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.


  • 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? At least 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.
  • 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 when street skating. Skates with a heel-brake fitted.
  • I'm not coming by car. Is there anywhere to leave my backpack? Yes, you can leave your backpack/shoes/etc, in Don's van 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.
  • Any services nearby? The Bellahouston Leisure Centre has a cafe and toilets.
  • What if it is 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.