The Karnataka Roller Skating Association is hosting the ‘50th golden jubilee national roller hockey and free-style skating championship’ at the Shivganga Skating Club’s international skating arena here in Om Nagar, Shahapur from February 2 to 6.
About 700 skaters and 50 officials and dignitaries representing 14 States/UT from all across India are participating in the said Championships. Medal winners from these Championships shall be the probables to take part in the 2013 International Championships. The above championships are the last phase of the 50th Nationals as the other Championships i.e. Inline Hockey and Artistic Skating have been conducted earlier this month at Noida (U.P.) and Speed Championships at Virar (Maharashtra).
The Roller Hockey Championship is being played for 3 age groups i.e. Sub junior (8 to 12 years Boys and Girls), Junior (12 to 16 years Boys and Girls) and Senior (Above 16 years Men and Women. In the said Championships the Roller Hockey matches will be played between the teams with league cum knock basis. For the first time Freestyle Skating Competition has been included as a medal event by RSFI. About 50 National and International Skaters are expected to participate in this event. 4 skaters from Belgaum who have represented in International Free style championship are participating in this Championship.