How to learn to skate

Skate Norfolk committed to helping everyone to skate safely

We try to teach everyone the safest way to get up and learn to walk on skates.  

Firstly, let thank about why people fall over on skates.  The main reason is they try to walk normally and this means their heel and rea wheels touch the floor first.  They need to be shown that skaters need to have a stamping action so all 4 wheels hit the floor at the same time.  The Skate Norfolk method does this.  

So as we show skaters and their parents how to fit skate we also show both of them the correct way to get up.  Kneel with 1 leg up, so 1 skate is n all 4 wheels.  Put 2 hands on your knee and push up.  

Last balance is about standing up straight so we get skaters to walk around with small step on the spot.  If they do not roll forwards or backwards they are balanced.  

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