MY CHILD IS A BEGINNER, HELP!
You've found the right place. We are dedicated to increasing the confidence of those new to the sport. We provide rental equipment, protective gear and qualified instructors.
Who runs these sessions?
We do! We are OFSTED registered, have enhanced DBS background checks, accept childcare vouchers (Edenred) and have tonnes of experience teaching kids. We also use the Earn Your Stripes (EYS) programme developed by the UK Inline Skating Association to teach skating. All students receive an EYS booklet at their first session which includes a guide to safer skating away from our classes.
Who are they open to?
We focus on kids aged 5+ to 14 years old. Sporty 4 year olds are also welcome.
When can my child join?
Open enrolment means they can start at any time; we simply require you to register online. All new kids go through the basics in their first session: equipment check, getting up, falling over, first steps (Sticker 1) and gliding.
Did you say STICKERS?
Yes but shhhhh......That's between you, us and anyone else reading this page. There are twelve stickers and skills to learn in EYS 1 including striding, sliding, stopping, spinning, backwards,
tricks and games.
EYS 2 is work in progress.
Do you follow the stickers in order, i.e. sticker 1 - 2 - 3, etc?
Aside from the basics we follow no set order for teaching skills. This keeps lessons exciting and allows us to incorporate games into lessons. Group tasks, slalom, rollersoccer and other ball based activities keep sessions fun and energy levels high.
Why should I learn to inline skate?
Inline skating is great fun and can help with your skiing and ice skating technique.
Vigorous skating is a great workout and burns 200 to 700 calories per hour in adults. That clocks in at just between running and cycling. Unlike running, skating is low impact on joints.
Skating lessons are a ticket to other disciplines such as speed, slalom, artistic as well as other specialised sports such as Rollersoccer and inline hockey
What equipment do I need?
We provide everything. A pair of inline skates, wrist, knee and elbow protection and a helmet. Once you decide to commit to a course we recommend buying your own equipment.
Where do they take place?
Group lessons are currently available in Battersea.. Private lessons are available in central London parks. In July and August our
joint inline and skateboarding camps start. More info on Wheel Excitement - 5 day skate
Contact us to be kept up to date on new sessions / locations.
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