Inline skaters are battling on two
fronts when it comes to ensuring the legality of the sport.
First, laws on state and local books often date from a time before
modern inline skates were invented and, as such, only address
rollerskates, dealing with them as toys. Second,
many people - including legislators - view inline skates as worn only
by young kids as they "grind" and tear up the local library's steps.
this problem often has two strategies: 1) Establishing laws which
recognize that inline skates can be worn by adults for transportation
on city streets in a manner similar to bicycling and 2) providing
acceptable locations (skate parks) for those skaters who wish to
practice "aggressive" skating.
Below we have listed various
resources for those of you involved in this arena:
Sense Approaches for avoiding skate bans
of an Inline Skating Charge in Ohio
Skate Clubs as a
for Defense against a skating charge
on Building a Skatepark from the Tony Hawk Foundation