Learn Inline Skating with City of Sacramento Classes!

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Skaters cross street after a July 2003 Monday Night Skate.

Why Skate?

Lots of fun!

Enjoy skater friends!

Great low impact aerobic exercise!

Burn 570 calories an hour!

Improve your balance!

Improve your bone strength!

Bring back/intensify your childhood!


Beginning lessons. Learn:

Wearing pads.

Falling safely.

The duck walk.

The ready position.

Stopping with the heel brake.

Striding and Gliding.


Other useful techniques.

Location of Skating Lesson - See Red Skates on Map Below:

Land Park Map

Note that the Lessons will be near 12th Avenue in Group Areas 20 and 21.

More complete Directions:

More complete Land Park map:

To get to Group Area (GA) 20 and 21 turn east on 12th Avenue off Riverside Boulevard.  Go about 150 yards east of Riverside Boulevard on 12th Avenue to the one-way unnamed street that runs south and parallel to 12th Avenue.  This one-way street will be closed on class days.  Park your car on 12th Avenue.  Walk east on the one way street about 50 yards.  This is where the skating lessons will be.  See the red skates on the map above.  


Protective gear - wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and a helmet must be worn.

All participants must wear wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and a helmet. This equipment must be purchased; as far as I know, skates and protective gear can no longer be rented in Sacramento, except for use in skating rinks.

You can try skating equipment and inline skates in a skating rink at a reasonable price before you buy your own equipment.

When you buy skates make sure they fit.  It is good to try them out in the store to make sure they are comfortable.  The wheels should roll easily.  I like The Sports Authority and Big 5. For online shopping, I like www.inlinewarehouse.com/

Class Lesson price: (per student) $25.


Scheduled 2007 Class Dates:

April 7, May 12, June 16, July 21,

August 18, September 15, October 20.

All classes:


10:30 a.m. to Noon.


More information:

Instructor: Bernard E. Scoville,

International Inline Skating Association

and United Skate Schools Group

Certified Instructor. More info:

http://www.sacramentoskating.com/ ,


This program is coordinated by the City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation - 916-808-6060.  

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