improve your skating skills? There
are a number of options for everyone from absolute beginners to
advanced skaters to attend Skate Camps and Clinics.
Some of these are sort of traveling
clinics that (you hope) will come to a city near you.
Others are set dates and held in tourist
locations so that you can essentially arrange a vacation around
learning to skate or improving your skills.
Following are a number of the well-known
Camps and Clinics:
camps, run by Zephyr Inline Skate Tours, are designed for beginner and
advanced beginner skaters. Even
if you have never put skates on your feet before, Zephyr’s professional
instructors will take you through the basics and help you learn the
great sport of skating. Camp
Rollerblade is oriented towards adults but kids are welcome with a
Breakawayskate Speed Clinics
Publow, who used to skate for the Canadian inline team, puts on a
handful of weekend clinics each year in the United States and Canada. Barry is an incredibly
thorough and well-published advocate of the Double Push, which is one
of his favorite topics. These
clinics are for advanced skaters.
Eddy Matzger Workshops
racer Eddy Matzger puts on three-day skating clinic in cities across
the United States and in other countries.
The clinics are geared towards advanced
skaters (most participants have five-wheeled skates) and cover all
aspects of proper skating technique.
Eddy is beloved by his workshop
attendees and always gets good reviews.
Experts in Speed
workshops are also for advanced skaters. Run by Sebastian Baumgartner,
these German-language workshops are held in several cities in Germany
including Bonn, Frankfurt, and Hamburg.
Sebastian and his group also runs a
“camp” in October on the island of Sardinia that includes lodging.