Try Skating and get Scotland rolling

Heel-brake hell! Need to get it sorted?

Skate Class


  • 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?

Read the book and watch the video( & click the link). Still haven't cracked it? Well here is an another chance to join the HEEL-BRAKE CLINIC where help is at hand for the skater that still needs to master stopping.


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.

Always check before travelling in case dates or times have changed or the clinic is weather cancelled.

Dates and start times posted on the lessons page of the TrySkating website.

Heel-Brake Stance

Here's a photo of the Inline Planet's very own Kathy McSparran demonstrating the classic scissor stance when using the heel-brake.

What you need to know.

  • Where do we meet? At Yoker Sports Centre, Glasgow. 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? One 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. Hire charge of 5 includes safety pads but not a helmet.
  • What do I need to wear? Safety pads and a helmet are recommended. You skate without them at your own risk. Full emphasis on safety. Skates need to have a heel-brake fitted.
  • Travelling by Public Transport? Best come by bus, type Yoker into the inquiry box for the bus that suits you best.
  • Any services nearby? The Yoker Sports Centre has toilets. Plenty of small shops in the area. Lidls are within walking distance.
  • What else do I need to do before coming? Check the lessons page of the TrySkating website to make sure the clinic has not been cancelled. If in doubt call/text 07733 276 902 before travelling.


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.