Will Rollerskating help with on ice skating?
Or will one help the other as far as developing the skill and experience
- Chris AncorLv 72 months ago
Yes it will help but one needs to specialize these days to excel.
- 2 months ago
Yes and no. Using in-line skates is a good way to get conditioning work in while replicating a skating stride, but there's several differences.
-Hockey (and I presume figure) skates have edges which are used on stops and starts; in-line skate wheels don't.
-Learning how to use edges is a basic fundamental to skating. Even pros work on their skating in the off-season.
-Stopping on the ice as opposed to in-line skates is completely different.
- yLv 72 months ago
My wife said one does not help with other. She roller skated a lot while a teen but couldn't ice skate at all.
I did both, ice skated years before roller skating, going from one to the other was not an issue so I assumed that ice skating had helped.