About these lessons
Start at Improver level if you have taught yourself to skate (on either inlines or quads) and can get around on your wheels but your heel brake stopping isn’t working well and you don’t feel secure on slopes or in emergency situations.
The Improvers class is aimed at people who usually call themselves ‘beginners’ but who aren’t ‘complete beginners’ or you’ve completed our Beginner class and want to take things to the next level.
Cost : £45
Location: The Boathouse, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, Central London
Upcoming Improver Lessons : Online Booking with Credit/Debit Card or PayPal
Please click on the lesson you wish to book below and complete the booking process.
We expect you to be able to skate about unaided and have a rudimentary knowledge of using a brake (heel brake for inlines, toe stop for quads). We expect your stopping to be a bit ropey and the course starts with perfecting and revising the stopping and making it suitable for slopes and emergencies. No hill, slope or high speed stopping situation should ever be a problem again once you have attended this class.
You will also learn how to increase your general speed and skating technique and gain fitness from your skating, while also learning the essential Parallel turn (in both directions). You will start to learn one legged gliding techniques to improve your agility and balance. If you are self taught and need some structure, then this class will inform your practice in a way that ensures continued progress.
Then the classes move on to other skills such as generating speed (and fitness) from your skates, becoming more confident with obstacles and gliding/balance and agility improvements.
Going on a street skate will seem much more doable after this class as your confidence will have improved along with your actual skating.
After completing Improvers there are several skate lesson options available:
- One Day Intensive Workshops for Improver/Intermediate skaters – the most efficient and cheapest way to get Asha’s expert eye on your rollerblading. Spend a whole day skating with her.
- Street Skating – prepare for Sunday’s Stroll mass street skate and solo urban skating, one of Skatefresh’s most popular courses.
- Intermediate Workshops – learn how to stop on inline skates, rollerblades and quads using multiple methods, perfect your speed and turns and try out backwards skating. Details on the Intermediate page
Do you need some urgent help with your skating? Check out Asha’s free mini tutorials for help with heel braking and skating faster, especially for beginner and improver skaters