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Roller skating success: "People need to move"

2021-04-13T06:56:04.857Z

Boris Darlet, President of the French Roller and Skateboard Federation, notes an unprecedented momentum for the practice of disciplin



Elected interim president of the FFRS (French Federation of Roller and Skateboarding, which brings together twelve specialties) in March 2020, Boris Darlet was confirmed in his post last December.

He notes the public's enthusiasm for his disciplines.

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Has roller skating benefited from a Covid effect?

BORIS DARLET.

We had strong signals after the spring 2020 containment. I am a Parisian and I see a boom when I go out.

People are weaned from sports, they need to be active.

A month ago, Decathlon explained to us that its sales were up more than 50% compared to the pre-Covid.

The RSMC has a partnership with the sign.

Each first-time buyer has the possibility by leaving his email address to receive a card of France from affiliated clubs and to benefit from a free initiation in the chosen structure.

Often, we rollerblade once, twice, we fall, we grate and we put them away.

By coming to a club, we make the practice safer and we offer the baggage that allows you to have fun.

How did the various disciplines adapt to health restrictions?

The crisis has had a huge impact on clubs that offer indoor practices (roller hockey, rink hockey, derby) and have lost 30 to 40% of licensees.

For the artistic, people meet in places, organize themselves through networks.

Freestyle disciplines are on the rise.

We tend to say to clubs: “Innovate, go outside to meet this new demand which does not necessarily fit into the usual boxes.

“There is a desire and we must adapt to this audience, especially as our clubs have real know-how.

On the other hand, long leisure hikes will have to wait a little longer ...

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There have been roller hockey games in the gymnasium or ten or twenty hikes when it is forbidden.

People do not realize that, if we continue like this in France, we will create the conditions for an underground sport ...

Source: leparis

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