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Skating for Beginners

Articles and information about inline skating for beginners including stories by beginning skaters, photos of typical skating lessons, skating tutorials, and how to get started on inline skates.

Forum for Beginning Skaters No question is too dumb!
If you are just getting started on skates, don't be shy about asking questions in our new forum for beginning inline skaters. We would love to help you get rolling and up to speed as quickly as possible. (select "Enter the Skating Forum" and then select "Beginning Skaters Forum")

Articles About Beginning Inline Skating
Special features and articles for beginning inline skaters including a four part series called "How to Get Started on Inline Skates", which covers fear of inline skating and other topics.

Beginning Skaters Tell Their Stories
Ouch! Articles written by beginning inline skaters. Why they decided to start skating, how they overcame their fears, what their first lessons were like, and how long it took them to go from absolute beginner to accomplished inline skater.

Photos of a Typical First Skating Lesson
Photos of absolute beginners learning how to skate in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Skating Tutorials for Beginners
How to get started on skates, including striding, turning, stopping, falling, skating backwards, skating up and down curbs, skating hills, and more.

Introduction to Inline Skating Equipment
An introduction to skating equipment including skates, helmets, protective gear, wheels, bearings, and skating accessories.

Books for Beginning Skaters
Books written by certified skating instructors and other skating professionals with information about how to skate and tips about protective gear, skating safety, and equipment requirements.

Videos for Beginning Skaters
Instructional inline skating videos with instructions for stopping, falling, striding,turning, and skating skills. Includes videos by "skating instructor to the stars" Debbie Merrill, "roller dance video king" Richard Humphrey, and others.

Skating Lessons Around the World
Articles and information about skating lessons, skating schools, skating instructors, and skating lessons and classes taught all over the world.



Ice Skating for Beginners
I am in the process of moving these pages from SkateGRRL.com to SkateLog.com, but in the meantime you can still view them in their original location.

Skateboarding for Beginners
This 3-part article by Steve Cave, the skateboarding guide at About.com, includes an introduction to skateboarding gear and skate shoes, getting comfortable on a new board, starting to cruise around, and how to fall safely (FROM ABOUT.COM)



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