Meet David, whose childhood passion has opened doors.
Tell us a little about yourself and how you got introduced to the world of skating.
"I usually go by Dave although I respond to most eye contact and/or intent :) I got my first skates for Christmas when I was about eleven years old. Little did I know this was the start of a new passion. However, as adult life set in, skating took a back seat. The silver lining of the worldwide lockdowns meant I was able to focus a bit more on my hobby. Inline skating once again became a huge part of my life and thanks to the internet I was able to refresh my skills, which finally lead to teaching others myself. This is what lead me to sign up for the ICP level 1 course."
What are your thoughts on the course:
"I found ICP to be a very good fit for how I wanted to teach with an emphasis on both fun and safety to provide a better environment in which to learn. I feel privileged to be able to share my passion with those I teach and...
Newly certified ICP Instructor Sabine shares her thoughts about the course.
"Well - I loved it! I am passionate about skating and getting things right, this is exactly what the course made me do! It was fantastic to meet other people from around the world with the same drive.
For someone who has no experience with an online platform, I had to learn as much about that as I had to learn about skating, which was an added challenge. However, with the help of my examiners, I managed and passed my exam with flying colours!
I enjoyed the way we learned to build a lesson. That was great! It helps me build every lesson. I’m sure this will come in very handy for all my lessons in the future and is hugely appreciated!"
What are my next steps?
I am in the process of joining Asha Kirkby’s team 'Skatefresh' and am looking forward to working forward to the Level 2 course.
The Smart Skate Parent Program is an online learning course for parents to help their child learn to inline skate without the parent having to have the skills themselves.
Its for parents who see the benefit and value of inline skating but never had the chance to learn and do it themselves.
We understand this and see that the notion that the parent needing to understand and be capable in inline skating before they can teach or help their child learn how to inline skate should not be the case.
With the COVID 19 happening around the world, we see a shift in primary education where many parents are dreading the fact of going to school, meeting up in big crowds or going to a public facility to join a class. That is also why we believe the Smart Skate Parent Program is essential to help families provide fun and safe activities while navigating these uncertain times.
In the Smart Skate Parent Program you will gain access to:
1. 8 x 2,5 min videos highlighting...