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
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
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
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)
Visit Our Skating Forums
Forums for discussing aggressive, artistic, beginning, hockey, fitness, recreational,
roller basketball, roller derby, roller dancing, rollersoccer, quad skating,
slalom skating, and speed skating.
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