Quad Hockey is a fun and exciting team sport that is played with two five-person teams, four skaters and one goal keeper. Each team has a minimum of six players (a backup goalie is required) and a maximum of ten.
The game is played in two 20 minutes halves (for adults) and the aim of the game is for the skaters to try and drive the ball with their sticks into the opponents' goal
Quad hockey, as you've probably guessed, is played on quad roller skates and unlike inline hockey, excessive contact between players is forbidden.
Quad hockey is not as common as inline hockey in the UK, but it is extremely popular throughout Europe. There are teams in England and the most successful team dominating the domestic scene for the last 10 years are based in Kent.
There were teams in Wales many years ago in Newport and Pontypridd, sadly there are no more Welsh teams.
Cardiff Skate School are so excited to be working with the National Rink Hockey Association to get Quad Hockey established in Wales once again.
Tiger Bay Brawlers - Cardiff Womens Team
With adapted rules, there are also a growing number of Junior Teams and Cardiff Skate School are keen to develop a Junior Team.
If you think that Roller Derby could be your thing then get in touch!
Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams of 5 people skating in the same direction around a track.
The game is played on Quad Skates and game play consists of a series of short matches called Jams in which both teams designate a point scorer called a Jammer who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team.
The teams attempt to hinder the opposing Jammer whilst assisting their own Jammer.
Roller Derby is becoming increasing popular in the Uk and is an international sport dominated by all female teams however, there are now a number of male teams and was (as a roller sport) under consideration for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Artistic roller skating is a sport similar to figure skating but where competitors wear roller skates instead of ice skates.
Artistic roller skaters use either quad or inline skates, though quad skates are more traditional and significantly more common. Generally quad and inline skaters compete in separate events rather than against each other.
The sport is very similar to ice figure skating although there are some differences. Many ice skaters started on roller skates or vice versa.
Roller figure skating is often considered to be more difficult that ice skating and also roller skates are generally heavier than their ice equivalents making jumps harder.
If artistic roller skating is something you're interested in then please sign up for our lessons.
World Roller Figure Skating - REUS 2014