Rules & Tips

learning_skate_quad_color_web_sizeAs a complete beginner, you are going to feel like you are falling, and you probably will.  Let’s be honest here! If using the proper stance on roller skates, you will be a lot more stable.  So here are some tips to help the learning process go smoother and more comfortable………………

Bend your knees, do not straighten them. Always keep a slight bend in your knees, and the lower you can go, the better off you’ll be.  Keep your stance wide.  Keep your arms in front of you, with your elbows tucked into your sides. The reason for this is because you want your center of gravity to be low, with your weight in front.

Now, it’s time to move. To get comfortable on your skates, put your feet in a duck position. Toes in, heels out. This will keep you from rolling too much. Take very tiny steps, just to get the feel of your skates.

Once you are comfortable, graduate to proper skating form: With feet parallel, shoulder-width apart, push one foot straight out to the side, very gently, and bring it back to the center. You are moving! Push the other foot straight out to the side, very slowly and gently, and bring it back to the center. That’s it! So Be Patient, Don’t Give Up!

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