Rolla Co-Founders and Coaches "Lulu" and "Bizzy" will be with you throughout the program. They have truly walked the path, and personally developed all the steps that have helped Rolla Skate Club teach THOUSANDS of new rollerskaters to shine.
Lulu and Bizzy bring a combined 30+ years of coaching, international roller derby competition, business expertise and community leadership.
How to avoid falling, and how to fall safely
How to STOP! Several different techniques for stopping and being in control on your skates at all times
Stride basics, bubbling, crossovers, and backwards skating
Tips for common challenges, as well as tips for "team turtle" - our slow and steady learners
Outdoor skating tips and tricks so you can handle outdoor obstacles with confidence -from pavement changes to bumps to curbs and hills
Sweet moves and tricks to level you up! Plus some dance moves and combos to rock out to.
I loved everything about this 101 course. The way things were explained was so easy to follow, and Lulu & Booty are such amazing instructors. Funny, and ...Read More
I loved everything about this 101 course. The way things were explained was so easy to follow, and Lulu & Booty are such amazing instructors. Funny, and encouraging - they recognize that everyone learns differently and really make an effort to ensure they support all levels. I’ve taken both in-person classes at Rolla, and this online one, and for me personally (I’m a slow learner), being able to pause and rewatch the instruction, and practice at my own pace was great. I can’t recommend this program highly enough!Read Less
I haven't completed all 6 weeks of the program yet, but I am loving it. I am an absolute "turtle" when it comes to skating and learning has been slow for me ...Read More
I haven't completed all 6 weeks of the program yet, but I am loving it. I am an absolute "turtle" when it comes to skating and learning has been slow for me but This course has set me on the right path for skating. I'm feeling more confident in the most basic skills and will refer back to these videos when I'm ready for the level up to advanced basics. 10/10 would highly recommend to any brand new skater or a beginner looking to up their skills.Read Less
Who is this meant for?
This program is perfect for complete beginners, skaters who are struggling with their new rollerskates, or anyone who skated at a rink as a kid, but never learned the basics -- like how to STOP! ;-)
What equipment do I need? Where do I skate?
A pair of rollerskates, and protective gear according to your personal preference (we recommend knee pads, wrist guards, and helmets for beginners). Ideally, you'll have a flat space to skate that's at least 5' x 5' or so, where you have internet access. Some of the videos are follow-along, designed to be living-room friendly. Others are designed to watch, and then go outside or to a parking garage to practice!
How much time should I plan to spend on this course?
Each week gives you at least two videos, about 12-15 minutes each. Parts of each video are to watch and/or follow along indoors, and parts will be to watch, and then go to a bigger space to practice. We recommend that you are practicing the skills at least once a week for 90 minutes (in which case you could do both videos at once) or twice per week for approx 60 minutes each time - including warm up and cool down. We also give you off skate homework to do in between skating practice :)
What kind of skates should I buy?
The million dollar question! We are not gear snobs; any pair of rollerskates will probably work fine! If you have vintage rollerskates, our Bonus Video will teach you how to safety check them. You might need to invest in new wheels to maximize your comfort and success. This course is not appropriate for rollerblades (inlines).
What if I don't like this program?
We think you will! But if you're not sure, we stand by our rock-solid guarantee. For this course, if you're not totally loving it, email us within 10 days of the course start date for a full refund.
How long do I have to access the material?
The program is designed to be completed in six weeks. Each week new course material and videos will be unveiled here on our learning platform! But you'll have access to all the materials for a full 365 days to keep practicing!