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Latest Trends in Roller Skating and Rollerblading for 2024.

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In this article, we will try to be the Mystic Meg of the skating world and give you a look into the trends in roller skating and rollerblading for 2024.

The latest trends in the roller skating/rollerblading scene include the rise of freestyle skating, which focuses on tricks and stunts. Street skating is also becoming increasingly popular, as people look to skate in urban areas and make use of street obstacles. Other new trends include long-distance skating and “flatland” skating, which involves spinning and sliding on flat surfaces. Rollerblade and roller skate apparel is also becoming increasingly fashionable, with brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Vans all producing stylish designs.

2024 Freestyle Skating

Freestyle roller skating and inline skating freestyle are types of skating that involve performing tricks and manoeuvres on roller skates or inline skates, respectively. In freestyle roller skating, skaters perform tricks and dance moves on quad roller skates, which have four wheels arranged in a square pattern.

Inline skating, skaters perform tricks and dance moves on skates with three to five wheels arranged in a line. Freestyle skating can be done in various settings, including skateparks, streets, and skating rinks. It is often performed to music and can involve elements of breakdancing, acrobatics, and other dance styles. Freestyle roller skating and inline skating can be done for recreational or competitive purposes.

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Street Skating in 2024

Street skating using inline skates is a style of inline skating that is done on the streets, usually in urban areas and is not for the faint-hearted as this video demonstrates. Street skaters use the terrain of the city to skate on, such as stairs, handrails, ledges, and other obstacles.

The goal of street skating is to get creative and find ways to use the city as a playground. Street skaters have developed their own tricks and style of skating and often use the city as a canvas for their art. Street skating requires a good understanding of balance and control, as well as a knowledge of the city and its obstacles.

What is long-distance skating and what’s happening in 2024?

Long-distance skating is a type of skating competition where skaters race long distances, often up to 20 kilometres or more. The competition requires endurance and skill, as skaters must maintain a steady pace for a long period of time.

Upcoming events in 2024 include the BMW Berlin Marathon, on September 28th.

The BMW Berlin Marathon’s long-distance skating event is one of the most prestigious events in the world. There is a lot to look forward to in this event, including the chance to compete against some of the best skaters in the world, the chance to see some of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the opportunity to experience the culture of Germany.

Don’t forget to top up on bratwurst before strapping your skates on 🙂 Nutrition is very important when long-distance rollerblading.

NYC Skate Marathon 2024

Dates have not yet been set for this event yet, but we will keep our eyes and ears open as soon as we know. If you are interested in this event drop us a line and we will keep you informed or check out the official website

Flatland Skating in 2024: An Overview.

Flatland roller skating is a type of skating that involves performing tricks and stunts on a flat surface. It is a more technical form of skating that requires balance, coordination, and control. Flatland skaters use a variety of tricks and stunts to perform their routines, such as spinning, spinning on one foot, and other complicated moves. Flatland skating can be done on any flat surface, such as a basketball court, driveway, or skate park.

The outlook for flatland roller skating is positive, as it has seen a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. With the rise of social media, more and more people are discovering the sport and the unique challenges it offers. As the sport continues to grow, more competitions and events are likely to be held around the world. Additionally, the availability of flatland-specific skate parks and YouTube channels dedicated to the sport make it more accessible to those who want to learn and practice flatland skating.

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Well, this is hard to predict, but the latest trends suggest that we will be going back to the 1980’s and brightly coloured and patterned leggings.

I can’t see myself wearing this sort of apparel but hey!!! each to their own and you would certainly stand out. 🙂

Some of the most upcoming roller skating and rollerblading brands of 2024 include Riedell, Roces, Powerslide, and K2. These brands are known for their innovative designs, quality materials, and stylish aesthetics.

Riedell is a well-known skating equipment company that has been producing high-quality skating products for over 70 years. They offer a wide range of skating products, including skates, boots, blades, and accessories, and are known for their commitment to quality and innovation. If you are interested in purchasing Riedell skates, I recommend checking out their website or visiting a local skating shop to see what options are available.

