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 on your left skate and pick your right one up, you will look straight ahead (remember number 3?) and lean your body slightly to the left. This will balance your body adequately over your left skate and you will find it much easier to roll while holding your right skate in the air.