Singapore – 24th & 25th Nov 2018

All About Stops

Speed/Fitness Skating

Backwards, Transitions, Combos, Jumps

All About Stops – Sat 24th Nov 2018

Cost: $40 USD
Duration: 2 hrs
Location: TBA

The Most important of ALL skills on skates is how to stop and every skater should have several high functioning Stopping methods in their tool kit. We begin with the easier stops and work
through to the more complex ones.
The majority of skaters do not 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.
Unfortunately the main cause of accidents on skates is insufficient mastery of stops.
Don’t be the skater who after an accident says, “I wish I had learned to stop better”.
This workshop is NOT suitable for beginners (who should focus 100% on mastering the Heel Brake Stop before any other methods). Exact Times and Locations to be announced.

  • Stepping Plough Stop
  • T-Stop (so that it actually stops you)
  • Turn Stops
  • Powerslide (forwards entry)
  • Combining Stops into functional sequences (eg, T-Stop into Plough or Turn Slalom into T-Stop into Powerslide).

Speed/Fitness Skating – Sat 24th Nov 2018

Cost: $60 USD
Duration: 3 hrs
Location: TBA

Every skater spends MOST of their time on skates JUST SKATING! However if your Skating Stride lacks the essentials you will not get the Fitness benefits that skating offers and you may create bad habits over time that can lead to ‘slow onset injuries’.
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.
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 is 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.
This workshops is NOT appropriate for Beginners.You should already be able to skate and stop and skate 5-10km easily.

Backwards, Transitions, Combos, Jumps – Sun 25th Nov 2018

Cost: $60 USD
Duration: 3 hrs
Location: TBA

Asha’s favourite skills to teach (because they are her personal “wow” skills) are Backward Skating and Transitions. This class assumes you already skate backwards (either a bit or a lot) and want to make it look good and have some structure to making your backward skating even on both sides (otherwise you just keep getting stuck on new moves).
This class is ideal for slalomers who want to discover why certain slalom moves which involve backwards might be eluding you.
Transitions from forwards to backwards and backwards to forwards when learned and sequenced make your skating look unique and impressive.
Asha’s “fail safe” approach to jumping so they Never go wrong and very quickly become Fun!
Workshop times to be added shortly (getting advice on seasonal weather at that time).