline skating or rollerblading. Inline skating originally developed in Scandinavia or Northern Europe as a dry land substitute for ice skating when warm weather or other availability issues prevented traditional ice skating activities.

The term "dry land skating" is used today by many ice figure, speed and hockey skaters who use inline skate equipment from the same discipline to cross train when ice is not available. Inline dry land skating is also used as a cross-training activity to help snow skiers.

Dry land skating is different from dry land training which does not use actual skates in any way.
Also Known As: inline skating, rollerblading, blading

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