Inline skating is one of the safest sports around, with major injury
rates lower than other common sports such as baseball and
bicycling. One reason for this is skaters often wear
protective gear. Another and equally important reason that
reduces injury rates is that many skaters take a lesson before they
The reality is that skating is not
very intuitive. It is not natural to use the heel brake and
most skaters do not automatically skate in an efficient
manner. Frankly, if you put time and money into purchasing
skates you should also put a bit more into learning the sport properly.
The International Inline Skating Association created a professional
instructor certification program called the Inline Certification
Program (ICP). The instructor program in North America is
now operated by the Skate
Instructors Association. All geographic areas
outside North America are now handled by the Inline Certification Program.
If you are an advanced skater and
looking for help in improving your form, consider joining a skate club or
racing team in your area.
of the Road
Whether you are a beginner skater or
an advanced skater, you should still remember to pay attention to the
of the Road for skaters.
a Certified Instructor
To become a Certified Skating
Instructor in North America please contact the Skate
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