Heel-Brake Hell! Need to get it sorted?
- Is this your problem?
- Can skate, can't stop?
- Holding everyone back?
- Can't get the hang of it?
- Lost confidence?
- Hopeless on hills?
- Everyone laughs?
- Thinking of chucking it?
Need to boost your confidence? Read the book still haven't cracked it? Want to learn the correct way to stop? Well why not join one of Don Morton's HEEL-BRAKE CLINICS where help is at hand for the skater who needs to practise stopping. Master the heel-brake it lets you skate uphill and down dale proficiently.
The HEEL-BRAKE CLINIC is an opportunity to
- Improve technique
- Build confidence.
- Learn to stop on hills.
- Master difficult surfaces.
- Experience stopping on the streets.
Dates and start times are posted on the events page of TrySkating. If the dates don't suit why not organise your own group at a time that's best for you.
Always check before travelling in case dates or times have changed or the clinic is weather cancelled.
- Where do we meet? At Bellahouston Leisure Centre car park. (Don't confuse this with the Ski Centre at the other end of the park.) Please come early to fit skates and put on pads.
- How much? The clinic costs £5 payable on the day. Book in advance to reserve a place. (This is not a drop in session).
- How long? A skating hour.
- I can't stop at all? That is exactly why you should come.
- Can I hire skates? Yes you can but you need to order two days before at the latest. 07733 276 902 is the number to call or text. Special clinic hire charge of £3 includes safety pads but not a helmet.
- Does Heel-Brake need swapping? Some left handed skaters prefer the heel-brake on the left skate. If you want the brake moved before the clinic starts please state this when booking.
- What do I need to wear? Safety pads and a helmet are compulsory while under instruction. Full emphasis on safety when street skating. Skates must have a heel-brake fitted.
- Is there anywhere to leave my backpack? Yes, you can leave your backpack/shoes/etc, in Don's car while you skate. Don't forget to pick up your possessions before you leave.
- Travelling by Public Transport? Best come by bus, type Bellahouston into the inquiry box for the bus that suits you best. Ibrox Underground and Dumbreck Rail Station are both about a brisk 10min walk.
- Any services nearby? The Bellahouston Leisure Centre has a cafe and toilets.
- What if it's raining? We do not skate in the rain. If it is one of those Scottish weather evenings that looks as if it might/might not rain and you are not sure whether to travel 'phone 07733 276 902 to find out if the Heel-Brake Clinic is on.
Don't forget skating is a balancing activity. You skate at your own risk. Wear your safety pads and a helmet at all times. You have a duty of care to yourself as well as to others.