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Skate Lessons 2007

By Liz Miller

Liz InstructingGet Rolling Skate School officially opens on May 1, when I plan to resume teaching in the East Bay Area from my Danville home base through the month of October. Due to lack of demand, I do not plan to schedule regular group lessons in 2007.

East Bay Lessons by Appointment

About my lessons:
  • Email is the best way to reserve due to my full time day job
  • I can offer loaner skates and protective gear in several adult sizes
  • I will require you to sign a waiver of liability and wear full protection
  • I will exchange cell phone numbers with you for lesson day communication
  • I specialize in teaching adults. For children under 7, see my FAQ to prepare your youngster for skating
Danville: Those who live close enough to meet me in Danville have the option of scheduling one or series of lessons at 6 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, or requesting an 11am or 1pm time slot on Fridays and weekends as long as the weather and my schedule allow. Read about my Danville Camp Rollerblade Weekend below.

Fremont: Because my Fremont lessons at Frank Fisher Park are the most popular, I plan to make a Saturday visit there about every three weeks to teach students who have scheduled a lesson with me beforehand. Those who have never tried skating before qualify to attend one of my free lessons on national “Skate for Health Day” in Fremont on May 12.

Northern East Bay: To serve more northern skaters, on the same weekends I drive to Fremont, I’ll be prepared to meet students on the delicious pavement of Miller Knox Memorial Park in Richmond. This is an undiscovered dream site for skating that people from Alameda to San Pedro should know about.

Reserve Your Lessons: Read important requirements and information on the Get Rolling Skate School page and check my Current Schedule. When you're done reviewing, click an enrollment link there (or here) to automatically receive my standard lesson-request form.

Join me at Camp Rollerblade

Weekend Camp: Are you a never-ever skater? Do you know one? Camp Rollerblade is the best and most fun option for learning to skate with other adult beginners in a safe environment. At Camp, new skaters safely learn how to brake, roll forward, turn, and more. In 2007 there are 17 weekend Camp Rollerblade weekends scheduled across the US, including the one I will host at Charlotte Wood Middle School in Danville on June 9 and 10.

Mini Vacation Camp: If you have time for a more intensive learning opportunity, I will also be instructing two five-day Camp Rollerblade vacations in the resort town of Hilton Head Island in May and again in October. Visit the Camp Rollerblade web site for complete details about either camp and to register to attend (no walk-in students will be accepted).

If you join me at any of the above opportunities, you may be ready to finish off the year with me on a fantastic skate tour in Florida. Designed for recent Camp Rollerblade graduates, Zephyr Adventures's Mini Skate Camp and Tour on December 6-8, 2007 is perfect for Advanced Beginners ready to join the lifestyle.

Other March 2007 Stories

bulletred picture Balance Lunges integrate a variety of key skating and fitness components in a single off-skates exercise. They’re a great warmup too!

bulletred picture What Level Beginner are You? - Identify your own learning potential before you risk looking like a geek!

bulletred picture Know Your Stances - Posture and foot positioning are everything when it comes to learning the basics.

bulletred picture Mastering Swizzles - Step by step, build up to the one skill featured in all fitness skating programs (great for speed, too!).

bulletred picture Fair Weather Skaters - The Great EsSkate attracted hundreds of avid rollers for a weekend of fun and sun in Miami. See Liz's photos.

bulletred picture National Skate For Health Day - On May 12, instructors across the US will show newbies how skating is aerobic, low-impact, and fun.

bulletred picture Ojai Valley Trail, South - Enjoy fantastic vistas skating the converted rail-trail next to the Ventura River.

bulletred picture Skater Crossing - Online destinations where skaters congregate and find information.