Over 60 skaters and 4 coaches took part in the Speed Skate School January 2021
Children of all ages took the opportunity to get out of the sun and into some icy cold fun.
From Monday, 4 January to Friday, 22 January absolute skating beginners or those wanting to improve had the chance to learn from experienced coaches and their assistants.
It didn’t matter what your age or what your level, the coaches were there to help you learn. Based on photos and feedback from skaters and their parents it was clear that the children enjoyed themselves and can now call themselves skaters.
The session started with booting up and donning of helmets, followed by a few warm up exercises before entering the rink.
Each session started with practicing previous drills before progressing onto new skills. By the end of week 1, all skaters had learnt to skate, stop, turn and balance on one skate. By the end of the second week all skaters could weave between cones and balance on either skate. By the end of week 3 all skaters could speed up, slow down, turn left or right and maintain their balance at ever faster speeds.
All ‘Learn to Speed Skate’ children and have been invited to join the Sydney Wings Speed Skating Club to continue skating, keep fit and have even more fun.