Adelaide

4 - 8 November 2020 OR 7 - 8 November 2020

Join Asha for 5 (or 2) unforgettable days of skating, touring and lesson time in and around the city of Adelaide

Lessons only in Adelaide – Click Here

  

To celebrate Skatefresh’s 20th Birthday year, Asha will be returning to Australia…

Join Asha on either a 5 or 2 day Trip touring Adelaide and surrounding areas. Alternatively just take any of the classes on offer over the weekend. (Stops & Slides, Skate Well for Fitness and Speed). Click here for details.

Each day we will skate a different route, seeing the city from all angles and using the best places suitable for lessons, some of them indoors and covered, all with excellent surfaces. Distances covered will vary between 15 and 25 km per day.  Lesson time and technique focus is built into the tour to work on improving your skating while enhancing your fitness and stamina.

If on the 5 or 2 day Trip, 2 weekend classes are included in the Trip price and during touring you will be encouraged to practice your new skills in real world situations, e.g. stopping combinations at speed.

 

TRIP Itinerary

We begin the 5 day Trip on Weds 4th November in the afternoon with a warm up class session and skills analysis with video session (so we can compare your skills by the end of the Trip).

Relax and enjoy your free time and evenings exploring the city off skates. Additional (optional) off-skates excursions (one including boats) will be announced (with prices) closer to the time as organisation of these is still in process.

Asha is continually available to train and polish your existing skills and you’ll leave the Trip with a bunch of new stopping methods, smoother crossovers, more efficient skating and some new tricks to keep you busy for the rest of the year.

The 5 day Trip includes 2 yoga sessions (2 day Trip includes 1 yoga session) to ensure you don’t get stiff and perhaps inspire a new stretching routine which Asha considers “essential maintenance” for skaters. We will use Asha’s Online course ‘Yoga for Skaters’ to guide these sessions.

DETAILED ITINERARY FOR ADELAIDE 5-DAY SKATE TRIP – 4th to 8th NOVEMBER 2020

(2-DAY TRIP JOINS ON SATURDAY MORNING)

4 November – Wednesday afternoon – Individual analysis and filming

Meet at Victoria Square at 1.30pm. Train to Seacliff and skate back to Adelaide (12km). Asha will spend time with each skater analysing and filming their skills, to be used for comparison at the end.

Wednesday evening – Welcome to Asha Skate

Meet at Victoria Square at 7pm. Night City Skate (12-15km). Bring your camera for fabulous city views.

5 November – Thursday.  Skate Skills Training Day

Meet at Victoria Square at 9.55am.  Train to Glanville and on to Newport Quays Semaphore.  Skate to the beach via Semaphore Road’s quirky shops, and along the beach and back to Newport Quays for lunch. Time to explore wharf area and Port Adelaide before returning to city centre by 4.30pm.

6 November – Friday.  Street Skate Training – kerbs, traffic, bikes, pedestrians, etc.

Meet at Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club at 9.55am.  Skate the coastal path to Grange and return. There will be time for exploring Jetty Road at the bay with unlimited choices of lunch options. Tram back to city centre by 4pm. End of day Yoga stretch optional.

7 November – Saturday.  Stops Class and City River Loop

Meet at “Mitsi” Tonsley Innovation Precinct at 9.50am. Stops & Slides lesson. Later explore the old Mitsubishi car plant before carpool to Bowden Plant 4 for Lunch. After we skate the City River Loop ending at Victoria Square by 4.30pm, taking in the River Torrens, Botanic Gardens & Adelaide University areas.  Yoga with Asha to end the day.

8 November – Sunday.  Speed & Fitness Class and Gleneig beach skate. Farewell drinks/dinner

Meet at National Wine Centre North Carpark 9.50am. We will skate the northern and eastern sides of Adelaide including Victoria Park where the Fitness & Speed Class will take place. Carpool to Gleneig for lunch. 15-20km afternoon skate along beach front to Grange or Brighton and return. Some Skate Dance will be available for those wanting to learn some funky footwork. Farewell early drinks & dinner at Gleneig. Tram back to the city whenever you like.

Cost – 5 Day Trip

Cost of the skating portion of the Trip is USD270 (equivalent to AUD399)
We ask for a non-returnable deposit of USD100 to reserve your place. Balance payable in USD by end September.
This includes all skate tours, 4 hrs of weekend classes and guiding.
Cost does not include accommodation, travel, insurance or meals.

Cost – 2 Day Trip

Cost of the skating portion of the Trip is USD135 (equivalent to AUD199)
We ask for a non-returnable deposit of USD50 to reserve your place. Balance payable in USD by end September.
This includes all skate tours, 4 hrs of weekend classes and guiding.
Cost does not include accommodation, travel, insurance or meals.

 

How To Apply FOR THE TRIPS

 

If APPLYING FOR EITHER THE 5 DAY OR 2 DAY tRIP AND we already know you from a previous Skatefresh Trip

Please email Trish at bookings@skatefresh.com to register your interest.

If you have never been on a previous Skatefresh Trip

Please email Trish at bookings@skatefresh.com and she will send you a Questionnaire about your skating skills and instructions for filming a video of yourself skating to support your application.

Ability Level Requirements

This trip is NOT appropriate for beginner skaters and all participants must be able to skate and stop confidently (using at least the heel brake). If you do not use a heel brake then you must be able to control your speed and stop on downhill slopes using any other stopping methods. The ability level of participants on the Trip needs to be closely matched so that the chosen terrain and average speeds can be appropriate for everyone and allow for greater learning.
Please do NOT make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you have been officially accepted onto the Trip (by email).

Meeting point

Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
https://goo.gl/maps/jD28pPnfpRGZafdDA

Travel and Accommodation

Once you have been accepted onto the Trip after Registration, you should make your travel and accommodation bookings.

Skaters are recommended to choose accommodation close to the meeting point to reduce your travel times and maximise your sleep/recovery time!

Choose your own accommodation. Here are two local hotels close to the Trip meeting point.

Adabco Boutique Hotel
223 Wakefield Street
Adelaide SA 5000
https://www.adabcohotel.com.au/

Ambassador Hotel
107 King William Street,
Adelaide SA 5000
+61 8 8231 4331

Australian Visa

Most nationalities require a visa/travel permit to enter Australia.   Here is a link to the official Australian Electronic Travel Authority website where you can apply online for your visa.  Please make sure you have a visa before departing for Australia.

https://www.australiantraveling.com/