ArtisticArtistic roller skating is the branch of the sport where the winner is the skater or team that shows the greatest skating skill. It's about being the best, not necessarily the fastest or strongest. On ice, it's called figure skating (but that name covers only part of the sport). Most events are for single or pairs of skaters, but there is a team aspect too.
You can compete on inline or roller skates. Some aspects are more difficult on inlines, a few are easier.
There are four basic "disciplines" to the sport. Click on each link below for more details on each: