ROLLERBLADING, or in-line skating, dates from 1979, when Scott and Brennan Olson, two brothers from Minnesota, discovered an antique in-line skate in a sporting goods store. Inspired by the design, the brothers forged
a primitive rollerblade by attaching polyurethane wheels and a rubber toe-brake to a pair of ice-hockey boots. Four years later, Scott Olson founded Rollerblade, Inc., from which the sport of in-line skating takes its common name. Two decades later, competitive rollerblading attracted thousands of participants and viewers every year, while millions of Americans of all ages turned to rollerblading as a form of recreation and low-impact exercise.
Powell, Mark, and John Svensson. In-Line Skating. 2d ed. Champaign, Ill: Human Kinetics, 1998.
"Rollerblading." Dictionary of American History. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 14, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rollerblading
"Rollerblading." Dictionary of American History. . Retrieved December 14, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rollerblading
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.