Inline Skating

The proposed 200-meter inline track in Draper offers the perfect venue for both world and national level inline skate racing competitions along with other roller sports such as roller derby and roller hockey. There has been an influx of elite level inline speedskaters who are transitioning to ice speed skating. A world class track facility for inline racing plays a significant role to help ensure the future of both sports, as well as providing off-season roller sport training for ice athletes. While internationally the sport of inline racing is huge, the United States lacks facilities to host national and international competitions. The track in Draper will bring with it participants and visitors from around the globe to compete. This new venue will offer an opportunity for youth and adults to participate in roller sports, from inline racing to roller hockey to derby, from novice to competition level. Olympian ice speedskaters, like Derek Parra and Chad Hedrick, got their start in roller sports with inline track racing. Both Parra and Hedrick are two of the most decorated athletes with world medals in inline racing, and both went on to become success stories of ice speedskating. Having a track facility for roller sports can provide access and opportunity for future Olympian hopefuls.

-noun [in-lahyn skeyt ing] Inline skates have 2 to 5 polyurethane wheels, arranged in a single line, which allows for greater speed than roller skates and better maneuverability. Racers skate around a circular track.