Roller figure skating is a sport where skaters perform spins, jumps and other movements with a choreography to the beat of music, on roller-skates.
ROLLER SKATING MODALITIES
Individual: child, cadet, junior, senior
EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES
A pair of 4 wheeled roller skates
Comfortable sportive clothes, such as leotards
A flat and smooth indoors/outdoors skating rink.
HISTORY OF SHOW GROUPS
Group Championships are first celebrated in Catalonia in 1999, following the Italian championships. Later they are called Show Groups.
The modality of Show Group is official for the 1st time in the European Championship held in Bolonia in 2000. Since then it has become important in roller skating championships.
Because of the general acceptation among skaters and audience it soon spreads to all Catalonia, improving competence and level.
CATHEGORIES OF SHOW GROUPS
Different groups according to the age and number of skaters:
small groups (from 6 to 12 skaters)
large groups (from 16 skaters up to 24)
cadet groups (from 8 to 16 skaters in cadet age)
ELEMENTS OF THE SHOW
SHOW GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS
Show Championship for Small Groups
Show Championship for Large Groups
Show Championship for Cadet Groups
Show Championship for Quartet groups
Levels: - provincial championship
- regional championship
- national championship
- European championship
- World championship
- “Catalan Cup” ( for the groups not qualified for the national championship)
MARKS After the performance in a competition, the choreography is valued by judges according to:
Contents of the programme
Harmony between movement and music
HISTORY OF CPA OLOT
In Catalonia, Spain, CPA Olot (Club Patinatge Artístic Olot) has become very popular since they won the First World Championship in 2004.
In 1991, Ricard Planiol was the coach of the individual skaters and show groups. The first president was Montserrat Casadellà. In 1999 the club began to participate in the show championships in Italy, and since then it has won four World Championships. Nowadays, the club has about more than 150 skaters.