Washington D.C.

Group Skating Lessons Sat 22 - Sun 23 June 2024

Join Asha for her first time in Washington D.C. and be part of the ‘Skate of the Union’ event organised by Skaters Quest. Take part in skate workshops and participate in the Sunday race.
Click Here for details of Skate of the Union.
The class location has great surface and provides some cover in case of rain, so we are guaranteed to skate!

Asha will be available for private lessons during the weekend.

PLEASE NOTE: Helmets are compulsory for classes due to the National Park Permit obtained for the event.

Saturday 22 June

Stops and Slides 3hr Masterclass
Jumps & Crossovers

Sunday 23 June

Wizard Skating & Advanced Skate Techniques

The “Skate of the Union” event on Sunday 23rd June will include a 10km and 1/2 marathon distance options.

The race will be on the Indian Head Rail Trail in Charles County, MD.

Registration details for the event here: https://skateoftheunion.org/

Location for all lessons:

Jones Point Park in Alexandria, VA (under the bridge near the public restrooms)
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Discounts:

10% if you book 2 lessons
15% for all 3 lessons

Saturday 22 June 2024

Washington D.C. Stops & Slides 3hr Masterclass Sat 22nd June 2024 @1030-1330

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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).

What you'll learn;

  • Plough Stop (2 versions)
  • T-Stop (so that it actually stops you)
  • Turn Stops (various options)
  • Soul Slide (the ‘forwards powerslide, used by the downhillers for a reason).
  • Powerslide (from a forwards entry using your favourite transition and favourite sliding leg)
  • Powerstop (or Turn stop variations)
  • 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.

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.

This 3 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.


Helmets are compulsory for classes due to the National Park Permit obtained for the event.

PLEASE NOTE: This class has been rescheduled from 0900-1200

$69.00

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Washington D.C. Jumps & Crossovers Sat 22nd June 2024 @1600-1800

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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 class you will learn;

  • Safe take-off and landing technique
  • Forward to Forwards Jumps: High + Long jumps.
  • Forward to Backwards Jumps; Two-footed + jumped mohawk.
  • Backwards to Forwards Jumps; Two-footed.

If you do not skate backwards you do not have to learn the backward jumps versions but can 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.

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


Helmets are compulsory for classes due to the National Park Permit obtained for the event.

$48.00

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Sunday 23 June 2024

Washington D.C. – Wizard Skating & Advanced Skills – Sun 23rd June 2024 @1130-1430

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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.


Helmets are compulsory for classes due to the National Park Permit obtained for the event.

$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
Click Here for Lesson Requirements page

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.