Freestyle Slalom Rules


"Classic" Freestyle rules

1/What is Freestyle Slalom ?

You have to go through different cone courses, and to do different tricks.(tricks are here)You can do the tricks you want to do but your time is limited. A jury is here to compare the different runs of each riders and to do a ranking. You may use quads or inline skates.

2/Distance between cones

There are usually 2 or 3 different cone courses according to the country rules. The distance between cones changes from 50cm to 1m20 (This distance is calculated from center of the cone to center of the next one). In a same line, distance between cones is the same. The number of cones per line is usually 20. For example, if you use 3 lines, the size will be 50cm, 80cm & 1m20 & you'll need 60 cones. If you use 2 lines, the size will be 50cm & 80cm & you'll need 40 cones.

3/Cone size

The size of the cone is usually about 8cm wide, 8-10cm High. They may be cones or cups.


In a Freestyle Slalom competition each skater has one or several individual runs. There could be only one run, there could be two runs, or there could be one qualification run & one final run. In each run each skater has 90 seconds to perform his tricks on the different lines. Each skater can bring his own music to perform his run. The chronemeter starts as soon as he crossed the first cone. The skaters will be judged on different criteria like style, technique... and they obtain a score between 0 & 100 points. The best will be the skater who obtained the most points. If there are two runs, we usually keep the best run to compute the ranking.

Penalties : If a skater hits one or several cone during his run, he has a 0.5 points penalty for each cone hit. If a skater falls during his run, he has a 2-5 points penalty according to the importance of the fall. If a skater doesn't skate on one of the different lines, he has 10 points penalty.

The total score of the run for each judge is : points obtained for the run - number of cones hit x 0.5 - falls





-At least 3 judges are needed.

1/Run Judges : Each judge evaluate the complete run according to the different criteria like style, technique, management... (100 pts). We calculate the average points of the three judges. If there are 4 or 5 judges (what is best), the worst & the best score for each skater are removed and we calculate the average of the other scores.

2/ Cone boys : They have to take the cones hit and put them back on the marks. They do it only when the skater has left the line where the cones were hit. They have to be very fast and never stand between the judges & the skater.

You may use a penalty judge, who counts the hit cones, falls, etc... after the run he adds the penalties (for example -n) to the score.


Style : The Style /40 points is evaluated according to the ease & fluidity of the tricks and trick sequences, & according to the personal key brought to the run. (blocks, tricks of complement)

Technique : The Technique / 40 points is evaluated according to the difficulty of the tricks and trick sequences done by the skater, & according to the performance speed of the tricks.

Management : Management /20 points is evaluated according to the different tricks families showed during the run (wheelings, low tricks, side tricks, eagles, crazies) & according to the complete use of the competition area.


Every skaters who entered the competition must appear on the ranking list. If there are several runs, we use to keep the best score of the two (or more) runs. If two skaters have the same best score, we use the second score to decide. If the two scores are the same, they obtain the same ranking. The skaters who didn't qualify for the final keep the ranking of the qualifications.

Additional rules

Organisation : When there are two runs, in the second run, the skaters will perform their run depending on the ranking of the first run : the last will be the first to go and the first the last to go.