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Are you ready to roll with Skater’s Quest in 2017?

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary in 2017!
We are excited to be celebrating our 20th Anniversary of teaching inline skating in the Washington, DC Metro area.  We certainly look forward to celebrating with you on skates this season!

Whether you’ve never inline skated before or want to challenge yourself by training for and skating a half marathon, come on out and join us!  Our highly trained certified instructors are excited to help you achieve your health and fitness goals through inline skating.  We have all the equipment that you need – (inline skates, helmets & protective equipment) for you to borrow at all lessons for free!    So, if you’ve never taken an inline skating lesson before, what’s stopping you?

What follows are our regularly scheduled Group Lessons and Events.  As always, if our scheduled doesn’t match yours, let us know your interests and we will do our best to put together a customized program for you and your friends, family, neighbors, etc.


FREE LEARN TO INLINE SKATE CLINIC
During the Skater’s Quest FREE Learn to Inline Skate Clinics, you will learn the basics of inline skating including the proper use of your protective gear, how to get moving and how to use that heel brake to stop.  Supervised practice time is built in. This program is perfect for those who have never tried inline skating or for those that would like to get back to the basics.  Take a test drive in Rollerblade brand skates and protective gear!

  • FREE Learn to Inline Skate Clinic
  • Date: April 1, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Location: Jones Point Park, Alexandria, VA
  • Cost: FREE
  • Skate Rental: FREE
  • Pre-Register: HERE

GROUP LESSONS
Improve your skills with a professional instructor and a friendly group of people just like you.  In our Group Lessons you will develop knowledge, confidence, and skills, so you can enjoy the endless freedom that skating has to offer. These lessons follow our progression of skills.  Group Lessons are limited to 10 students so registration is required.

Inline Skates and Protective Equipment (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads & knee pads) are available to use during our Group Lessons for FREE.  If you will need to borrow skates, please let us know your shoe size in advance.

Register for one lesson at a time or sign up for multiple Group Lessons at once and receive a discount!  Options are:

  • Single (1) Group Lesson: $25
  • Two (2) Group Lessons: $45
  • Three (3) Group Lessons: $65
  • Four (4) Group Lessons: $85
  • Five (5) Group Lessons: $100
    Please note that we must know your available dates in advance. Scroll down to learn about our 20th Anniversary Special.  

Adult Group Lessons
All Adult Group Lessons are on Saturdays 10:00-11:00 AM at Jones Point Park in Alexandria, VA except for the Trail Skates (T3 & T4).   The following is our complete list of Group Lessons and dates:

  • Stopping Skills Review: Dust off the winter cobwebs and review multiple stopping skills
    • April 1
    • June 17
  • Hill Management: Learn how to conquer hills while inline skating. This includes skills for both going up and down hills.
    • April 8
  • Beginner 1 (B1): Stride I, Heel Stop, A-Frame Turn
    • April 22
    • May 20
  • Beginner 2 (B2): Forward Swizzle, Grass Stop, Parallel Turn
    • April 29
    • May 27
  • Beginner 3 (B3): Spin Stop, Linked Parallel Turns
    • June 3
  • Balance (BAL): Balance Drills on and off skates
    • May 6
    • June 10
  • Trail 1 (T1): Stride II, T-Stop
    • May 20
    • July 8
  • Trail 2 (T2) [Forward Skills Review]: Fun review of B1, B2, B3 & T1
    • June 10
    • July 15
  • Trail 3 (T3): Trail Skating (maximum distance 6 miles)
    • May 27 on W&OD in Arlington, VA
    • July 22 on W&OD in Arlington, VA
  • Turning Skills Review: Review multiple turning skills.
    • June 24
  • Trail 4 (T4): Trail Skating (minimum distance 6 miles)
    • July 29 on W&OD in Vienna, VA
  • Street Skating: Learn how to use inline skating skills on the streets & build confidence to join the Friday Night Skate in Washington, DC.
    • June 3

We recommend the following Group Lesson Session grouping options to maximize your fun (and save you some money, too):

April Skill Review Session [$45.00]
– April 1: Stopping Skills Review
– April 8: Hill Management

April Beginner Session [$85.00]
– April 22: Beginner 1 (B1) – Stride 1, Heel Stop, A-Frame Turn
– April 29: Beginner 2 (B2) – Forward Swizzle, Grass Stop, Parallel Turn
– May 6: Balance (BAL) – Balance drills on and off skates
– May 20: Trail 1 (T1) – Stride II, T-Stop

April Beginner Session Plus [$100.00]
– April 22: Beginner 1 (B1) – Stride 1, Heel Stop, A-Frame Turn
– April 29: Beginner 2 (B2) – Forward Swizzle, Grass Stop, Parallel Turn
– May 6: Balance (BAL) – Balance drills on and off skates
– May 20: Trail 1 (T1) – Stride II, T-Stop
– May 27: Trail 3 (T3) – Trail Skate (maximum distance 6 miles)

May Beginner Session [$85.00]
– May 20: Beginner 1 (B1) – Stride 1, Heel Stop, A-Frame Turn
– May 27: Beginner 2 (B2) – Forward Swizzle, Grass Stop, Parallel Turn
– June 3: Beginner 3 (B3) – Spin Stop, Linked Parallel Turns
– June 10: Balance (BAL) – Balance drills on and off skates

