About Us

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We have been rolling since 1999 when our founder Asha Kirkby’s passion for skating and teaching led her to start what is now London’s longest running skate school. Since then she has passed on her expertise of teaching to a vast number of other instructors including those working for Skatefresh today. Skatefresh instructors are all ICP qualified and in addition have fine tuned their training within Skatefresh’s own apprentice programme.

Skatefresh’s unique foundation in solid technique comes from Asha’s background as an artistic figure skater in her teens. This expertise is now the benchmark of quality and has put people (aged 4-83) safely on wheels in Hyde Park.

Asha spends a lot of time training and certifying new and existing instructors both in the UK and abroad, enabling skate communities to grow and develop. Almost every skate instructor or skate school in London was certified by Asha or trained within Skatefresh. She was the first qualified ICP Level 3 instructor in the UK and in 2009 appeared in the BBC series Skate Nation as a judge and coach. She featured in numerous articles about the fitness aspect of skates and promoting inline skates as a mode of transport, making Skatefresh a household name for anyone with a set of skates in the UK.

Skatefresh is currently comprised of five skate instructors who share our skate school’s joy of getting people to skate well while having a great time. Each of them does this both through private tuition and taking turns in teaching our group skate lessons in Hyde Park. If you would like to know more about any of our skate instructors click on the links below to find out how and why they got into skating and what their teaching expertise is.

Do let us know on booking if you wish to have a specific instructor, otherwise we will choose who best matches your needs and timetable. All Skatefresh instructors hold public liability insurance, are HSE First Aid certified and have current CRB checks if teaching children and young people how to skate.

Asha – ICP Level 3 instructor
Who? Adults and children
Where? Hyde Park, Gladstone Park
When? Mid week and weekends
What? Teaches quads, inlines, private lessons and all Skatefresh groups.

Nick – ICP Level 2 instructor
Who? Adults and children
Where? Hyde Park, Victoria Park
When? Mid week and weekends
What? Teaches Quads, inlines, private lessons, Beginner and Improvers groups.

Jo – ICP Level 1 instructor
Who? Children only
Where? Hyde Park.
When? Weekends
What? Teaches inlines, private lessons for children and Kids Club groups.

Hughie – BRSF Level 2
Who? Adults and children
Where? Hyde Park
When? Mid week and weekends
What? Teaches quads, inlines, private lessons.

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