Roces is known for using high-quality materials and components to create reliable and comfortable skating products. It is not mentioned in any of the provided search results whether Roces is currently offering colourful skates to match colourful leggings. However, it is possible that they offer a variety of colourful skating products, as mentioned in web search result which lists a limited edition Roces M12 Lo Pro 70/30 Anniversary Skate that is numbered and made in celebration of Roces’ 70th birthday.

Powerslide and K2 both have new products in the pipeline for 2024. Powerslide has recently released their new XC Skeleton Pro skate, which is designed for speed and agility. K2 has also released their latest inline skate models, the F.I.T. and F.I.T. Pro, which feature improved boot construction and lightweight frames.

Electric Rollerblades NEW For 2024

AtmosGear, a French startup, debuted their electric inline skates at CES 2023, claiming they were the world’s first of their kind. Prior products had been released but AtmosGear was the first fully-electric pair.
AtmosGear has created an inline skate frame that can be fitted with any kind of skating boot and has a motor in each middle wheel. The battery pack is hidden in a fanny pack, making it easier to use without the added weight. The product is popular with skaters who want to get to their destination without having to change their shoes.

The Waistpack electric skateboard is a full package that includes a remote control with features like acceleration, braking and full-stop. The motor is directly integrated into the 110-mm roller wheel and has enough torque to climb a 20° slope and support 100 kg (220.5 pounds). The battery weighs 1 kg (2.2 pounds). The skate frames have to be connected to the battery by means of a pair of wires that run down the user’s legs and come with a thigh strap.

The AtmosGear comes with two riding modes, Remote Mode and Smart Mode (Air Gear). Remote Mode is for when you want to skate with minimal effort and you control all movement on the remote. Smart Mode is like a pedal-assist on e-bikes and the motor activates when you skate. You can also skate without any motor assistance.
AtmosGear electric inline skates have a maximum speed of 15.5 mph (25 kph) and a range of 20 miles (15.5 km) per charge.

There is no possibility of unlocking a higher speed. A special pair was built for a professional skater, Diablo Diako, that can reach 25 mph (40 kph) for testing. The skates were tested by professional athletes and a community of 2,000+ skaters and were taken to the 24H du Mans Roller Marathon for evaluation. They are only 800 g (1.7 pounds) heavier than a regular Freeskate.

AtmosGear is hoping to bring its skates into limited production in January, with 200 pairs going out in May. They are aiming for sales of over 100,000 pairs worldwide by 2026 and the launch of a new sport. The skates cost €550 a pair with the boot and €500 for the frames only, plus €20 for shipping.

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The roller skating and rollerblading scene of 2024 is one of innovation and excitement, with new trends such as freestyle skating, street skating, long-distance skating, and flatland skating taking the sport to the next level.

With the rise of social media, more and more people are discovering the sport, and the availability of flatland-specific skate parks, YouTube channels, and stylish apparel are making it more accessible and fashionable than ever before. Get ready for an exciting year of roller skating and rollerblading in 2024!


The rising popularity of roller skating has been fueled by various trends. Firstly, the incorporation of technology has brought new excitement to the sport, with LED lights and music enhancing the skating experience. Moreover, the emergence of roller derby leagues has attracted a diverse range of participants, promoting inclusivity and fostering a sense of community within the sport. Additionally, the growing interest in nostalgic activities and retro fashion has also contributed to roller skating’s increasing popularity, as people seek both physical activity and a fun way to express their individuality.


Is rollerblading making a comeback?

Skating is making a comeback, thanks to social media, skate parks, stylish apparel, and roller skate discos like Flippers.

Is 60 too old to roller skate?

Age doesn’t limit roller skating. I’m about to turn 60 and still skate. Take safety precautions and skate within your abilities.

Where can I find places for Rollerblading near me

Find rollerblading paths on or roller skating rinks on Yelp. Urbnparks lists best spots in Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge.

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