- Skating Backwards
- Skating Faster
Cost : £25
Locations: The Boathouse in Hyde Park or Gladstone Park, North London
Upcoming Intermediate Lessons : Online Booking with Credit/Debit Card or PayPalPlease click on the lesson you wish to book below and complete the booking process.
- May 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
All About Stops
Location: Gladstone Park, north London
Want to understand the mechanics of more complex stops?
Reduce the often powerful “non-method” of trial & error?
Identify and fix common problems that naturally arise over time?
Know that if you can’t stop effectively you might get hurt or cause an accident?
Increase your confidence knowing you CAN stop when you need to?
Having a larger stopping repertoire is a must for all skaters and here you will learn a variety of non-beginner stops including the Spin stop, T-stop, and Edge/Turn stop. We do not advocate that any skater removes their heel brake unless they have SEVERAL very reliable and confident alternative stopping methods. This workshop will help you develop the skills you need so you have a bunch of stopping options up your sleeve for any given situation. Stopping is the hardest skate skill to fully master, but your enjoyment and safety depend upon it being ‘fluent’.
Backwards and Transitions
Location: Gladstone Park, North London
You don’t need any backwards experience to join this class, but if you are already skating backwards you will revise the basics and discover how your weak side is causing havoc with your backwards skating. You will learn 4 different methods of backwards propulsion, 2 simple backwards stops and begin your journey into transitions (forwards to backwards and backwards to forwards). If you are an advanced intermediate and are struggling with backwards crossovers or crisscross (for example), this in-depth review of backwards basics will enlighten you to the ‘gaps’ in your knowledge and muscle memory. Many report that their advanced backwards moves improve significantly after this class.
Speed & Fitness – Skating Faster
Location: The Boathouse, Hyde Park
Are you exhausted after skating while others appear not to be putting in a lot of effort? Do other skaters overtake you looking like they aren’t even pushing? Do you get ‘speed wobbles’ of uncertainty when you reach a high speed and wonder why? Learn Skatefresh’s ‘Stride Training Sequence’ which builds all the skills you need for efficient, powerful and effortless looking skating. This class is also a great aerobic workout on skates with fitness exercises thrown in. Get to grips with faster Parallel and Lunge turns.
If all this sounds like fun but you suspect your current skill level may not be quite up to it, why not try our Improver Lesson or our One Day Intensive workshop for Improver/Intermediate skaters, which is the perfect ‘warm up’ for this intermediate level class.