Your child’s skating journey will begin in learn to skate class. Classes are designed to take skating skills from basic skating across the rink to being able to skate forwards & backwards proficiently as well as perform basic jumps, spins and foot work.
In most lessons students will break into groups for 15-20 minutes.
We also hold a fun skate every term, and in term four skaters learn routines and a show piece for our annual Christmas Show.
We offer skaters as many opportunities as possible by running small mini squads during the year, which work on specific elements of skating such as Dance, Figures, Freestyle routines etc. At times we bring in other teachers who specialise in particular areas of the Artistic roller skating sport. The more skaters that can attend the better as they will learn valuable new skills.
Some students will decide during class that they would like to go on further with there skating and carry on into advanced classes, medal tests and possibly into federated competition, while others will be happy to just enjoy learning the basics of skating and the camaraderie that class brings.
Either way, we hope to be able to provide a happy and supportive learning environment for all skaters.
If you child decides that they would like to make skating their sport and are proficient then they can compete Regionally and Nationally in NZ Skating Federation competitions, but there are a few things you need to know, consider and do. Please visit our FAQ’s for more information.