I will definitely say no they aren't. As someone who used to rollerblade (in-line skate) and who now ice skates (due to playing hockey) I can speak with experience. With in-line it's way easier to stop, turn around backwards, and just skate normally. I coukd do all that after the first couple time skating. I've been playing hockey for 5 months now and I'm still struggling with the stopping.
Actually skating isn't that hard. First time I ever ice skated was in November. Two weeks later I was playing hockey.
it is similar but you have a different style from the use of the edge on a ice skate it will transfer but it is different like surfing and skateboarding similar but different
I've only ice skated and never in-line. I'd rather old style roller skates than in-line, I think I'd break my neck.
Lol Crazy hey. My neighbour broke his arm on roller blades. Looked like the s bend of a toilet. I never forgot it.