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Nordic Blading

Inline Skating with Ski Poles

Inline skating with ski poles is called "Nordic Blading" in many parts of the world and it is popular in Germany, Finland, and many other European countries. It is used by skiers for summer cross-training and by others to get an upper and lower body workout at the same time.

Web Sites About Nordic Blading

NordicBlading.com NordicBlading.com
This Nordic Blading Web site site sells ski poles and their Web site includes a definition of Nordic blading, health benefits of the sport, how to warm up, and Nordic blading techniques such as how to stop, proper arm movements, and how to do Nordic Blading up hills (Photo credit: Mikko Harma of NordicBlading.com)

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(some of the following Web sites are in German or Dutch)

More Nordic Blading Web Sites and Photos

Nordic Blading - a New Trend Arises
This German language Web site has a two pictures of Nordic blading, a definition of the sport, what muscles are trained, what equipment is needed, How to determine the size ski pole to use, and more (from WeCareLife.at).

Nordic Blading is On a Roll
This German language Web site has a two pictures of Nordic blading, including a picture of a Nordic blader slalom skating around vertical poles, plus general inforamtion abotu the sport (from Ard.de)

Bayern.de - Nordic Blading
A German-language Web site with a picture of a Nordic Blader and other information including a comparison of traditional inline skating and Nordic blading and fitness benefits of Nordic blading

Nordic-Plus.de - Nordic Blading
this German-language Web site has a picture of a woman Nordic skating with ski poles on a trail.

XC-Ski.de - Nordic Walking and Blading
This German-language Web site has a picture of a Nordic blader about half-way down the page.

This Dutch Language Web site has two pictures of Nordic bladers and one picture of Nordic walkers.

Pro-NordicWalking.de - Nordic Blading
This German language Web site has a small picture of two Nordic bladers and some information about the sport.

Nordic-Bayern.de - Nordic Sports Links
This German language Web site includes a picture of a small child Nordic blading and links to Nordic walking and blading Web sites.

Forum Discussions

Forum Discussion About Skating With Ski Poles
This forum discussion at AskAboutSkating.com was started by skaters who are not familiar with the sport of Nordic skating. If you have tried inline skating with ski poles, your comments would be very welcome in this forum.

Related Sports

Rollerskiing with Ski Poles
Rollerskiing is similar to Nordic blading except it is done on special skates with very long frames.

Off Road Skating with Ski Poles
Sometimes off-road skaters wearing skates with huge over-size wheels like to skate on ski runs with ski poles during the warm months after the snow has melted.

Nordic Sports Organizations

Austrian Nordic Fitness Association
Official Web site of the Österreichischer Nordic Fitness Verband e.V.

Benelux Nordic Fitness Institute
Official Web site of the Nordic Fitness Institute Benelux, covering Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

German Nordic Walking and Inline Skating Association
Official Web site of the Deutscher Nordic Walking Und Inline Berband e.V.

Italian Nordic Fitness Association
Official Web site of the Associazione Nordic Fitness Italiana.

Swiss Nordic Fitness Organization
Official Web site of the Deutscher Nordic Walking Und Inline Berband e.V.

United States Nordic Fitness Association
This organization is mostly focused on the sport of Nordic walking but they also suport Nordic Blading (inline skating with ski poles) and other sports that utilize ski poles for upper body training.

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