25th May: 11.00am – 2.00pm
22nd June: 11.00am – 2.00pm
17th August: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Where? The Boathouse – Serpentine Road [Map]
How much? £45 (or £40 if you are a repeat Skatefresh client)
Places are limited so please book in advance by completing the booking form at the bottom of this page telling us your name and phone number and the course date you would like to attend.
Start at Improver level if you have taught yourself to skate (on either inlines or quads) and can get around on your wheels but your heel brake stopping isn’t working well and you don’t feel secure on slopes or in emergency situations. Or, you’ve completed our Beginners class and want to take things to the next level.
The focus point of Improver is to increase your confidence by learning to (and mastering) stop correctly. No hill, slope or high speed stopping situation should ever be a problem again once you have attended this class. You will also learn how to increase your general speed and skating technique and gain fitness from your skating, while also learning the essential Parallel turn (in both directions). You will start to learn one legged gliding techniques to improve your agility and balance. If you are self taught and need some structure, then this class will inform your practice in a way that ensures continued progress.
Going on a street skate will seem much more doable after this class as your confidence will have improved along with your actual skating.
After completing Improvers there are several skate lesson options available:
- One Day Intensive - the most efficient and cheapest way to get Asha’s expert eye on your rollerblading. Spend a whole day skating with her. Two levels available: Improver/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced. Next class: Saturday 20th July, 11.00am – 6.00pm (Improver/Intermediate)
- Street Skating – prepare for Sunday’s Stroll mass street skate and solo urban skating one of Skatefresh’s best courses.
- Intermediate Workshops – learn how to stop on inline skates, rollerblades and quads using multiple methods, perfect your speed and turns and try out backwards skating.
- SkateDance - back to your Roller Disco days only now you’ll know what you’re doing. Beginner SkateDance classes available.
Do you need some urgent help with your skating? Check out Asha’s free mini tutorials for help with heel braking and skating faster, especially for beginner and improver skaters