Roller Skating

Roller Skating is a Special Olympics sport with many different facets. Athletes are given the option to compete in artistic events or speed events. In addition to the choice of sport, athletes may choose to use in-line or quad skates, depending on their strengths. For artistic competition, men and women compete separately. The competition is further divided into four levels, each level progressively more difficult and requiring different elements. Speed events offer a variety of distances for all skill levels, as well as relay and slalom events.
—Special Olympics International National Governing Body


Chairperson: Emma Taylor
Assistants: Idalis Figueroa

Technical Delegate: Al Garzone (Speed/Artistic)

Location:  Marple Sports Arena in Broomall, PA

2018 information coming soon.


Speed Events

  • 100m Individual
  • 300m Individual
  • 500m Individual
  • 1000m Individual
  • 2 x 100m Relay
  • 2 x 200m Relay
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • 30m Straight Line Race* #
  • 30m Slalom* #

Artistic Events

  • School Figures (Level II, III & IV)
  • Freestyle Singles (Level II & III)
  • Freestyle Pairs (Level I & II)
  • Solo Dance (Level II, III, & IV)
  • Co-ed Team Dance (Level II, III, & IV)
  • School Figures (Level I)*
  • Freestyle Singles (Level I)*
  • Solo Dance (Level I)*
  • Co-ed Team Dance (Level I)*

* Designates events that provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels.

# These are entry-level events. Athletes entered in these events may not participate in other events. They may, however, be listed as alternates for team competition.

Roller Town at Marple

This year we are excited to offer games, crafts, and other activities for athletes to participate in between competition. This exciting "Roller Town" is offered in conjunction with high school students from Renaissance Academy.


This year's venue is Marple Sports Arena in Broomall, PA. The sport court floor of Marple Sports Arena is 75 feet wide by 170 feet long, so routines should be adjusted accordingly.

Directions to Venue

Marple Sports Arena, 611 South Park Way, Broomall, PA 19008

From Villanova University:

  • Take 476 South towards Chester
  • Take Exit 9 Broomall/Upper Darby
  • Off ramp, make a Left onto West Chester Pike/Route 3
  • Turn Right onto Lawrence Road
  • Go thru 3 lights
  • At the 4th light, make a left onto Parkway Drive
  • Go thru 2 intersections and continue onto East Park Way Drive
  • Marple Sports Arena will be on the left

Coaching Materials

Helpful Links

Want to see some pictures of last years Olympic Town and Opening Ceremonies? Excited to Compete in this year's Fall Festival? Preview Competition Information and the Schedule.

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