Level 1 - Learn to Roller Skate - 6 Week Course - Hackney

Course Dates

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 new to roller skating or want to build confidence on their wheels.

Got your own roller skates? Made it as far as putting them on before getting the fear?

Join us for a fun-packed 6 weeks of weekly, one-hour classes to get you rolling confidently. In our Learn to Skate course our instructors will teach you to roller skate forwards, backwards and stop in a safe and inclusive indoor space. We’ll also answer any questions you have about how to start roller skating, including how to fall safely and basic skate maintenance.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to wear your protective kit and roller skates for safety.
  • How to roller skate forwards and backwards.
  • How to stop.
  • How to fall safely.
  • Changing direction, turning corners and avoiding obstacles.
  • Maybe a cheeky spin or dance move so you can show off at the roller disco.
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.