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Roller Skates for the Whole Family

A fun and fast option for outdoor recreation, cruise the concrete with a new pair of roller skates from DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Choose from the latest quad styles and inline designs depending on your skill level and ride preference. Little ones just getting the hang of the ride can lace up in training skates that provide a stable base as they find their footing.

Browse the entire collection of Rollerblade® inline skates for women, men and kids, as well as other popular brands like DBX®, Roller Derby®, and Chicago Skates®. Make sure you stay protected with a range of helmets and inline skate protective pads from DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Remember, if you find a lower price on roller skates somewhere else, we'll match it with our Best Price Guarantee.

There are two main types of roller skates: quad skates and inline skates.

  • Quad roller skates are traditional two-by-two style skates equipped with two wheels in front and two in the back. These skates offer great control and a stable feel, making them a good option for beginners and kids. They do tend to be slower than inline skates and do not offer as much ankle support.
  • Inline roller skates feature a single line of wheels in the middle of the skate. Inline skates are built for speed and offer increased ankle support, making them the ideal choice for exercise and sports like roller hockey. Inline skates are often referred to as "roller blades," despite Rollerblade® being a specific brand of skates.

The four main components of your skate are the boot, the plate, the ball bearings and wheel itself.

Low-cut boots on your roller skates provide a lightweight feel for easier mobility. Look for a soft, foam ankle collar. Padded lining ensures you feel comfortable, lap after lap.

An ankle strap locks the ankle in for better support as you move. Your child can gain confidence in roller skates designed for beginners. These skates feature larger back wheels set wide apart, which creates a lower center of gravity for better balance and support.

The best-quality roller skate boots are designed with leather, though some synthetic and vinyl boots offer an optimal feel and support. Roller skate plates fasten together the wheels and the boot. This component of the skate is typically composed of aluminum or composite metal materials.

High-boot skates typically feature wheels that are more narrowly set. Expect urethane and composite wheels to be durable on a variety of skating surfaces.