I need help please (UK)

I need help please (UK)

Post by John Thornle » Thu, 19 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I am a 43 year old newbie to skating in the UK (Nottingham). Just before I
get "past it" I want to learn to skate properly and would like to find a
class where I can avoid picking up bad habits before a) it's too late or b)
I skate into a car or similar. Can anyone here recommend a course/school
where I can do basic training and I MEAN basic!

sincerely
John T

 
 
 

I need help please (UK)

Post by roger_fretw.. » Thu, 26 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Hi John,

I actually learnt to skate in Nottingham, at the ice rink, when I was
working on a contract there.  Just go and ask at the front desk there
and they will find a teacher for you.  I think I paid about 9 pounds
for half an hour.  I had a lovely woman to teach me who patiently held
my hand week after week while I stumbled around the ice, but,
embarassingly, I cannot remember her name.  Ice skating is a bit
different to inline but the principles are much the same.

I am only a couple of years younger and have just learnt to skate in
the last couple of years, so it definitely can be done.  I haven't done
any formal training since my ice skating lessons, and have made great
progress on inline skates.  The only other thing that I would recommend
is that when you do go out on your inline skates, remember to use all
the available safety equipment, ie. knee pads, elbow pads, wrist pads
and helmet.  I am sure it hurts more to fall over as we get older.  It
definitely takes longer to recover.

Roger Fretwell



Quote:
> I am a 43 year old newbie to skating in the UK (Nottingham). Just
before I
> get "past it" I want to learn to skate properly and would like to
find a
> class where I can avoid picking up bad habits before a) it's too late
or b)
> I skate into a car or similar. Can anyone here recommend a
course/school
> where I can do basic training and I MEAN basic!

> sincerely
> John T

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I need help please (UK)

Post by Luca Cotta Ramusi » Fri, 27 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I am sure it hurts more to fall over as we get older.  It
>definitely takes longer to recover.

Hehe, roger that, Roger. 34 now, not exactly the sporty type, hurting
in places I didn't even know existed.

L.
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