With the XVI Pan American Games coming up this October, a unique group of teams will represent Canada in Guadalajara, Mexico. All summer long, we profile the nine sports in which Canada competes only at the Pan American Games.
The next time speed skating and figure skating are held at a multi-sport event, it won’t involve sharp blades on a sheet of ice.
When the Pan American Games open in Guadalajara this October, Team Canada will be skating on wheels instead, as part of the Roller Sports competition program. It’s the highest level the sport will be contested – unlike its winter cousin, which has been part of the Olympic Winter Games for a number of years – but that doesn’t mean there are vast differences.
Read more: Skating on Wheels