June Skill Review Triple Session [$65.00]
– June 10: Trail 2 (T2) [Forward Skills Review]: Fun review of B1, B2, B3 & T1
– June 17: Stopping Skills Review
– June 24: Turning Skills Review

July Trail Session [$85.00]
– July 8: Trail 1 (T1) – Stride II, T-Stop
– July 15: Trail 2 (T2) [Forward Skills Review]: Fun review of B1, B2, B3 & T1
– July 22: Trail 3 (T3) – Trail Skate on W&OD (maximum distance 6 miles)
– July 29: Trail 4 (T4) – Trail Skate on W&OD (minimum distance 6 miles)

July Trail Double Session [$45.00]
– July 22: Trail 3 (T3) – Trail Skate on W&OD (maximum distance 6 miles)
– July 29: Trail 4 (T4) – Trail Skate on W&OD (minimum distance 6 miles)

Please let us know if we can help you put together your personal lesson plan!

Kids Only! Group Lessons
These Group Lessons are only for Kids aged 5-12. No adults allowed! Inline skating skills are reinforced with fun games.

Skill goals in the Kids Only! Group Lesson Session include: Using Protective Gear, Standing Up, March Forward, Dip, Stride 1, Heel Stop, A-Frame Turn, Forward Swizzles, 1-Foot Glide, 1/2 Swizzles

The Kids Only! Group Lesson dates at Jones Point on Saturdays 10:00-11:00 AM are:

  • April 22
  • April 29
  • May 20
  • May 27
  • June 3
  • July 15

We recommend the following Group Lesson Session grouping options for consistency and to maximize your fun (and save you some money, too):

April Kids Only! Double Session [$45.00]
– April 22
– April 29

May Kids Only! Double Session [$45.00]
– May 20
– May 27

Kids Only! Monthly Session [$85.00]
– April 22 or April 29
– May 20 or May 27
– June 3
– July 15

To learn more and to register for inline skating Group Lessons with Skater’s Quest, please visit our website at skatersquest.com.

 


PRIVATE LESSONS
If you would prefer the convenience and comfort of a private lesson, we can certainly help you!  One-on-one lessons are super beneficial as your instructor is solely focused on you and your skills.  The pace of the class moves at your speed and the lesson is custom designed for your abilities and goals.  Private Lessons can also be scheduled a time and location that is more convenient for you and your calendar.

Private Lessons are scheduled for 1-hour and are $60.00 for one person.  If you’d like a Private Lesson for your family, friends or co-workers, just at $30.00 for each additional person.

Contact us to schedule your private lesson!

 


FITNESS INLINE TRAINING (FIT) PROGRAM
Are you in need of some motivation to push yourself?  The Skater’s Quest FIT Program is just for you.  The mileage goal is to complete the 13.1 mile, 1/2 Marathon at the Skate of the Union on Sunday, July 3rd (but participating in the event is not required).  The cost is only $100.00 for the 8-week session and our kick-off is on Saturday, April 29th.  We will provide you the tools to train on your own, however, will provide weekly training sessions so that you can train with your team.  Improve your skills and learn how to skate in a paceline.  This program is definitely the most bang for your well-earned buck plus you get a discount on your Skate of the Union registration!

** NEW FOR 2017 **
Supersize your training with Nutrition Services, Injury Prevention Assessments and Personal Training at Arlington’s Coaching-Training & Injury Center (ArCTIC)!  Add only what you need or save money and sign up for the entire package and save.  Learn about all options on our webpage: http://www.skatersquest.com/wp/lessons/fit-program/


20th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
But wait, there’s more!  To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, after your first program of $60 or more, all students will receive a $20 discount on their next program this season. For example, register to take a Beginner Group Lesson Session and receive a $20 discount when you register for your next program.   Take a private lesson, and get a $20 discount on your second private lesson.  Let us know if we can help put together the perfect training plan for your ability level and goals (and to save money too).  Let’s celebrate together on skates!


SKATE OF THE UNION 2017
Skate of the Union is the USA’s premier all-skating weekend in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area that has skating activities for all types of wheels (inline, roller, longboard & skateboard) and ability levels from beginner clinics and demos to professional competitive races.  Proceeds from the Skate of the Union benefit DC Inner City Excellence.

Celebrate Olympic Day at Skate of the Union! From May 15-July 15, millions of people in more than 160 countries will celebrate Olympic Day commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games (June 23, 1894).  Olympic Day’s mission is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values – excellence, friendship and respect – and the three Olympic Day pillars – move, learn and discover – in every corner of the globe.

Weekend Activities Include:

– Friday, June 30 – Friday Night Skate around the Monuments and Post Skate Social in Washington, DC (hosted by Washington Area Roadskaters)

– Sunday, July 2 – Skate of the Union Races
5K, Fun Roll, ½ Marathon & Full Marathon at the RFK Memorial Stadium Grand Prix Race Track in Washington, DC
Activities will be added so we recommend that you visit our website regularly!  Learn more and register at http://www.skateoftheunion.org.

 


We look forward to celebrating our 20th Anniversary with you on skates very soon!

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