- Essential Stops & Slides (3hrs)
- Backwards & Transitions (2hrs)
- Speed & Fitness (2hrs)
Essential Stops & Slides
Location: Gladstone Park, north London
If you can’t stop well using various methods your skating in general will suffer and you won’t make progress in other areas.
After learning and mastering the Heel brake Stop and Plough Stop in our Beginner and Improver classes you’ll want to “graduate” onto more complex and cool looking Stops, Slides and combos.
If you skate without a heel brake then you MUST keep your stopping methods under review and ensure they stop you from your normal medium and high speed skating. Most non heel brake users struggle with high speed or downhill stopping. Don’t be one of them!
This 3hr workshop will develop the skills you need so you have a selection of stopping options up your sleeve for any given situation. Stopping is the hardest skill set to fully master, but your enjoyment and safety on skates depends on your stopping methods being ‘fluent’.
Backwards and Transitions
Location: Gladstone Park, North London
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
Location: The Boathouse, Hyde Park
Are you exhausted after skating while others appear not to be putting in a lot 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. Get to grips with faster Parallel and Lunge turns.
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 Lesson or our One Day Intensive workshop for Improver/Intermediate skaters, which is the perfect ‘warm up’ for this intermediate level class.
Upcoming Intermediate Lessons : Online Booking with Credit/Debit Card or PayPal
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