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.
> I am a 43 year old newbie to skating in the UK (Nottingham). Just
> get "past it" I want to learn to skate properly and would like to
> class where I can avoid picking up bad habits before a) it's too late
> I skate into a car or similar. Can anyone here recommend a
> where I can do basic training and I MEAN basic!
> John T
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