Portsmouth

10-11 September 2022

Join Asha for a two day Skatefresh Trip of Stops and Skills Training combined with Street Skating around Portsmouth & Southsea

This trip is a mixture of class time and street skating, giving you the opportunity to improve your stopping skills, control on slopes, skating stride, street skills and general skating under Asha’s watchful eye and top-notch technical instruction.

This trip is for inline skaters only, unless you are a very experienced street skating quaddie.

Portsmouth is the ideal skate town, being completely flat and boasting some superb smooth surfaces. We will also enjoy perfect tarmac for our class locations and be marshalled by local skaters (so we won’t get lost).

The fee includes all skating, guiding and teaching. Travel and food are not included. Asha will be working with each skater throughout the weekend individually and in groups to identify your sticking points, fix bad habits and push your skating to the next level.

Itinerary

Saturday 10th September 2022

Meeting Point: Triangle Skate Area (Eastney Esplanade)

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Time: 0945 (to leave at 1000)

We begin the weekend with a stopping class to make sure everyone is road worthy & safe. We’ll look at Plough stops, T-stops, Soul slides and combos of these stops, all on a smooth flat surface.

After a break we will then take to the streets to put our stops into practice at junctions with cars!
We’ll also look at your street skating stride technique and ease over obstacles and some kerb technique and practice as well.
We’ll stop for lunch in Palmerston Road where you can choose from various restaurants to suit your taste.
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After lunch we then street skate again seeing more of the city and working on our fitness and end the day by the Clarence Esplanade in another large, open, smooth location for our General skills class.

Sunday 11th September 2022

Meeting Point: Triangle Skate Area (Eastney Esplanade)

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Time: 0945 (to leave at 1000)

We’ll begin Sunday’s skate with slopes training by the sea using the stopping methods learned yesterday and combining them for effective slope control and downhill stopping. Nothing will build your confidence more than this.
We will look at your stride and speed skating technique on one of the cycle tracks to the east of Southsea island so you are aware of whether you are V-ing on your set down, gliding correctly and skating as beautifully as you can.
We will return to the smooth large courts for more class time looking at crossovers, backward skating, transitions and jumps.
Lunch on Sunday will be a quick hour picnic stop so that we can finish by 3pm back at the Triangle near the Pier, giving everyone the rest of the afternoon to travel home.

Cost

Cost of the trip is £150

Places are strictly limited and we must receive your payment in order to reserve you a place on the trip.

Cost includes classes and guiding.

Cost does not include any extras such as accommodation, travel, insurance, food or drink.

How To Apply for the Trip:

If you are applying for the trip and we already know you from a previous Skatefresh Trip:

Please email bookings@skatefresh.com to register your interest.

If you have never been on a previous Skatefresh Trip:

Please email bookings@skatefresh.com and she will send you a questionnaire about your skating skills and instructions for filming a video of yourself skating to support your application.

Ability Level Requirements

This trip is NOT appropriate for beginner skaters and all participants must be able to skate and stop confidently (using at least the heel brake). If you do not use a heel brake then you must be able to control your speed and stop on downhill slopes using any other stopping methods. The ability level of participants on the Trip needs to be closely matched so that the chosen terrain and average speeds can be appropriate for everyone and allow for greater learning.

Please do NOT make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you have been officially accepted onto the Trip (by email).

Travel

Please only book any travel arrangements once you received confirmation from Skatefresh that you have been accepted onto the trip.

What To Bring

Rucksack for your things (but please try to pack light).
Water
Snacks
Light Shoes
Protective gear and helmet (compulsory for all street activities with Skatefresh).
Phone
Change of socks (nice for after lunch)