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How to Roller Skate : How to Start Roller Skating

How to Roller Skate : How to Start Roller Skating


Hi I’m Rachel Cook on behalf of Expert Village
and today I am here to talk about roller skating, about how to start and then how to get going.
So the first things that you need to know is don?t be a robot that’s always the first
time skater?s biggest mistake. They stiffen up and become like a robot, but what they
need to do is relax and get comfortable on the skates. Always make sure that the skates
feel good on your feet, ask yourself are they to lose, are they to tight? Your skates should
always fit just right. Then what you need to do is get into a stance where your knees
are slightly bent, absolutely do not lock your knees that is the biggest danger in a
first time skater. If you do lock up your knees then you well undoubtedly fall so be
prepared to fall. It doesn’t hurt the worst part about it is the fear of falling that’s
way worse than the fall itself. So what you will need to do is get into a comfortable
stance. Make sure that your knees are not locked and then slowly push off with whichever
leg is not your dominate leg. Your dominate leg is usually the same as your dominate hand,
not always but usually. The dominate leg will be the one that you feel most comfortable
with skating on for long periods of time. So start off and get comfortable, figure out
your dominate leg and then push off with the other leg. For me it’s my left so I would
push off with my dominate leg, moving slowly with my right. Then when you get comfortable
with this bring your left leg back to the ground and then slowly push off with your
dominate leg this is how you move forward. Don’t be afraid, make sure that you are comfortable
with your stance and that your knees are not locked at any time. Often when roller blading,
it helps to have your arms bent a little bit and not straight at your sides. Just feel
comfortable and get a rhythm started moving forward, it’s quite simple really.

53 comments

I learnt by my dad pushing me down a hill in his 5 sizes too big roller skates and I am fine. Wait is that child abuse

Is this the same as incline ( those are the only skates I had as a kid an I wanted roller skates cause there cute :p)

I should've watched this before I went roller skating…..huge bruise on my knee but it was worth it! I went ice skating before so I was assuming it would be just like ice skating (I haven't went ice skating in a few years though so that's probably why I couldn't do it…)

so helpful. My daughter watched this video and found it very helpful. She worked on what she saw in the video and it made her so much better!

I'm if it's cuz I play basketball and I got good balance but I learnt how to do this first time I didn't even fall this video was very easy to understand

how to start roller skating on rink because I was try to roller skating on rink then I get scared so I was losing my balance on rink last time I was at Smyrna Roller skating Rink center? please let me know before next Friday by write it on comments on Youtube or e-mail me back. my e-mail address are [email protected]

I haven’t roller skate in years I brought these cool skate.
And I put them on and it was a work out, they felt very heavy .
I must be weak in the legs.
But I am excited.
Thank you .

Ok so the first time I skated I didn’t even have a clue how to and no one ever told me how so my friend was trying to push me expecting me to suddenly learn or something so Im here learning how to so my friend won’t push me one like= one respect

I’ve been skating for two years now, but I can’t push forward at all, I have to push and I still fall on my ass, 24 months I’ve been skating, I still can’t do anything without falling

I wish videos like these were around when I was a kid. I haven't been on skates since I was 15 and sprained my wrist. I'm about to turn 56 and have always wanted to know how to skate…but I'm probably too old now.

My problem is worse lol I used to skate perfectly but it's been 10 years lol decided to do it again and I forgot how do u think I'll remember fast like my mind knows how but my feet forgot it's like writing with ur other hand

I saw her push off with her right leg, but she said she is going to push off with her left leg. I am confused which is her dominant leg. Have i misinterpreted? Please guide.

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