New York City

Group Skating Lessons Sat 29 - Sun 30 June 2024

Don’t miss this opportunity to train with Asha. Choose from 6 workshop themes and get unstuck and progressing in all aspects of your skating. Groups classes for all levels (except total beginners) with discounts for multiple classes. Enjoy the smooth, covered space of Pier 76 on Manhattan’s West side.
Asha will be skating the New York City Wednesday Night Skate on Weds 26th June. Hope to see you there. Meet at 7:45pm (for 8pm departure) at Union Square South 14th St.

 

Wonderful skating weekend with a great coach. I was able to improve my technique under her sharp eyes. It is amazing how she can look at the students and instantly point out what is wrong.
Suhelen Barros – Google Review

Saturday 29 June

Stops and Slides Level 1
Stride & Fitness
Backwards & Transitions

Sunday 30 June

Turns & Crossovers
Wizard Skating
Stops & Slides Level 2

Location for all lessons:

Pier 76 Hudson River Park
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Discounts:

5% if you book 2 lessons
7% for 3 lessons
10% for 4 lessons
15% for 5 classes
20% for all 6 classes

Saturday 29 June 2024

NYC: Stops & Slides Level 1 – Sat 29th June 2024 @1000-1200

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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.


$48.00

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NYC: Stride & Fitness – Sat 29th June 2024 @1300-1500

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Every skater spends MOST of their time on skates JUST SKATING! However, if your skating stride lacks fundamental technique, you will not get the fitness benefits that skating offers and you may even create bad habits over time that can lead to ‘slow onset injuries’ particularly if you skate distances (e.g. ankle, knee, hip pains from persistent pronation on an inside edge). What you’ll learn;

  • An efficient push.
  • A correct, comfortable glide, in terms of edges, balance and cadence.
  • A regroup that doesn't V.
  • The Stride Training Sequence. The drill to keeps your stride on track for months & years to come.

“This class transformed my skating. I never knew how many things I was doing wrong. Feels great to be on the right path now and I understand what a workout skating should be if you’re doing it right.” - Analise (46) Belgium

“OMG! Since I started doing the drills from this class my stride is much more relaxed, my form is better and my back and knee are not hurting anymore. Thank you so much." - Chris, UK

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). This class is an essential prerequisite for the Double Push however.

PLEASE NOTE: This group lesson is appropriate for every level of skater except beginners.


$48.00

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NYC: Backwards & Transitions – Sat 29th June 2024 @1630-1830

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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.

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

$48.00

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Her video tutorials are great but nothing replaces the in person experience with Asha. I learned more with Asha in two hours than years of weekly lessons. Do yourself a favour and book classes with her. You will not regret it! It was the best money I’ve spent on skating lessons.”   
Elaine OBrien – Google Review

A lesson with Asha wins over hours of YouTube video searching. It’s an experience that is definitely worth the time and money spent.”
Lyn Sofia – YouTube

 

Sunday 30 June 2024

NYC: Turns & Crossovers – Sun 30th June 2024 @1000-1200

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Turns

Confident and fluent turns (in both directions) are obviously essential skills for cornering, but they’re also prerequisites for any turn stops and the Powerstop (which is on most intermediate skaters’ wish list).

In this class you will learn and improve;

  • Parallel Turns (both directions & varying sizes)
  • Anti-parallel Turns (both directions)
  • Lunge Turns (both directions & varying sizes)

Crossovers

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 weird.

This class is highly recommended if you are wanting to attend Stops & Slides 2 (unless your Lunge turns are already 2m in diameter).

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

$48.00

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NYC: Stops & Slides Level 2 – Sun 30th June 2024 @1300-1500

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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.

$48.00

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NYC: Wizard Skating – Sun 30th June 2024 @1600-1800

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

You can do this workshop on a flat set up or a rockered Wizard set up. Suitable only for inline skaters.

What you'll learn:

  • 4 essential training positions for backwards success
  • Gazelles (forwards & backwards)
  • Assisted 3 Turns (Cheetahs) - preparation for 3 Turns (Lions)
  • How to safely increase the speed of your Mohawk transitions

The best preparation for this class is to attend our Backwards & Transitions lesson to ensure you haven’t skipped any foundation skills.

$48.00

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PLEASE NOTE:

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN SKATES, WRIST GUARDS AND KNEE PADS AS THESE ARE NOT SUPPLIED BY SKATEFRESH
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Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel at least 72hrs 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 72hrs 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.