The one thing that seems to attract the attention of most Americans during the Winter Olympics is figure skating. Maybe it's because of the combination of artistry and athleticism. Maybe it's because people who enjoy figure skating have no life. You see, my friends, figure skating is not a sport.
CPSC (U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) statistics (Aldred, p. 77) regarding people’s death and injury from roller or inline skating indicates more preventive and protective gears are needed in the skating activities. In my opinion, preventive measures should be a priority in order to reduce the risk of being injured in the roller.