Sydney – 1st & 2nd Dec 2018

All About Stops

Speed/Fitness Skating

Improvers Urban Mash Up Clinic

All About Stops
Saturday 1st December 2018

Cost: $67 USD 
Duration: 3 hrs
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Rollerblading Sydney’s Bradfield Plaza
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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 skills they not only increase their risk 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).

  • 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
Saturday 1st December 2018

Cost: $67 USD 
Duration: 3 hrs
Time: 3-6pm
Location: Rollerblading Sydney’s Bradfield Plaza
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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 the following weeks which will improve your technique and your fitness and your lower body strength if you do them regularly.

This workshop is NOT appropriate for Beginners. You should already be able to skate and stop and cover 5-10km easily.

Improvers Urban Mash Up Clinic
Sunday 2nd December 2018

Cost: $55 USD 
Duration: 2.5 hrs
Time: 10am
Location: Sydney Park Kiosk, Sydney Park, Sydney Park Rd
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This workshop will help you understand the foundation skills of skating, stopping and turning with new found prowess and consciousness while we navigate both park and urban areas (mainly free of cars). Street skating skills such as rough surfaces, obstacles and curbs will be taught ‘on location’ as we encounter them.

This class is ideal for improver skaters and intermediate level skaters wanting to polish their basics in order to be road safe and confident in all situations. You must be able to skate and use a heel brake or have a good T-Stop as pre-requisite skills.

Ensure you don’t create bad habits (or fix the ones you currently have) by learning Asha’s special series of training exercises which systematically improve your building block skills of pushing, gliding, balance, stopping and street skills.

Different park and city terrains will be used to train other manoeuvres like slopes and obstacles.