MELBOURNE NOV 19-22

Lessons • Instructor Certification

Stops & Slides

Backwards & Transitions

Jumps & Crossovers

Beginners & Advanced Beginners

Asha has 20 years of experience teaching thousands of skaters all over the world. She is sponsored by Powerslide and is a senior instructor and certifier at the Inline Certification Program (ICP).
In a nutshell you’re in expert hands, so if you want to learn new skills and polish your existing ones, making them easier, smoother and doable at higher speeds.
Asha will leave you feeling ‘enlightened, confident, motivated and a better skater’

Who is invited?
Inline and quad skaters, with or without heel brakes and toe stops.
Beginners to Intermediates and even more advanced skaters are welcome.

MELBOURNE WEDNESDAY NIGHT SKATE
WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2020
TIME: 20:00
LOCATION: Cow up a Tree Statue in Docklands

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Asha will join the local Wednesday Night Skate in Melbourne and see the city with the skaters who know it best.

BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED BEGINNERS

THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2020
TIME: 19:00 TO 21:00
LOCATION: TBA

This class will change the way you skate forever! You’ll feel confident and secure as you skate and know how to stop whenever you need to.

Most skaters are self-taught or have taken tips from friends, better skaters and YouTube. This leaves a lot of room for unclear or contradictory instructions and unsatisfying rewards.

Skating follows basic rules and principles of physics (gravity + velocity) so we can predict what can go wrong and why and therefore how to fix it. But better still, why not skate correctly from the beginning and not have bad
habits to correct later on?

This class will cover basic movement, acceleration, safe cruising, heel brake stopping and turning.

Please make sure your skates have a heel brake. If they do not, please consider the following. Without a heel brake you are choosing to remove the easiest and most effective stopping method from your repertoire and relying on much harder, intermediate level stopping techniques like the T- Stop. Nothing will stop you dead like a well implemented heel brake stop.

Would you remove the brakes from a bike or car and think that was ok?
Learning to heel brake will be the absolute marker of when your skating begins to improve in all directions. If you can’t stop well when you want to, your body will self-sabotage the entire process.

$40.00Book Now

DISCOUNTS ON MORE THAN 1 WORKSHOP;
2 WORKSHOPS 12% DISCOUNT
3 WORKSHOPS 17% DISCOUNT
4 WORKSHOPS 25% DISCOUNT
5 WORKSHOPS 32% DISCOUNT

Stops and Slides (2 Classes)

SATURDAY 21 NOV 2020
TIME: 10:00 TO 13:00
LOCATION: TBA

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SUNDAY 22 NOV 2020
TIME: 10:00 TO 13:00
LOCATION: TBA

The most important of ALL skate skills is how to stop and every skater should have several high functioning stopping methods in their tool kit (that stop you to a standstill from your highest skating speeds). If your stops don’t do this yet, know that you are pushing the risks, and that you should invest in your safety and longevity on wheels. Not stopping well will reduce your overall learning curve of everything else on skates, so it really is THE place to focus. If you do just 1 class with Asha, do this one!

We begin with the easier stops and work through to more complex ones. Higher level skaters will perform the same stops and combos but from higher speeds (so increasing significantly the difficulty and challenge).

This workshop is NOT suitable for beginners (who should focus 100% on mastering the Heel Brake Stop before any other methods). If you are a Beginner check out the Beginner class above.

Stops we will cover in detail

  • Stepping Plough Stop
  • T-Stop (so that it actually stops you, both sides, on corners)
  • Turn Stops (pre-requisite for Hockey Stop and Parallel Slide)
  • Powerslide (forwards entry)
  • Combining Stops into functional combos
    (eg, T-Stop + Plough or Turn Slalom + T-Stop + Powerslide).

$60.00Book Now

DISCOUNTS ON MORE THAN 1 WORKSHOP;
2 WORKSHOPS 12% DISCOUNT
3 WORKSHOPS 17% DISCOUNT
4 WORKSHOPS 25% DISCOUNT
5 WORKSHOPS 32% DISCOUNT

JUMPS AND CROSSOVERS

SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2020
TIME: 14:30 TO 16:30
LOCATION: TBA

Jumps can be a challenge as ‘the fear’ is real and your body knows one mistake could mean a painful landing. But having safe and confident jumps in your repertoire really sets you apart and adds to the fun of skating in the
city (where obstacles are actually begging to be jumped).

This class will sharpen your understanding of why jumps are potentially dangerous and then exactly how to make them safe, each and every time.

When you have these take-off and landing secrets, you’ll be able to apply them to a variety of jumps and situations.

Forward to Forwards Jumps; Two-footed, Horsey stride jump, Side grab, Long vs High jumps.

Forward to Backwards Jumps; Two-footed, Horsey Mohawk, In stride take-off.

Backwards to Forwards Jumps; Two-footed.

Backwards to Backwards Jumps; Two-footed, Horsey Crossover landing.

If you do not skate backwards you do not have to learn the backwards jumps versions but perfect the forward options instead;

Forward Crossovers when done well should create smooth acceleration and admiring glances. But often they create anxiety and have a low(ish) upper speed limit. Make your weaker side feel a lot less strange.

$40.00Book Now

DISCOUNTS ON MORE THAN 1 WORKSHOP;
2 WORKSHOPS 12% DISCOUNT
3 WORKSHOPS 17% DISCOUNT
4 WORKSHOPS 25% DISCOUNT
5 WORKSHOPS 32% DISCOUNT

BACKWARDS + TRANSITIONS + BACK STOPS 

SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2020 – FULLY BOOKED
TIME: 14:30 TO 17:00
Duration: 2.5hrs
LOCATION: TBA

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Tuesday 17 November 2020
Time: 19:00 to 21:30
Duration: 2.5hrs
Location: TBA

Skating backwards will set you apart from the majority of skaters who never give this a go.
It will help to even out your weak and strong sides and give you lots of new, fun things to practice.

This class assumes you’ve never skated backwards before or you already skate backwards (either a bit or a lot). If you are already skating backwards then you’ll revise the basics and do these at double the speeds of the new backwards skaters, so revealing your gaps and weak points to be polished and perfected.

This class is ideal for slalom skaters who want to discover why certain slalom moves involving backwards might be eluding them.

Transitions from forwards to backwards and backwards to forwards when learned and sequenced make your skating look unique and impressive. Transition speeds are often much slower than people like and this class will address why this is.

We’ll also cover 3 backward stops including the Powerslide.

PRICE: $50 (USD)

$50.00Book Now

DISCOUNTS ON MORE THAN 1 WORKSHOP;
2 WORKSHOPS 12% DISCOUNT
3 WORKSHOPS 17% DISCOUNT
4 WORKSHOPS 25% DISCOUNT
5 WORKSHOPS 32% DISCOUNT

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