UtrechtGroup Skating Lessons Sat 16 & Sun 17 July 2022
Time spent away from Asha’s classes can be used to explore Utrecht’s medieval city center and tree-lined canals along with numerous restaurants, bars and shops.
Off-Skates Training (Pt.1 of 2)
Stops and Slides (Improver Level)
Speed and Fitness
Crossovers and Jumps (Pt.1 of 2)
Yoga For Skaters (Pt. 2 of 2)
Crossovers & Jumps (Pt 2 of 2)
Stops & Slides (Intermediate Level)
Check the workshop descriptions for detailed skills lists to help you decide what you should attend. Inline and quad skaters welcome. Asha will be wearing inlines but she is very familiar with quads and always teaches both in the same classes. Any differences in technique or practice will be explained.
Discounts available for booking 3 or more workshops.
These classes are for intermediate level and above skaters. They are not appropriate for complete beginners.
Utrecht Disaster Inline Skate Hockey, Manitobadreef 8, 3565 CH Utrecht, Netherlands
Friday 15 July 2022
Asha will be taking part in the Utrecht Skate Parade on 15th July which departs at 2000 (8PM).
The meeting place is Lucasbolwerk.
This is an optional part of the weekend covering up to 24km with several stops and a long half time break.
Full details of this event here;
Saturday 16 July 2022
Utrecht Off-Skates Training Sat 16 July 2022 @0845-0945 & Sun 17th @0900-1000
This new, 2-part workshop starts the weekend with 1hr of off-skates training and continues on Sunday with 1hr of yoga for skaters.
Part 1 Off Skates Training
Saturday 16th July 0845-0945
This Off-Skates class will give you useful, practical movements you can do to help improve and internalise correct skate technique by identifying your weaknesses which become more easily identifiable when not rolling.
Whatever workshops you’re attending over the weekend, you’ll benefit by having seen and tried the specific movements before you replicate them on wheels. This session will help you understand why skating can feel so difficult sometimes and why we might have been stuck on certain skills in the past.
This class will also be a great warm up for the day.
Wear trainers or sports shoes.
Part 2 Yoga for Skaters
Sunday 17th July 0900-1000
Most skaters experience some kind of physical discomfort at some time in their skating lives and these are usually complains of the feet/ankles, knees, hips and lower back.
This session will show you some simple movements and positions that can help alleviate common skater aches & pains. You do not need to be flexible to do this class. Asha will share the exercises that healed her past knee pains and how she keeps “computer back pain” away. Essential personal maintenance work for any serious skater.
Utrecht Stops & Slides (Improver Level) Sat 16 July 2022 @ 1000-1200
The most important of ALL skills on inline skates is how to stop and every skater should have several, high functioning stopping methods in their repertoire. This workshop looks at the easier stops, while “Stops & Slides (Intermediate Level)” looks at the more challenging options on Sunday 17th July (scroll down for details).
The majority of rollerbladers 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.
It is perfect for those skaters using or wanting to learn the following methods;
- 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 before any other methods).
Utrecht Speed & Fitness Sat 16 July 2022 @ 1300-1500
However if your skating stride lacks the essentials, you will not get the fitness benefits that skating offers and you may create bad habits over time that can lead to ‘slow onset injuries’ (e.g. ankle, knee, hip pains from persistent pronation on an inside edge).
There are 3 parts to your skating stride; The Push, the Glide and the Regroup. All 3 must be correct for the stride to flow, look good and produce sustained high speeds.
- Are you pushing efficiently?
- Is your glide correct in terms of edges, balance and cadence?
- Is your regroup correct or are you V-ing?
Asha’s series of exercises is designed to progressively train all 3 parts of your stride and help you understand what’s needed for super smooth (and fast) skating.
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). Therefore this workshop is compulsory if you’d like to attend the Double Push class.
Utrecht Crossovers & Jumps Sat 16 July 2022 @ 1530-1630 & Sun 17th July @ 1000-1100
Part 1: Forward Crossovers
Sat 16th July 1530-1630
Forward Crossovers when done well should create smooth acceleration and admiring glances. But often they create anxiety and have a low upper speed limit. Falls from crossovers are notorious for being nasty. This workshop will help you understand why your weaker side feels so strange and learn to use forward crossovers in stylish ways for everyday cornering and at higher speeds (if you’re ready).
Part 2: Jumps
Sunday 17th July 1000-1100
Jumps are a challenge because ‘the fear’ is real and your body knows one mistake could mean a painful landing. This class will help you understand why jumps are potentially dangerous and then exactly how to make them safe, each and every time. In this part of the class on Sunday 17th July, you will learn;
- Safe take-off and landing technique
- Forward to Forwards Jumps: High + Long jumps
- Forward to Backwards Jumps; Two-footed (optional)
- Backwards to Forwards Jumps; Two-footed (optional)
If you do not skate backwards you do not have to learn the backward jumps versions but can perfect the forward options instead.
Sunday 17 July 2022
Yoga For Skaters @0900-1000
(Part 2 of Off Skates Training)
Part 2 of Crossovers & Jumps @1000-1100
Utrecht Stops & Slides (Intermediate Level) Sun 17 July 2022 @ 1100-1300
For those skaters already confident with their T-Stops, Plough and Turn Stops, this class will look at the more challenging slides and how best to combine different stopping methods for maximum efficiency and safety.
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).
- 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.
Utrecht Double Push Sun 17 July 2022 @ 1400-1600
Please Note: If attending this Double Push lesson it is compulsory to also attend the Speed & Fitness class as this is the necessary foundation onto which the Double Push is then added.
This Double Push workshop is ideal for those who are learning it from scratch or those who are self-taught but know there is something still lacking.
We will work through a series of progressive training drills that show you how the double push is different from other strides.
In this workshop you’ll learn;
- How to create additional propulsion from the ‘second’ push (first on 2 legs, then 1 leg assisted and finally only 1 leg).
- How to use the ‘edge roll’ from outside to inside edge to produce more power.
- How the double push set down is different from other strides.
- How to train the double push in slow-motion so you have time to integrate all the elements over time.
This workshop will leave you with a clear step-by-step training pathway to learn and master the Double Push over the next few months.
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN SKATES, WRIST GUARDS AND KNEE PADS AS THESE ARE NOT SUPPLIED BY SKATEFRESH
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If you cancel at least 48hrs before your lesson, we can offer you a refund or a voucher for a future lesson.
If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, we will give you a voucher for a future lesson.
No refunds will be offered for cancellations less than 24hrs before the class.
COVID: If you test positive, please send us a photo of your test or NHS ping screen and we will give you a voucher for a future lesson.
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
Any questions? please see the FAQ's page orcontact us