IISA Beginner Learn-to-Inline Programme

The sets of skills

Basic beginner includes

1    Concepts, Equipment, Safety, Primary Skills  (learn all the primary
      positions and movements which, when combined, permit you to do
      virtually all functional skating techniques,including far more advanced ones)

2    Basic Skate - your first chance to let the wheels do the work

3    A-Frame Turns, Stops, Speed Control     

4.   Scissoring - adds super stability

5    Heel-brake Stopping - leave some rubber on the pavement

The two hour Beginner Intro class covers 1 and 2 above, and up to 3 and 4 as well

Advanced beginner includes

6    Swizzles, sculling, power turns. Add some oomph

7    Stride II  - skate faster and stronger

8    Toe Rolls
9    Spin Stop - stop without using the brake - very practical and looks real cool

10   Parallel Turn - get this and you're no longer a beginner. Go anywhere now

After completing the full beginner programme, it is recommended that the students attend a Street/Trail Skills Clinic to learn how to apply all their skills to real-life situations
How it works

If the students catch on quickly and have the endurance, we move right on to the next skill set in the same class.  It can take from three to eight classes to cover all the material, depending on class size and student aptitudes.  For those who want to continue, there is an intermediate and advanced/ intermediate programme.  Classes generally last an hour. Arrive early and allow extra time for gearing up. The first class is usually scheduled for between 1 1/2 and 2 hours.

Most lessons are held on surfaces near downtown. Each year some lessons are held on the trails and on a paved track.


Private classes are $60, $35 each for 2 people, $25 each for 3 people and $20 each for 4 or more, per hour.  Generally speaking, students who take private or smaller classes progress more quickly, require fewer sessions to learn all the skills, and are out having fun, skating safely on the trails sooner, but many students prefer the groups where there is more time to work on their own and share successes with other skaters.

More details

In addition to functioning skates, students require knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, as well as a helmet. No exceptions. Rentals are available in most sizes.  Skates $5, All pads $5, Helmet $5.  Students are expected to arrive sufficiently early to be all geared up and ready to skate at the appointed hour. No shows and last minute cancellations are subject to payment

Email: Stephen Fisher

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