To join the National Skate Patrol
you must meet the following qualifications:
Skating Skills An
intermediate level of skating ability and the endurance to skate 15
miles. Patrollers must be stable and confident skaters.
Age Requirement A
minimum of 16 years of age required for insurance coverage.
Commitment to Safety
Creating a safe environment for all skaters.
Teaching Skills A
strong desire to teach the basics of beginning skating by helping
others to learn in a fun environment.
Willing to promote actions that will help inspire skaters to skate
responsibly including the pledge to wear full protective gear,
including helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads and a heel brake
while on duty for the National Skate Patrol.
A friendly, outgoing personality and strong communication skills.
become a patroller, you must successfully complete a National Skate
Patrol Clinic. The clinic requires the candidate to have an overall
passing score which includes a Written Test, Teaching Skills Practical,
and Skating Skills Test. In addition to the endurance skill listed
above, the skating skills include the following:
Required Skating Skills
* Proper demo of Ready Position
* Forward Skating (V-Walk & Stride I)
* Forward to Backward & Backward to Forward Transitions
* Backwards Skating
* Heel Stop
* Alternate Stop (ie. Spin Stop, T-Stop)