San Francisco Skating Workshops 25th – 26th May 2019

Stops and Slides

Fitness / Speed / Stride

Turns / Crossovers / Jumps

 

Asha will be offering 3 skating workshops in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Discounts available on more than one class (see below all class descriptions for packages).


Friday 24th May
Asha will be participating in the San Francisco Friday Night Skate.
9pm Harry Bridges Plaza
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Group Class Schedule:

Saturday 25th May 2019

All about Stops and Slides

Level: Advanced Beginners & Intermediates
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Location: Golden Gate Park (exact location t.b.a.)
Description:

The Most important of ALL skate skills is how to stop and every skater should have several high functioning Stopping methods in their tool kit. We begin with the easier stops (excluding heel brake) and work through to the more complex ones.
The majority of skaters do not fully realise that by neglecting their stopping methods they not only increase their risks but also impede their learning of other skills such as fitness and speed skating.
This workshop is NOT suitable for beginners (who should focus 100% on mastering the Heel Brake Stop before any other methods).
Stepping Plough Stop
T-Stop (so that it actually stops you)
Turn Stops
Powerslide (forwards entry)
Soul Slide
Magic Slide
Combining Stops into functional sequences (eg, T-Stop into Plough or Turn Slalom into T-
Stop into Powerslide).

$75.00

Sunday 26th May 2019

Turns / Crossovers / Jumps

Level: Advanced Beginners & Intermediates
Time: 9am to 11:30am
Location: Golden Gate Park (exact location t.b.a.)
Description:

This class will polish your Turns (both Parallel and Lunge) and you’ll discover why your weaker direction feels so ‘weird’. Using Turns to stop is an essential skill which demands turns to be fluent and smooth. Forward Crossovers bring the thrill of acceleration and mark your arrival as an Intermediate skater.
Learning and mastering how to Jump on skates will increase your confidence and make you feel seriously Bad-Ass. Jumps are useful for avoiding debris, water, manhole covers and other urban ‘stuff’. Asha’s jumping method will give you guaranteed safe landings and a new favourite skill to show off. Those more advanced will try forward to backward jumps and backwards to backwards jumps.

$62

Sunday 26th May 2019

Fitness / Speed / Stride

Level: Advanced Beginners & Intermediates
Time: 12.30pm to 3pm
Location: Golden Gate Park (exact location t.b.a.)
Description:

We all spend MOST of our time on skates JUST SKATING! However if your Skating Stride lacks the fundamentals you will not get the Fitness benefits that skating offers. More
seriously, you may have created bad habits over time (such an inside edge pronation) that can lead to ‘slow onset injuries’ if left unchecked.
There are 3 parts to your skating Stride; The Push, the Glide and the Regroup.
All 3 must be correct for the stride to flow, look good and produce sustained high speeds (and feel great).
Are you Pushing efficiently?
Is your Glide correct in terms of edges and cadence?
Is your Regroup maximising your Stride or is it destroying all the hard work you just put in?
Asha’s series of Stride Exercises are designed to progressively train all 3 parts of your stride and help you understand what’s needed for super smooth (and fast) skating. This workshop will leave you with many drills to train and perfect over coming weeks which will improve your technique and your fitness and lower body strength if you do them regularly. Your skating will never be the same again and your bad habits will begin to fade with the tools you pick up in this class.

$62