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Elect to Skate with Skater’s Quest in 2016

It’s an election year but we suggest that you take a break from the debates and go outside to inline skate with us!

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!

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.

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

  • Backward Skills Review: Backwards Skating & Transitions
    • April 2
  • Forward Skills Review: Fun review of B1, B2, B3 & T1
    • April 9
    • June 25
  • Beginner 1 (B1): Stride I, Heel Stop, A-Frame Turn
    • April 16
    • May 14
  • Beginner 2 (B2): Forward Swizzle, Grass Stop, Parallel Turn
    • April 23
    • May 21
  • Balance (BAL): Balance Drills on and off skates
    • April 30
    • May 28
  • Trail Prep 1 (T1): Stride II, T-Stop
    • May 7
    • June 4
  • Trail 3 (T3): Trail Skating (maximum distance 6 miles)
    • June 11 on W&OD
  • Trail 4 (T4): Trail Skating (minimum distance 6 miles)
    • June 18 on W&OD

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

Spring Cleaning (Skills Review) Double Session [$45.00]
– April 2: Backward Skills Review
– April 9: Forward Skills Review

Beginner April Session [$85.00]
– April 16: Beginner 1 (B1) – Stride 1, Heel Stop, A-Frame Turn
– April 23: Beginner 2 (B2) – Forward Swizzle, Grass Stop, Parallel Turn
– April 30: Balance (BAL) – Balance drills on and off skates
– May 7: Trail 1 (T1) – Stride II, T-Stop

Beginner May Session [$85.00]
– May 14: Beginner 1 (B1) – Stride 1, Heel Stop, A-Frame Turn
– May 21: Beginner 2 (B2) – Forward Swizzle, Grass Stop, Parallel Turn
– May 28: Balance (BAL) – Balance drills on and off skates
– June 4: Trail Prep 1 (T1) – Stride II, T-Stop

Beginner May Session Plus [$100.00]
– May 14: Beginner 1 (B1) – Stride 1, Heel Stop, A-Frame Turn
– May 21: Beginner 2 (B2) – Forward Swizzle, Grass Stop, Parallel Turn
– May 28: Balance (BAL) – Balance drills on and off skates
– June 4: Trail Prep 1 (T1) – Stride II, T-Stop
– June 25: Forward Skills Review

Trail June Session [$85.00]
– June 4: Trail Prep 1 (T1) – Stride II, T-Stop
– June 11: Trail 3 (T3) – Trail Skate on W&OD (maximum distance 6 miles)
– June 18: Trail 4 (T4) – Trail Skate on W&OD (minimum distance 6 miles)
– June 25: Forward Skills Review

Trail June Double Session [$45.00]
– June 11: Trail 3 (T3) – Trail Skate on W&OD (maximum distance 6 miles)
– June 18: 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 9
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • May 7
  • May 14
  • May 21
  • May 28
  • June 4
  • June 18

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! Triple Session [$65.00]
– April 9
– April 16
– April 23

May Kids Only! Session [$85.00]
– May 7
– May 14
– May 21
– May 28

June Kids Only! Double Session [$45.00]
– June 4
– June 18

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

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 Race 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 Sunday, May 8th.  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!

** SPECIAL **
Register for the Spring FIT Program with a friend for $85.00 each!

SKATE OF THE UNION 2016
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 Special Olympics Virginia and the DC Inner City Excellence.

Celebrate Olympic Day at Skate of the Union! From May 31-July 4, 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, July 1 – Friday Night Skate around the Monuments and Post Skate Social in Washington, DC (hosted by Washington Area Roadskaters)

– Saturday, July 2 – Skate of the Union Grand Prix
Pro/Elite Criterium (45 min + 2 laps), 10K, 5K, Fun Roll & Olympic Day Skate, & Skateboard Races at the RFK Memorial Stadium Grand Prix Race Track in Washington, DC

– Sunday, July 3 – Skate of the Union Race
5K, 1-Lap Roll, Marathon & ½ Marathon at the Fairfax County Emergency Vehicles Driver Training Track in Chantilly, VA

– Monday July 4 – Independence Day 40-mile Skate on the W&OD Trail in Vienna, VA  (hosted by Washington Area Roadskaters)

– Monday July 4 – Fireworks Skate in Washington, DC (hosted by Washington Area Roadskaters)

Learn more and register at www.skateoftheunion.org.

We look forward to seeing you on skates soon!

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