Learn to roller skate with this free online course run by a local derby club
Many of us have resumed (and yes, sometimes given up) iso hobbies, and one of the most popular sports have decided to pick up again during this time is roller skating. But once you put some roller shoes on your feet, so what? There are video tutorials, but if you want a real human to give you instructions via Zoom, South Sea Roller Derby offers a six-week Learn To Skate course.
The component on skates takes place every Sunday evening at 5 p.m. and you need skates, equipment (knee pads, wrist guards, helmet, elbow pads) and a telephone. Qualified coaches will teach you the basics of skate safety, how to roll forward and backward, how to stop, how to fall safely, the basics of footwork and more. The sessions are played live, but if you miss one you can catch it, as it will also be recorded and uploaded. There will also be off-skate fitness classes and virtual social events throughout the six weeks. You also don’t need a large space, as all lessons are designed to be performed in a space the size of a small living room.
If you fall in love with skating, the South Sea Roller Derby (where I skate) hopes to reopen for in-person lessons at the end of the year. But whether you’re about to become a roller derby demon or just want to learn how to ride in your suburb, the six-week course will prepare you.