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Wed 13th April - The inline skating industry needs you

There is nationwide shortage of instructors teaching, developing and promoting their sport. If you like the idea of flexible hours, the outdoor life or just want to develop your skating to instructor level think about the next Instructor Development Programme being held this May in London.

​UKISA launches 'CLASS' safety campaign for inline skating at National Inline Skating Week

​Thinking about getting into skating? Think first about CLASS

​Thu 14 - Get your skates on for the UK's first National Inline Skating Week

​From 9 to 15 May 2005 there will be inline skating events throughout the UK. Find out more about free introductory lessons and details on how you can join.
More on UKISA National Inline Skating Week

​Fri 15 - Irish skater joins May Instructor Development Programme

​Irish skating today took a step toward a more prominent skating future with the very first Irish application to join the IDP1 weekend on 28-30 May.  The best of (Irish) luck on the course!

​Tue 19 - "Hi, welcome to my office..."

​Six of the twelve places available for Instructor Development Programme course (28-30 May 2005) have now been filled.

The course runs over three days and is geared toward improving intermediate level skating and teaching techniques.

​Thu 14 - Get your skates on for the UK's first National Inline Skating Week

​Rollerskiing uses specialised long framed inline skates with two wheels and has all the benefits of cross-country skiing without the snow.  Rollerski London have now added three free introductory workshops around National Inline Skating Week.

Free rentals and tuition are available with pre-booking

Full NISW schedule

​Thu 5 - Life's a beach: three coastal towns join skating week

​Cardiff, Southampton and Swansea will be offering a combination of free lessons and group events during NISW. Seaside towns often have long promenades making them ideal for practising skating techniques or taking a scenic tour.

​Fri 6 - Carnival event adds some skate samba

​London skaters can now exhibit the exotic with a Saturday night carnival skate snaking through the capital's tourist hotspots. With Oxford street, Piccadilly Circus and Soho all on the agenda the skate-o-meter is stuck firmly on see and be seen.

The London chapter of skating week - known as the London Skate Festival - now has no fewer than twenty activities planned.

​Mon 9 - Get your skates on for skating week

​The first National Inline Skating Week begins today and includes a series of free lessons and events throughout the country.

Good luck and safe skating to all instructors, coordinators and skaters involved in the weeks activities.

​Tue 10 - London Skate Festival featured on TV

London regional news programme "London Tonight" yesterday broadcast a high profile inline skating feature on ITV1.

The slot lasted several minutes publicising the free lessons and events taking place all week as part of London Skate Festival. The female presenter also mentioned that despite the UK having a predominantly female bias of skaters there was, oddly, a lack of women inline skating instructors in the UK.

Download the clips (from londonskatefestival.com)

For Windows media player 37 mb
For Quicktime 7.5 mb

​Thu 12 - Over 300 people have joined skating week so far

​Half way through skater week and with the bulk of events yet to come hundreds have already supported events around the country.

Earlier this week Glasgow skating instructor Don Morton hosted one of his biggest ever group classes and commented on the fact it featured a range of ages.

​Wed 18 - National Inline Skating Week a massive success

​Around 800 people took part in NISW activities last week making this not only the biggest ever UK skating event in history but also the first nationally coordinated one. Report to follow.

​Tue 24 - IDPI course almost full. IDP2 announced for August

​Skaters from around the UK and Ireland have registered for the first Instructor Development Programme of the year. There is just one space left for the May 2010 course.

The first Instructor Development Programme for intermediate to advanced skating instruction has been scheduled for 26 August.

More details on IDP1 and IDP2 courses

​Aug 2005 - Eleven new instructors qualify

​Our sincere congratulations to the eleven skaters, each achieving more than the required level on the level one Instructor Development Programme (IDP).

  • Tuikku Alaviitala
  • Phil Allwright
  • Edd Atcheson
  • Leo Bidwell
  • Mark Broadhurst
  • Brian Devlin
  • Melissa Garvey
  • Kaj o'Sullivan
  • Toby Ray
  • Jennifer Renoud
  • Kris Shea

Usually taking two days this was the first time the level one course was run over a three day period and it showed; the weekend culminated in having the highest ever average mark (85%) and of particular note was the very high standard of skating skills.

​15 Feb - New 'C Class' Instructor level introduced

​The demand for a more basic instructor standard has been met with the launch of a coach level qualification. The qualification costs £30 and will be available from May

​3 April - National Inline Skating Week announced

​From 15-21 there will be a wide range of skating activities for all abilities. Find out more about free introductory lessons and details on how you can join. Details will be updated over the coming weeks
More on UKISA National Inline Skating Week

​4 April - Glasgow and Edinburgh sign up again

​The two Scottish cities will feature in NISW with lessons and a social skate again available. Full info on the Skating Week page

​7 April - Coaches and instructors can qualify in May

​Skaters wishing to improve their skills and qualify as an inline skating instructor can now join the next course, taking place in just over a month.
A brand new Coach level qualification kicks off on 7 Maywhich also serves as an introduction to full IDP Instructor course
Dates are Sun 7 May for the Coaching course and 27 - Mon 29 May for IDP1.

