Courses

Rollerski 1-day courses, Leeds

See also 1-day biathlon course, Leeds

Learn the basics of skating and classic rollerski technique at the Bodington Cycle Circuit, Brownlee Centre in Leeds. Or join our Level 2 intermediate group to improve, or transfer advanced skills from snow to roller skis.

The Cycle Circuit and the attached Brownlee Centre, named after the British triathletes Alistair and Jonny, is located in the outskirts of Leeds. It has a mile of excellent tarmac and is a cente for roller skiing, cycling and triathlon.

This will be our first course in Leeds, and in fact our first ever course in the North of England. We look forward to visiting the city and putting a whole new group of people through their paces on roller skis! We will also be running a biathlon course on the same day, details are here.

   

We meet by the van, just outside the main centre building.

Information -
Postcode - LS16 8NA, directions here
Parking - free
Facilities - toilets and changing facilities in the main building, the Brownlee Centre

Nearest Train: Leeds, then Bus 1 towards Holt Park, alight at Otley Road Cemetery.

 

Booking
LEEDS
1-day rollerski course: including equipment - £87
Day
Shoe size (UK)

Excluding equipment - £72

Day
  Student / youth discount, see here.

 

     
     

 

The beginners' course takes you through the basics of both skating and classic rollerski technique. We help you to develop good balance on rollerskis, and for beginners we go through the basic 'gears' of classic and skating techniques.

The skating part of the day takes you through the essential elements of the three skating 'gears' - skate 1, skate 2 and skate 3 as well as stopping and turning. On classic you will go through the gears of diagonal stride, kick double pole and double poling. We work hard to develop good balance and body positions, with a number of drills and exercises. After the course, you can join your local cross-country ski club (see next para).

Our Level 2 course will focus on refining technique, and we bring in a lot more exercises for developing technique, on skating and classic rollerskis. These courses are suitable for recreational and racing skiers interested in advancing technically. Skiers from clubs such as the Yorkshire Dales Cross-Country Ski Club, Manchester Cross-Country Ski Club and the Tyneside Loipers are particularly welcome on this course.

For beginners, 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.

The course is from 10.00-16.00 and you can start to get the equipment from 09.45. Sandwiches and snacks are included. We meet in the main carpark by our 'rollerski van'. You can also sign up to just part of the day here.

 

Before you come -

Please bring gloves with you, and a filled in Safety Questionnaire (if you don't have a printer don't worry, we have spares).

Classic vs Skating | Testimonials

See also - Yorkshire Dales Cross-Country Ski Club

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

     
     

OUR INSTRUCTORS
IAIN
KATYA

JORDAN
STEPH
ALAN
POSY

     
     

We train people for all kinds of cross-country ski challenges, including expeditions such as the Walk-the-Walk Arctic challenge, cross-country ski holidays and marathons (right), and rollerski races.

In Leeds we also running a biathlon (roller skiing and shooting) course, see here.