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In-Line Skating Safety Tips

The a Policy Statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics on In-Line Skating Injuries in Children and Adolescents recommends that pediatricians provide the following advice to patients and families concerned with in-line skating...

Inline Skating Rules of the Road

Safe in-line skating is a snap when you remember to SLAP!

What To Look For In An In-Line Skate

Here are the features to look for when buying in-line skates...

How Safe Is In-Line Skating?

According to the most recently available statistics compiled by the CPSC, inline skating is actually safer than lots of other sports, as long as a child receives proper instruction and wears all the recommended safety gear:

Where Should My Child Skate?

When your child is just starting, where he skates is extremely important.

What Equipment Do I Need To Buy?

If your child still wants to skate after taking a few lessons, it

How Early Can My Child Begin In-Line Skating?

In-line skating requires good balance and speed control; as a result, it is not a skill easily or quickly acquired, especially by young children. In-line skating also requires judgment and the ability to avoid obstacles, such as bicyclists, pedestrians, and other skaters.

What Is "Aggressive" Skating?

As a select group of in-liners began pushing the limits of the sport they joined their skateboarding friends in street skating and doing tricks on ramps. In 1988, the design of in-line skates caught up with this trend, providing these new "aggressive" in-line skaters with equipment that would allow them much more strength and control and that would lead to now classic tricks like grinding, which is when a skater jumps up on a railing and rides it down on their skates.

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