Tips and Tricks #9

Which way should I lean? Lean over the foot you are standing on: This should be applied when learning how to roll. When a skater becomes very comfortable and wants to challenge him or herself with skating on one foot for an extended amount of time, this is the key! If you want to stand […]

Tips and Tricks #8

What in the world is an ‘and’ position? Bringing your feet close together after pushing: This is formally referred to as an ‘and’ position, but you can simply think about it any way you want to–as long as you do it. Think about it as someone skating beside you saying “push and push”. Bringing your […]

Tips and Tricks #7

Speaking of gaining speed, it is important to remember to think of moving both legs while you skate. (Not using only one to push) Skate using both legs: Nearly all skaters have one leg they prefer to skate on, while another feels slightly awkward to use. This is normal as normal as being right handed […]

Tips and Tricks #6

Now it is time to learn how to gain speed by pushing. To gain speed: As you get comfortable with rolling, you will notice that you start to move faster. Maybe faster than you’re used to. There are a few tricks that help you gain speed. The first is to keep your upper body still. As […]

Tips and Tricks #5

Roller Skating takes practice, but soon after you get used to the feeling of having wheels on your feet and falling, it is time to learn how to maneuver by skating edges. Edge by pressing different parts of your skates: When your foot is perfectly flat in a skate, you roll straight. If you have ever […]