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

Course Dates

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 consecutive weeks of weekly, one-hour classes to get you rolling confidently. In this 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

Holborn House Community Centre, 35 Emerald St, London WC1N 3QW

Nearest stations:
Holborn (8 min walk)
Russel Square (8 min walk)

No on-site parking available. Bicycles can be left in reception at your own risk.

Find us:
Entrance to Holborn House Community Centre is on the pedestrianised alleyway on the north end of Emerald Street (off Lamb's Conduit Street).

When you arrive at the glass doors press the Emerald Hall button on the intercom panel to the right of the front door. Please be patient as we may be instructing a class. Once you enter reception head down the stairs to your left.

Dinking water refill, changing rooms and lockers are available.

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.

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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.