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Street Skating Lesson
June 24 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm£90.00
Please Note: Part 2 of this course takes place Sat 1st July 2017 at 2pm – 5pm
The adventure, exhilaration and fitness to be gained from joining one of London’s mass street skates or using skating for your transportation is unbeatable. Skatefresh has specialised in training and preparing skaters for the very real challenges awaiting you on London’s streets and pavements. The street skating lessons take you through all the necessary skills which safe and responsible street skating should include.
The Skatefresh street skating lessons consist of 2 lessons on two separate days, usually on concurrent weekends. You MUST attend both weeks in order to cover the whole syllabus and get some street practice.
The first lesson involves one on-skates theory session in the park (learning to skate curbs, obstacles, rough surfaces, hills and acceleration) and then you are taken out onto the streets and pavements of London to apply those skills in the real urban environment. We firmly believe that skaters who attempt mass street skates before they have acquired the necessary skill level, endanger not only themselves but also other participants. If you are street skating already but want more polish and panache then this course will also provide that content.
You will also learn the skills and confidence to skate solo in the city, able to safely navigate pavements, streets and every manhole cover, curbs, pedestrians, and crossing ‘bobbles’ in between.
Course prerequisites – please read these carefully as these are more stringent than other classes
You must be able to stop well using your heel brake on a slope (we start the theory session with a revision of emergency heel braking). If you do not have a heel brake then you must be able to stop using any other stop in a narrow space and on a slope. You must be able to do the scissor position (one skate in front of the other) and you need to be able to do parallel turns in both directions to a minimum of 90 degrees.
To ensure your safety and that of the group, after the theory part of the first workshop (approx. 2 hrs) there will be a short test of your downhill stopping (hopefully
using your heel brake or other perfect method). Anyone who cannot stop on a hill will not be able to join the street section of the course. If you cannot stop well she cannot teach you how to skate the streets safely. But you will focus on these skills in the first part of the class.
If you are in any doubt about your skating abilities and whether you possess the required skills, please contact email@example.com and we will be able to advise you.
If you are on quads skates and want to do this course it is essential that you have first done our Improver coarse or that you have had a private lesson and your ability checked. Skating on streets and pavements on quads skates is much more technically challenging than for inline skaters. A quads skater’s ability would need to be better than an inline skater’s, especially in the area of speed generation and fitness as quads are much slower than inlines and speed is what leads to a smooth journey.
Please Note: Knee, wrist guards and helmets are compulsory for all street skating lessons.