Inline and ice speedskating

By ISU News | July 17, 2019, 3:05 p.m. (ET)

"Inline skating and ice skating are similar at first sight. Many Speed Skating champions also compete in inline competitions and the other way around. Past Olympic Champions like Derrek Parra (USA) and Chad Hedrick (USA) were World Champions in inline skating before switching to the ice, and last week Belgian Olympic ice skater Bart Swings grabbed two world inline titles in Barcelona. Yet, apart from the obvious differences between wheels on tarmac and blades on ice, the two sports require different techniques. Combining inline and ice is by no means easy."

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