Previously, Roberto Riva, men's singles competitor in roller skating, was featured on Clip of the week. I was absolutely amazed by his skating ability and boy, what a figure skater he would be! Which got me to thinking that there had to be other disciplines in competitive roller skating, and of course, I found a wonderful video on YouTube of the U.S. pairs team of Aubrey Orcutt and Robert Hines. I don't believe roller skating has a separate pairs and dance discipline like figure skating -- it appears to combine elements of both. Check out their spin which starts at 1:40 -- very innovative and beautiful to watch.
CORRECTION: After I posted this, I received the below comment from the Inline Skating Guide at About.com, explaining the different disciplines in roller skating. Here is the clarification:
Roller skating does have separate events for pairs and dance skating with very similar requirements. The video shown is from the "Gold Skate Classic" which is a show and exhibition styled competition that does not use all of the roller figure skating requirements. Orcutt and Hines have represented the United States at many World Championships, and for those events they skate a short and long program much the same as an ice pair. There are other teams like Kyle Turley and Heather Menard who compete in the dance discipline with compulsory dances, original dance and a freedance program.