Saturday 22nd June, 1pm – 3pm: All About Stops Workshop
Saturday 3rd August, 11am – 1pm: Backwards & Transitions Workshhop
Saturday 7th September, 11am – 1pm: Speed & Fitness Workshop
Saturday 20th July, 11am – 6pm: One Day Intensive Course for Improver/Intermediate skaters
Saturday 14th September, 10am – 5.30pm: One Day Intensive Course for Intermediate/Advanced skaters
How much? £60 for One Day Intensive, or £25 per workshop
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.
Intermediate level skaters occupy a large ability range which we cover mainly in our Intermediate One Day Intensive Courses, where you can choose from Improver/Intermediate level or Intermediate/Advanced. Improver/Intermediate is for skaters wanting to start skating backwards, perfect their speed, learn crossovers and new stopping techniques. Intermediate/Advanced will continue your backwards skating journey and move onto transitions and combinations, jumps and tricks like Barell Roll. We are discovering that Intermediate level skaters enjoy the immersion in one day courses and benefit hugely from the training notes supplied after each class.
The Intermediate classes listed below are one-off shorter workshops on various themed skills. Our apologies for the large gap in dates over the Spring but Asha is away teaching in Spain for 5-6 weeks.
All about stops
Having a larger stopping repertoire is a must for all skaters and here you will learn a variety of non-beginner stops including the Spin stop, T-stop, and Edge/Turn stop. We do not advocate that any skater removes their heel brake unless they have SEVERAL very reliable and confident alternative stopping methods. This workshop will help you develop the stops you need so you have a bunch of stopping options up your sleeve in any given situation. Stopping is the hardest skate skill to fully master, but your enjoyment and safety depend upon it being ‘fluent’.
Backwards + transitions
You don’t need any backwards experience to join this class, but if you are already skating backwards you will revise the basics and discover how your weak side is causing havoc with your backwards skating. You will learn 4 different methods of backwards propulsion, 2 simple backwards stops and begin your journey into transitions (forwards to backwards and backwards to forwards). If you are an advanced intermediate and are struggling with backwards crossovers or crisscross (for example), this in-depth review of backwards basics will enlighten you to the ‘gaps’ in your knowledge and muscle memory. Many report that their advanced backwards moves improve significantly after this class.
Speed + fitness
Are you exhausted after street skates while others appear not to be putting in allot of effort? Do other skaters overtake you looking like they aren’t even pushing? Do you get ‘speed wobbles’ of uncertainty when you reach a high speed and wonder why? Learn Skatefresh’s ‘Stride Training Sequence’ which builds all the skills you need for efficient, powerful and effortless looking skating. This class is also a great aerobic workout on skates with fitness exercises thrown in.
If all this sounds like fun but you suspect your current skill level may not be quite up to it, why not try our Improver class (which is the perfect ‘warm up’ for this intermediate level).
- One Day Intensive - the most efficient and cheapest way to get Asha’s expert eye on your skating. Spend a whole day skating with her. Two levels available: Improver/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced.
- StreetSkating - prepare for Sunday’s Stroll mass street skate and solo urban skating one of Skatefresh’s best courses.
- Skate Dance - back to your Roller Disco days only now you’ll know what you’re doing. Beginner SkateDance classes available all summer.
- Advanced skating workshop – where you will learn tricks, jumps, spins, fancy footwork and speedy maneuvers in these drop-in lessons.