Belgium

Group Skating Lessons Fri 21 - Sun 23 April 2023

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.

Friday 21 April

Skate Tour of Roeselare

Saturday 22 April

Stops and Slides (Level 1)
Speed and Fitness
Backwards & Transitions

Sunday 23 April

Stops & Slides (Level 2)
Wizard Skating
Downhill Slopes

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 2023 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 more workshops.
These classes are not appropriate for complete beginners or those struggling to skate & who don’t have one functioning stop.

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”

Location for all lessons:

Trax Skatepark, Beversesteenweg 67A 8800 Roeselare, Belgium

Discounts (valid until February 28th 2023):

5% discount if you book 3 lessons
10% discount if you book 4/5 lessons
15% discount if you book 6 lessons
(Discount calculated automatically at checkout)

Friday 21 April 2023

Optional “Steven’s Tour” @ 1800

Join local host Steven and Asha for a relaxed skate tour of Roeselare and surrounding countryside (to stretch your legs after travelling).

Meeting Point:

Outside of Parkhotel Roeselare, Vlamingstraat 8, 8800 Roeselare, at 1800.

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Saturday 22 April 2023

Belgium Stops & Slides (Level 1) Sat 22 Apr 2023 @ 0900-1100

The most important of ALL skills on inline & roller skates is how to stop and every skater should have several, high functioning stopping methods in their repertoire (to avoid accidents and injuries). This workshop looks at the easier stops, while “Stops, Slides & Slopes Level 2” looks at the more challenging methods.

The majority of 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, crossovers and street skating.

What you'll learn;
  • Plough Stop (2 versions)
  • T-Stop (so that it actually stops you)
  • Turn Stops (various options)

This 2 hr workshop is NOT suitable for beginners, who should focus 100% on mastering the Heel Brake Stop or Toe Stop Drag before any other methods. Check out our Improvers Group Class for that.

32.00

Belgium Speed & Fitness Sat 22 Apr 2023 @ 1130-1330

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?

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.

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

32.00

Belgium Backwards & Transitions Sat 22 Apr 2023 @ 1500-1700

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

Sunday 23 April 2023

Belgium Stops & Slides (Level 2) Sun 23 Apr 2023 @ 0830-1030

For those skaters already confident with their T-Stops, Plough and Turn Stops, this class will look at the more challenging sliding stops and how best to combine different stopping methods for maximum efficiency and safety on the flat and on slopes.

What you’ll learn;

  • Powerslide (from a forwards entry using your favourite transition and favourite sliding leg)
  • Soul Slide (the ‘forwards powerslide, used by the downhillers for a reason).
  • Powerstop (or Turn stop variations)
  • Magic Slide (for those with a successful pre-requisite Soul Slide)
  • How to control your speed (for future use on slopes) by combining different stopping skills and how to come to a complete stop in an emergency.

32.00

Belgium Wizard Skating Sun 23 Apr 2023 @ 1100-1300

32.00

Belgium Downhill Slopes Sun 23 Apr 2023 @ 1400-1600

This workshop will take place on a slope and you must have attended either or both of the Stops & Slides classes.

We will use the stopping methods you learned there and develop them further so you can;

  • Control your speed and not accelerate on downhills.
  • Actually stop on a slope.
  • Combine several stopping methods fluidly to achieve the results you want.
  • Be able to handle ANY slope (wide or narrow, shallow or steep).

32.00

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

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel at least 48hrs before your lesson, we can offer you a refund or a voucher for a future lesson.

No refunds will be offered for cancellations less than 48hrs before the class.

We reserve the right to postpone a class if there are less than 5 participants booked. In this circumstance, you'll be notified 24hrs before class.

We reserve the right to cancel a class due to unforeseen circumstances (eg instructor illness). If this happens, you will be given a full refund.

Any questions? Please see the FAQ's page or contact us

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.