Considerations regarding the evolution of roller speed skating in Romania

  • Marius Vaida Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiești
Keywords: speed skating evolution, roller


The fact that in Romania, in the last years, this sport has experienced some regression in terms of number of practitioners is trying to establish whether this affects the achieved results, as the vast majority of the clubs that have speed skating sections still work. Sport selection is of particular importance in achieving the best sports performance, which should be carried out on a continuous basis.
This study aims to highlight the evolution of speed skating in our country between 2014-2019, for the senior category, at the national roller speed skating Championship. The events that were targeted in this study are 500m, 1000m, 1500m and 3000m seniors (boys and girls) competitions. The first 3 (or 2, depending on the situation) results per year investigated were collected. The research methods used are: Bibliographic method, data collection and graphical method.
From the data shown above it can be noted that, with the exception of the years 2015/2016 (when poor results are most frequently shown) and in two cases during 2018, the achieved results were improved in both girls and boys, in some cases the achieved progress being significant.
Although speed skating in Romania is not a sport as publicized as other sports branches, the results are on an ascending line, in the process of improving, which shows that trainers in our country have a level of knowledge comparable to other countries with tradition in the world, increasing funding and attracting sponsorship is one of the factors that can accelerate the advancement of athletes by increasing cantonal numbers, using state-of-the-art equipment, using effort supporters according to their preparation time and age etc.


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Vaida, M. (2020) “Considerations regarding the evolution of roller speed skating in Romania”, Annals of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XV, Physical Education and Sport Management, 2, pp. 69-76. doi: