Just for Kids
Special links compiled just for the younger skater, including events, camps and articles.
: Practice Makes Perfect (The Barbie)
She's everyone's favorite inline skater in this picture-book adventure, and now she's
coaching a group of younger girls.
Indoor skating with sessions open to all skaters as well as inline
hockey leagues, aggressive, parties, groups, speed skating & kid's camps.
Teaching Methods for Instructing Children
"People are often surprised when I tell them that I teach young children to speed
skate. They often gasp in amazement when I say that some of my students are as young as
five or six years old."
Join this group for their weekly Saturday skate around Battersea park,
south London, England. Great for kids, (or kids at heart), newbie's or
those just wanting to avoid roads, cars, hills and speed.
Extreme Inline Skate
Created by skaters for skaters, they have a chat room, buddy list sign up, skating terms
and a special section on how to do tricks.
Asked Questions about Kids Skating
IISA Instructor Certification Program Director Kris Simeone hosted a chat session about
kids and inline skating at MySportsGuru.com. If you know of a child who skates,
you'll want to read this.
Wheels? Will Travel
Whether you skate with your family, a friend, or alone, to get started you need to know
how, where and what to use. Find out here.
Helmets for Kids
The Bicycle Safety Institute provides guidelines on purchasing and fitting helmets for the
special needs of kids.
Safety - Its All in the Wrist
Of course you wear a helmet, but what else? Wrist guards help to prevent serious
hand and wrist injuries-make sure they're part of your skate gear.
Skating Safer than Skateboarding
According to one study, inline skaters suffer fewer serious injuries than
skateboarders. Those wearing helmets do even better.
In Minnesota, they offer of the most comprehensive list of specialized classes
I've seen: Basics, Cool Moves, Little Rollers, Kids Camps, Private,
Trails, Fitness, Hockey, Street, Ramp, Speed, Distance, Urban Freestyle, Dance
and Skate to Ski.
Here's a page with a fun skating story and an image of an inline skating character you can
print and color.
Find not only specialized classes for the younger skater, but Trail, Roller
Hockey, Street skating and camps from beginner to advanced.
Skate for Grades
Report cards with A's or Bs, gets you free admission to this TX skateboard park.
Tell your skate park about this deal and maybe they'll match it!
Drawn by a real skater, Skater Alex comic strips are suitable for all
Skater Survey Results
Here are the results of 383 respondents, revealing info. about skaters' use of safety gear
and injury type and frequency, by experience level, age and gender.
Skaters FAQs Buying Guide
Advice on selecting new, used and kids skates, based on skating style, price
and breaking system. Finish off with a checklist to take to the store.
Teaching Children how to Speed
Provided here are specifics on how to be successful in teaching a young person how to
speed skate, as well as guidelines for teaching a person of any age.
Formerly known as Team Phoenix, this aggressive in-line skate group promotes this stunt
team from California comprised of 10 skaters age 11-17.
This book is a great place for kids to start before strapping on skates. Safety is a
big concern and all kids pictured are properly geared with helmets and pads.
Go to roller hockey camp in one of seven locations in Virginia, Maryland &
Delaware. Day and
overnight camps and tournaments are hosted.