Brisbane was the first city where Asha worked outside the UK in the early years of Skatefresh, about 16 years ago, and finally it’s time to return!
This Trip mirrors the highly successful Skatefresh European Trips where skaters improve their skating techniques while also sight seeing and getting to know a new city.
The Trip starts early on Saturday morning when we tour the city, its bridges, floating cycle paths and parklands. We will loop outside the city and stop regularly in suitable spaces for lesson time.
Lessons include focussing on various different stopping methods and combos of stops so that your risks are reduced and your enjoyment goes up. As we improve as skaters we still have to concentrate on polishing our stopping techniques (and their quality is often left behind as speed increases).
Your skating stride will develop under Asha’s expert eye and you’ll understand better how all the components of the stride (the Push, Glide and Regroup) all work together to produce smooth, graceful and fast skating.
All participants will be asked to suggest other skills for inclusion in the weekend and Asha will do her best to fit these into the timetable; for example: backward skating, jumps, tricks etc.
We will skate approximately 20-30km per day which will include lesson stops. Lunch breaks will be en route allowing rest time and skate chat.
Some optional “Yoga for Skaters” will also feature as Asha is an avid Yogi and 100% sure that without yoga she would not be skating (and that all skaters should have a stretching practice).
Saturday Evening Optional Dinner (more details to follow).
2 days – USD$146 (approx Aus$199)
We ask for a deposit of USD$50 to reserve your place. Balance payable by end November.
This includes all skate tours, lessons and guiding.
Cost does not include accommodation, travel, insurance or meals.
How To Apply
If we already know you from a previous Skatefresh Trip
Please email Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
If you have never been on a previous Skatefresh Trip
Please email Trish at email@example.com and she will send you a Questionnaire about your skating skills and instructions for filming a video of yourself skating to support your application.
Ability Level Requirements
This trip is NOT appropriate for beginner skaters and all participants must be able to skate and stop confidently (using at least the heel brake). If you do not use a heel brake then you must be able to control your speed and stop on downhill slopes using other stopping methods. The ability level of participants on the Trip needs to be closely matched so that the chosen terrain and average speeds can be appropriate for everyone and allow for greater learning.
Please do NOT make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you have been officially accepted onto the Trip (by email).
Travel and Accommodation
Once you have been accepted onto the Trip after Registration, you should make your travel and accommodation bookings. You need to be fit to skate on Saturday morning and free to leave your skates by 4pm Sunday (with an option for more tuition after that for those staying longer).
Skaters are recommended to choose accommodation close to the meeting point to reduce your travel times and maximise your sleep/recovery time!
“The Domain”. Bicentennial Bikeway. (click here for google maps link)
Most nationalities require a visa/travel permit to enter Australia. Here is a link to the official Australian Electronic Travel Authority website where you can apply online for your visa. Please make sure you have a visa before departing for Australia.