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Roller skating culture has deep roots in the United States and has been making a quiet comeback over the last few years.
Naturally, roller skating has never been able to successfully rival ice skating in Canada (with good reason), but since the recent emergence of jam skating culture in the U.S. the roller skating bug is back and it's biting up a storm. Freestyle jams have become increasing popular, not only in America but in Canada and as far away as the U.K. Visit a local rink on a jam night in any American city and there you'll find the hot spot for teens and folk of all ages getting down to the roller rink dj's turn table.
Cities across the U.S. have even developed their own styles, swaggers and ways of skating. I.E. Philly style, Detroit style, Memphis style skating etc. Freestyle ice skating and break skating is also gaining in popularity, most notably in Canada, North Eastern U.S. and Northern UK.
People finding inventive ways to move on skates and defy the laws of gravity will always be inspiring. Check out your local jam skating scene to see what's happening in your area.
Here's a video I found of a group from Memphis known as the Rolling Wheels.