Try Skating and get Scotland rolling

"Parallel Panic" Need to get it sorted?

  • Can skate can't turn?
  • Hopeless at cornering?
  • Can't get the hang of it?
  • Nearly fall every time?
  • Always end up in the ditch?
  • Can only turn one way?
  • Really exasperated?
  • Everyone laughs?

Well the best solution is the PARALLEL-TURN CLINIC where help is at hand for the skater that needs to master the turn. It's cool when you can do it and lifts your skating to a higher level.

The PARALLEL-TURN CLINIC explains theory and concentrates on practise.

Parallel Turn Demo

  • Ready Postion
  • Scissoring feet
  • Focus on "edging"
  • Shifting weight
  • Rotary motion
  • Linking parallel turns

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

Dates posted on the lessons page of the TrySkating website.

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.