Check out these sites to learn more about the game:
The Science of Hockey is the first in a series of "Sports Science" resources developed by the Exploratorium. This site takes you inside the game: you'll hear from NHL players and coaches from the San Jose Sharks, as well as leading physicists and chemists.
USA Hockey InLine is the official inline hockey program of USA Hockey, Inc., the national governing body (NGB) for the sport of hockey in the United States.
Founded in 1908, the "International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)", is a federation of member national hockey associations governing the sport of ice hockey and in-line hockey for both men and women.
NHL.com is the official Web site of the National Hockey League.
For safety reasons, all players are required to wear a hockey helmet with full face mask, mouth guard, gloves, protective cup (boys), elbow pads, shin pads, inline skates, and will need a properly fitted, taped stick. Hip pads and shoulder pads are required for all Divisions.
Here are some local retailers that sell roller hockey gear:
Wheels in Motion Skate Shop
735 1st Street, Benicia
Big 5 Sporting Goods
3485 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo
210 Hegenberger Loop, Oakland
Play It Again Sports
1601 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill
1235 Concord Ave., Concord
Here are some links to web sites that offer roller hockey gear: