Belgium

Group Skating Lessons 7 - 8 May 2022
Join Asha in Roeselare, Belgium for a weekend of workshops designed to take your skating to the next level and leave you with lots of correct training practice drills, so that you continue to progress for months after the classes.
Stops + Slides

Backwards & Transitions

Advanced/Wizard Skating

Speed & Fitness

Double Push

If you’ve enjoy Asha’s Youtube tutorials then an entire weekend of her patient and detailed teaching will open your eyes and body to what’s been missing in your skating and how to ‘level up’ with a clear pathway. Don’t miss this opportunity to make 2022 your skating year to shine!
Check the workshop descriptions for detailed skills lists to help you decide what you should attend. Inline and quad skaters welcome. Asha will be wearing inlines but she is very familiar with quads and always teaches both in the same classes. Any differences in technique or practice will be explained.
Discounts available for booking 3 or 5 workshops.
These classes are for intermediate level and above skaters. They are not appropriate for complete beginners.

About the location:

The classes are held in a large, smooth, covered area so rain will not stop skating and we are guaranteed to fulfil all the workshops on time. The surface is perfect for learning slides and long enough to train stride work and backwards. Asha says: “I have never taught in such a perfect covered (but still outside) space before”

Saturday 7 May 2022

Stops, Slides & Slopes 7 May 2022 @0900-1200

Location: Trax Skatepark, Beversesteenweg 67A 8800 Roeselare, Belgium
Duration: 3hrs

About the Stops, Slides & Slopes Lessons

The most important of ALL skills on inline skates or roller skates is how to stop and every skater should have several high functioning stopping methods in their repertoire. We begin with the easier stops and work through to the more complex ones.

The majority of rollerbladers and quad skaters do not realise that by neglecting their stopping methods they not only increase their risks of falls and injuries but also reduce their learning of other skills such as speed skating.

This workshop is NOT suitable for beginners (who should focus 100% on mastering the Heel Brake Stop before any other methods).

In this class you will learn;

  • Plough Stop (2 versions)
  • T-Stop (so that it actually stops you)
  • Turn Stops (Parallel Turn and Lunge Turn variations)
  • Powerslide (forwards and backwards entry)
  • How to control your speed on slopes by combining different stopping skills and how to come to a complete stop in an emergency.

It is possible and appropriate to take this workshop many times as you progress. It's the most efficient way to get Asha's first hand training and each time you repeat it you'll be learning new aspects of those skills until they are perfect from high speeds (then you're ready for the Advanced class).

45.00

5% discount if you book 3 or 4 lessons
10% discount if you book 5 lessons

Backwards & Transitions 7 May 2022 @1330-1530

Location: Trax Skatepark, Beversesteenweg 67A 8800 Roeselare, Belgium
Duration: 2hrs

About the Backwards & Transitions Skate Lessons

This lesson is for those new to backward skating or those who have taught themselves but skipped the basics and are stuck on more complicated backwards moves.

This class will reveal your “one-sidedness” if you are already skating backwards and how to equalise this natural unevenness.

In this workshop you’ll learn;

  • Several propulsion techniques
  • How to steer correctly
  • How to safely glide backwards
  • How to stop backwards (2 methods)
  • Mohawk Transitions (forwards to backwards and backwards to forwards).

This compact course will give you content that will keep you busy training for months but with a clear path to backwards proficiency.

This class includes a 15 minute Q&A session at the end where you can ask for Asha's advice on equipment, what's next, events, trips, street skating etc.

PLEASE NOTE: This group lesson is NOT appropriate for beginner level skaters.

32.00

5% discount if you book 3 or 4 lessons
10% discount if you book 5 lessons

Advanced Skills (Backwards, Crossovers, Transitions & Combos) 7 May 2022 @1600-1700 & 8 May @1030-1230

Location: Trax Skatepark, Beversesteenweg 67A 8800 Roeselare, Belgium
Duration: 3hrs (split over 2 days)

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop takes place in 2 parts over the 2 days to ensure optimum absorption of information.

This class is a natural continuation from the Backwards & Transitions class and looks at developing your backwards skating so you can transition with confidence and link together skills for impressive looking flows.

In Part 1 (Saturday) you’ll learn;
  • The 4 essential positions for advanced backwards success
  • Conscious control of edges backwards (turns awareness)
In Part 2 (Sunday) you’ll learn:
  • How to safely increase your backwards speed
  • How to safely increase the speed of your transitions
  • Backward Inverted T-Slide
  • Backward Crossovers
  • Backwards Inverted Mohawk (or other preferred combo)

45.00

5% discount if you book 3 or 4 lessons
10% discount if you book 5 lessons

Sunday 8 May 2022

Speed & Fitness 8 May 2022 @0800-1000

Location: Trax Skatepark, Beversesteenweg 67A 8800 Roeselare, Belgium
Duration: 2 hrs

About the Speed & Fitness Skate Lessons

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’ (e.g. ankle, knee, hip pains from persistent pronation on an inside edge).

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, balance and cadence?
  • Is your regroup maximising your stride or is it destroying all the hard work you just put in?

Asha’s series of 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 does not cover the Double Push (although most skaters fail with the double push because their normal fitness stride lacks the correct foundations). So this class is a good pre-double push workout.

These classes are aimed at skaters who can already stop effectively which is important when travelling at higher speeds. You should already be able to skate forwards competently for at least 500 metres in comfort before attempting this class.

This class includes a 15 minute Q&A session at the end where you can ask for Asha's advice on equipment, what's next, events, trips, street skating etc.

PLEASE NOTE: This group lesson is not appropriate for beginner level skaters.

This workshop is compulsory if you’d like to attend the Double Push class as the most common obstacle to learning the Double Push is having an intermediate fitness stride that is lacking some of these elements.

32.00

5% discount if you book 3 or 4 lessons
10% discount if you book 5 lessons

Part 2 of Advanced Skills (Backwards, Crossovers, Transitions & Combos) 1030 – 1230

See above for full details and booking

Double Push 8 May 2022 @1300-1500

Location: Trax Skatepark, Beversesteenweg 67A 8800 Roeselare, Belgium
Duration: 2 hrs

This Double Push workshop is ideal for those who are learning it from scratch or those who are self-taught but know there is something still lacking.
We will work through a series of progressive training drills that show you how the double push is different from other strides.
In this workshop you’ll learn;

  • How to create additional propulsion from the ‘second’ push (first on 2 legs, then 1 leg assisted and finally only 1 leg).
  • How to use the ‘edge roll’ from outside to inside edge to produce more power.
  • How the double push set down is different from other strides.
  • How to train the double push in slow-motion so you have time to integrate all the elements over time.

This workshop will leave you with a clear step-by-step training pathway to learn and master the Double Push over the next few months.

32.00

5% discount if you book 3 or 4 lessons
10% discount if you book 5 lessons

The above event is organised in cooperation with local skate group iSkate (www.iskate.be) headed by Steven Leeman.
Steven can answer any questions you may have about the local area (including accommodation).
steven.leeman@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring your own skates, wrist guards and knee pads as these are not supplied by Skatefresh
Click Here for Lesson Requirements page
Any questions? please email us at: bookings@skatefresh.com

Do you need some urgent help with your skating? Check out Asha's Online Courses & Free Trials for help with heel braking and skating faster, especially for beginner and improver skaters.