By Liz Miller
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
Due to lack of demand, I do not plan to schedule
regular group lessons in 2007.
East Bay Lessons by Appointment
About my lessons:
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.
- 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
specialize in teaching adults. For children under 7, see
my FAQ to prepare your youngster for skating
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
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
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
Lunges integrate a variety of key skating and fitness components
in a single off-skates exercise. They’re a great warmup too!
Level Beginner are You? - Identify your own learning potential before you
risk looking like a geek!
Your Stances - Posture and foot positioning are everything when
it comes to learning the basics.
Swizzles - Step by step, build up to the one skill featured in
all fitness skating programs (great for speed, too!).
Weather Skaters - The Great EsSkate attracted hundreds of avid
rollers for a weekend of fun and sun in Miami. See Liz's photos.
Skate For Health Day - On May 12, instructors across the US will
show newbies how skating is aerobic, low-impact, and fun.
Valley Trail, South - Enjoy fantastic vistas skating the converted
rail-trail next to the Ventura River.
Crossing - Online destinations where skaters congregate and find