Courses

5-week skating rollerski courses, Hyde Park

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Join our 5-week classic rollerski course: 4 weeks of technical instruction, followed by 1 week introduction to training.

Our experienced instructors teach the techniques of skating cross country skiing - the faster technique of cross-country skiing - amid the surroundings of London's Hyde Park. Skating technique is also used in biathlon (cross-country skiing and shooting) and ski races such as the Engadin Skimarathon in Switzerland.

We have courses beginning throughout the year, you can find upcoming course start dates and booking details below.

   

We meet in the Triangle Carpark, W2 2UH

Facilities -
Boris bike stands
Serpentine Sackler gallery opposite, 10-18.00
Parking (£2.40 per hour)
Toilets in Sackler gallery (free)

Nearest Tube: Lancaster Gate + South Kensington; not far from Paddington Station

Booking

SKATING
rollerski course: Including equipment, £128

Course beginning
Shoe size (UK)
Excluding equipment, £98
Course beginning
 
  Student / youth discount, see here.
     

 

The course focuses on developing good balance on rollerskis, and will cover the basic 'gears' of skating techniques. You will develop skills such as turning, negotiating hills and making the transition onto snow.

The technique on roller skis is very much the same as with cross-country skis on snow and we try to relate everything you do on roller skis to cross-country skiing on snow. Many of our drills are designed to develop good balance and body positions. The first 4 weeks focuses on technique, while the 5th week is an introduction to skating rollerski training. We hope you will go on to join our regular training group.

Each session will last for 90 minutes, plus allow up to 30 minutes for getting equipment on and off. The course costs £128 including equipment hire and £98 excluding equipment. Please arrive from 18.15 on Tuesdays and 11.15 on Saturdays.

We assume zero previous knowledge or ski experience, but you should have reasonable fitness and balance. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

 

Before you come -

Please bring gloves with you, and a filled in Safety Questionnaire when you come to your first session (if you don't have a printer don't worry, we have spares). If you happen to miss a week of the course, you can come to any other session we do. We will try to help you cover what you have missed. Or you can try the other technique, classic.

Classic vs Skating | Testimonials

For any more information please email iain@rollerski.co.uk
Or call us on 020 8348 2540 or 07968 286129.

     
     

OUR INSTRUCTORS
IAIN
JORDAN
ADAM

STEPH
ALAN

     
     

We train people for all kinds of skating cross-country ski challenges, including ski marathons such as the Engadin Skimarathon (right), holidays, biathlon (special courses here) and rollerski races.

For more on cross-country skiing, and the people we work with, see here.

 
         


 

Team? Do you have a team training for a ski race or holiday? If you have a group of 4 or more, we can run a bespoke course, as above, starting almost any Tuesday evening or Saturday morning in Hyde Park. Just drop an email to iain@rollerski.co.uk or call 020 8348 2540.