FAQs

Inline Skating / Skateboarding FAQs

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 15 years old. Sporty 4 year olds are also welcome. We once had a 3 year old join us but that was an exception rather that the rule. Generally, parents know best when the time is right to roll.



When can my child join?

Mid week entrants are not an issue. As part of our OFSTED registration commitment we require online pre-registration for our group sessions. There are discounts for the earliest registrations (2+ weeks before start date) and in terms of the sessions all new skaters go through the basics in their first session: equipment check, getting up, falling over, first steps (Sticker 1) and gliding.



Want to see more?

Take a look at our facebook and instagram pages. There was even a hilarious student-produced review on YouTube of one of our camps!


 

 

 

 

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?

 

Skate camp is currently available in Kensington Gardens. Private lessons are available in Battersea, Kensington and Hyde Parks. We teach adults too and can work with mixed ability and age groups. Our skate camps features inline skating and skateboarding - more on  Wheel ExcitementDay Camps

Contact us to be kept up to date on new sessions / locations.
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Contact us today!

If you wish to book a lesson or have an enquiry we are happy to help:
 

0203 287 5283

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