Lesson Equipment Requirements

Skates and Equipment

You will need to bring the following to all Skatefresh group lessons and private lessons:

1. Skates (either inlines or quads) – for all beginner lessons, a heel brake is compulsory (Toe Stoppers required for quads).
2. Wrist Guards
3. Knee Pads

IMPORTANT: If you do not wear knee and wrist guards you will not be allowed to attend the lesson.


The following are strongly recommended:

4. Elbow Pads
5. Helmet

Note: The only exception is for our Street Skating Lessons where knee, wrist guards and helmets are compulsory.

Skates for Beginners

Please avoid very cheap skates (under £80 new) with plastic wheels that do not free roll for at least 3 seconds when spun by hand. If you have these skates, please hire a pair of skates for your first class as we do not allow plastic wheeled skates or wheels that don’t roll in class.


We strongly recommend the wearing of helmets for all our adult group lessons but the only class for which they are compulsory is the Street Lessons. Helmets designed specifically for skating are, obviously, ideal, but cycle helmets are also fine to use. Skatefresh instructors wear helmets at all times in class and non-helmeted skaters are usually in the minority.

Other Recommendations

1. Wear layers of comfortable, sports clothing so that you can remove layers as you get warmer.
2. Socks that come higher than your boot to protect your ankle.
3. A rucksack for your things is useful.
4. Do bring something to drink and maybe a light snack as you will have a few breaks during the lesson.