Becoming a UKISA instructor

​11 April - Dragons bring their wheels

​Swansea and Cardiff will both be flying the Welsh flag during skating week with a combination of lessons and social skating

​13 April - K2 join UKISA National inilne Skating Week

​We are proud to announce a collaboration with K2 UK as part of Skating Week

Up for grabs will be a four pairs of top end mens and womens skates from their range. Twenty-five runners up will each receive K2 T-shirts.

​20 April - Another eighteen activities added to NISW 2014

​London and Southampton will again be offering lessons, group skates and even a rollerdisco event. For the first year running Southampton will also be holding it's own version of the famous Sunday Rollerstroll event.

Latest schedule for Skating Week 2015

​26 April - England against the rest of the world

​As part of NISW a special Rollersoccer match will be held in London on 21 May as England play a team from around the world.
You can turn up and watch or pre-register and play.

An additional match will take place at 6-7pm on 18 May at the same location, The session is free to first-timers or £8 otherwise.

More on London Rollersoccer

​13 May - Skating Week featured in The Times 

​A welcome boost guaranteed to raise awareness for our week of skating has come in the form of a feature in Body & Soul section of today's Times newspaper. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Cardiff and London all get a mention.

National Inline Skating Week is a week long series of lessons and events aimed at getting people rolling in various cities around the UK.

​15 May - Get your skates on for Skating Week!

​As our week of skating begins we already have news of a success coming from Cardiff. Over twenty skaters attended the informal lesson last weekend including several first-time skaters.

If you live close to the south coast of Wales you can join the annual Mumbles to Swansea skate this coming weekend.

Good luck and safe skating to all instructors, coordinators and skaters involved in the weeks activities.

​17 May - A sweetener for new female instructors

​All women successfully completing the Instructor Development Programme (IDP) in 2014 will receive a repayment of £65 from their £265 course fee.

Around 60% of all students are female. Currently only 1 in 20 instructors in the UK are women.

The next IDP1 programme is in London on 23-25 May 2014

More on UKISA IDP programmes

​18 May - Is your job cramping your style?

​Try a career change as a skating instructor.

The next course is being held in west London from 23-25 May 2014 and there are still spaces are available.

Test your abilites over two and a half days and although there is testing on this course the programme objective is not designed to just to asses; it is primarily a skating lesson aimed at improving your techniques.

More on UKISA IDP programmes

​24 May - A wet but successful skating week

​Although events throughout the country were affected by the weather many instructors recorded their largest ever level of demand for lessons.
Fingers crossed for the coming months

​30 March - New date for instructor certification

​Due to high demand skaters wishing to become certified inline skating instructors can attend a course on 22 to 24 May 2015.

The course takes place over three days covering skating, teaching and assessment.

We are now taking expressions of interest. See Instructor Training for more info

​9 April - National Skating Week 2015 announced

​It's been 10 years since the first National Skating Week and this year the event takes place from 11 to 17 May 2015. The event coordinates national skating activities such as lessons and taster events throughtout the UK. Previous years have seen dozens of events taking place throughout the UK and getting more people into skating. From 22 to 24 May the next instructor course takes place in London. More to follo

​20 April - Scheduled kids skating lessons kick off this weekend in London

​Future locations are currently being finalised

Each participant receive the following

- An 'Earn Your Stripes' booklet
- A sticker for each skating technique they master
- UKISA guide to safe skating
- Rental equipment
- Skating instruction

For up to date details see Zebra Skate London Rollerblading lessons

​11 May - National Skating Week begins

​It's the start of Skating Week 2015 with a wide range of free and discounted skating activities throughout the UK. The highlights this weekend is the family orientated London Easy Peasy Skate, The Preston Roller Marathon and Falkirk Friday Night Skate. Check the Skating Week page for more

​1 June 2015 - Congrats new instructors!

​Become a skate instructor in 2016

​The next IDP instructor course is confirmed to take place in central London over the August bank holiday weekend: 27-28 August 2016

Further information and dates

​IFISP and IDP in 2017

​Following our January IFISP workshop we have another IDP 1 instructor course on 26-27 August.
More info

​Skating Week 2017 kicks off!

​It's the fifteenth anniversary of National Skating Week where we celebrate inline skating activities throughout the UK. Find out more on free and paid for inline skating activities on our Skating Week page

​​Skating Week 2017 kicks off!

​Free London event, the Easy Peasy Skate, is inviting children aged 4 to 12 to bring their skates, bikes, scooters and skateboards to an Easter Egg Hunt on Wheels. Register online on the Easy Peasy Skate website.

​IFISP and IDP in 2017

​Our Instructor Development Programme runs in March and August 2018.  Becoming a qualified instructor raises your teaching level and improves your skating. The course takes place over one weekend and applications are now open. Find out more here.