(Last Updated on : 07/03/2017)
Roller Sports in India is popular among the school and college students in Indian states
, Amritsar District
, Himachal Pradesh
, Uttar Pradesh
and Jammu and Kashmir
. The roller sport is popular as a recreational sport in India, especially roller skating for children, and it is gaining popularity as a competitive sport. There are clubs in cities and towns, and roller skating is taught in some schools of urban areas.
Management of Roller Sports in India
Roller sports in India are governed by the Roller Skating Federation of India, which was founded by S.P.Mumick in 1955. Tulsi Agarwal has been a long time office bearer of the federation. Individual skaters are registered with a club. The clubs are registered with district associations, which are in turn affiliated with the state associations. The state associations are affiliated with the RSFI.
Different Roller Sports in India
Roller Sports in India include the speed skating, artistic skating, and roller hockey. These traditional modern games are common in Indian schools and colleges. The roller hockey is more popular in the north of India as compared to south India. The popularity of roller hockey is in part due to the popularity of field hockey, which is the country's national sport. Similarly, 'roller basketball' and 'roller cricket' is also played in parts of India.
Roller Sports Stadiums in India
There are many roller sports stadiums in India. The roller skating rink at The Rink Pavilion in Mussoorie
, Dehradun District
is one of the largest and most historic rinks in India. India's first international-standard banked track is at the roller sports centre in Virar, Mumbai
. The 50th National Speed Roller Skating Championships were held here in January 2013. There is another banked track at the D.A.V. Public School in Faridabad. A banked-track of international standards has also been made at Viman Nagar, Pune
. Eco Ice Skating and Ice Hockey Stadium is the newest addition located in the New Town Eco tourism Park
or Prakriti tirtha in Kolkata
, West Bengal
Roller Sports Tournaments in India
In the 2010 Asian Games, Anup Kumar Yama won bronze in the men's single free skating long programme. Anup Kumar and Avani Bharath Panchal clinched another bronze in the pairs skating long programme. The Indian contingent also performed well, winning 30 medals at the 14th Asian Roller Sports Championship in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Rohan Ajit Kokane holds the world record for Limbo skating in India.