The classic course takes you through the essential elements of the three classic 'gears' - diagonal stride, kick double pole and double poling. It will get you into good habits on classic rollerskis.
The skating course works on the three different 'skating' gears, and a lot of time is devoted to getting the balance and the skating feeling with the legs. On both courses you will also learn how to stop and slow down, and generally roller ski safely in public. You will work on weight transfer and developing good glide and balance, doing a variety of games and drills.
On both courses, the first 4 weeks focus on technique, while the 5th week is more geared to training, but still with some technique.
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 11.00-12.30 for the first 4 weeks, and the fifth week is an introduction to the club 'training group' at the earlier time of 09.00-10.50. We meet on Gore Road, just outside the park, and we have a vehicle where you can leave belongings.
After the course we hope you will join our training group which meets every Sunday morning in Victoria Park, and also every Tuesday evening and Saturday morning in Hyde Park. For more information, see here.
Our Victoria Park instructor, Adam, is a Snowsport England Level 3 rollerski instructor. He works as a teacher in East London, and was a member of the Polish biathlon (cross-country skiing and shooting) team. He is also available for private lessons on Sunday afternoons in Victoria Park, you can email him - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 / skating.
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