Roller skating participation in the U.S. 2010-2021
The two types of roller skating
Roller skating is a recreational activity or sport where participants can choose to use either inline skates or 2x2 wheel skates. Inline skates typically have two to four wheels that are arranged in a single line. 2x2 wheel skates, or quad skates, have two front and two real wheels. In 2017, there were approximately 5.3 million participants in inline skating in the U.S., while 2x2 wheel skating proved the more popular of the two engaging around 6.3 million U.S. participants.
Who spends the most time on outdoor activities?
It has been found that children participate more often in outdoor activities than older age groups. In a 2017 survey it was shown that 61 percent of children aged six to twelve participated at least once in an outdoor activity. Comparatively, only 37 percent of respondents aged 45 and older participated in outdoor recreational activities.