Level 1 - Absolute Beginners - 1 Hour Class - Hackney


Venue: Hackney, East London. The Bridge Academy, Laburnum St, London E2 8BA.  6 minute walk from Haggerston Station.

Skill Level 1: Over 18s who are brand new to roller skating.

Got your own skates? Made it as far as putting them on before getting the fear? Want a refresher on the foundation skills of skating?

Join us for a jam-packed one hour roller skating class where you'll get rolling and meet the Roll Happy instructors. This class is right for you if you’re an absolute beginner, you're skating for the first time, or have bought skates but haven’t skated in them yet. If you'd like a refresher on skating basics or maybe you've been to the rink and want to start learning with the guidance of a teacher, this class is also right for you. 

In our one hour class we will teach you to safely skate forwards, backwards and stop in a safe and inclusive indoor space with a fun soundtrack and laughs - we’re not called Roll Happy for nothing ;)

What you’ll learn:

  • How to roller skate forwards.
  • How to roller skate backwards.
  • How to stop.
  • How to wear your protective kit for safety.
Make sure you bring

You must bring your own quad roller skates, protective wrist guards and knee pads. We are unable to teach you without these for your safety.

Requirements to protect our floors:

  • Wheels must not be harder than 99A
  • Jam plugs or toe stops are required

If you haven't replaced or removed any parts of your skates they will meet the above requirements.

Helmets and elbow pads are encouraged but not mandatory.

Wear something you're comfortable to move freely in, glitter and disco vibes are always welcome.

Bring a refiallable water bottle, all our venues have water refill stations.

Find the venue

The Bridge Academy Laburnum St, London E2 8BA

Nearest station:
Haggerston overground (7 min walk)

There is free car and cycle parking available at the venue.

The metal carpark gate is behind the school on Labernum Street (to the left of reception if you’re approaching the school from Kingsland Rd). Press the intercom button at the metal carpark gate and you'll be buzzed in. Once you’ve parked up exit back through the gate and walk around to the main reception.

Find us:
When you arrive at the Bridge Academy head to the main reception on the corner of Labernum St and Haggerston Rd. Reception will sign you in and point you in the right direction.

Any problems call reception on 020 7749 5240 or the Duty Manager on 07497 382747

Read our waiver

Please note that you participate in one of our classes at your own risk.

Read our waiver here. By booking a session with us you are agreeing to the t’s & c’s in our waiver.

Roll Happy T’s and C’s

Please make sure you are able to attend the course you book as we are unable to provide refunds. You can read our refund policy here.

We cannot offer catch up classes if you miss a session, but we will always do our best to recap on any content that you may have missed.

Unfortunately you can’t join a class if you are, or suspect you are pregnant or postnatal due to the risk of falling.

We may take photographs and videos at our classes. If you would prefer not to be filmed or don’t want us to use your image for promotional purposes just let us know.