•SKATING RULES OF THE ROAD•
from the International In-line Skating Association
ü Always wear protective gear: helmet, wrist/elbow/knee pads.
ü Master the basics: moving, stopping, and turning.
ü Maintain equipment: replace worn brakes and rotate wheels.
ü Obey all traffic regulations (example: stop for stop lights/signs).
Skaters have the same obligations as any wheeled vehicle.
ü Control your speed. Avoid water, oil, and sand.
ü Watch for road hazards. Avoid heavy traffic.
ü Skate on the right, pass on the left. Call out, “passing on your left.”
ü Always yield to pedestrians.
ü Be a good-will ambassador for in-line skating
•BASIC BEGINNER SKATE TIPS •
N.B.: •Always practice on a flat, smooth surface.
•Always control your speed in a manner consistent with your skill and the terrain.
•Assume Ready Stance: Skates shoulder width apart, knees bent, head up, hands in front, and slight pressure on heels.
•Scissor Your Skates: Move skate with heel brake forward.
•Apply Brake: Lift toe gradually and put firm pressure on brake.
•Assume Ready Stance (see above).
•Angle Your Skates: Form a “V” with the back wheels touching.
•Begin Walking Forward: Once moving forward, put weight on one leg and bend knee while pushing and extending the other leg at an angle to the side. Glide while bringing skates back together. Alternate pushing and weight-bearing legs to skate forward.
•Increase Stroke Width: The wider your stroke, the faster you go.