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Can't skate kerbs? Lets get it sorted.

Kerb Hazards

  • Hopeless at kerbs?
  • Nearly always fall?
  • Everyone laughs?
  • Confidence affected?
  • Can't do street skating?
  • Lack outdoor skating experience?

Aimed at street starters the KERB-CLINIC will prepare you for skating round the city. The new skater finds dealing with hazards very demanding. Guidance, safety, experience, practise are all part of the formula that will help build confidence for tackling the streets and encourage you to skate about the city.

Depending on progress the KERB-CLINIC will include some skating outwith the Green to put into practice the skills learned.

 

 

Kerb problems

  • Here are some of the dangers:
  • Rough/uneven Surfaces
  • Drain/man hole covers
  • Badly maintained pavements
  • Tackling road junctions
  • Bollards/protrusions
  • Cables/pipes
  • Paving cracks
  • Loose rubbish
  • Pot holes
  • Cobbles

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

Dates/Times/Cancellations posted on TrySkating.com

 

F.A.Q.

  • Start time & meeting place?  As arranged at Glasgow Green, on the street that leads to the People's Palace. (Behind the Templeton building) Please come early to fit skates and put on pads.
  • How much? The Kerb-Clinic costs £5 payable on the day. Book in advance to reserve a place. (This is not a drop in session).
  • How long? A full skating hour.
  • I have never tried kerbs before? That is exactly why you should come. This clinic is not for the "first-time" skater. You need to have some stopping ability.
  • 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 should have a fitted heel/brake.
  • 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.
  • I'm not coming by car. 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 "Glasgow Green" into the inquiry box for the bus that takes you nearest to the People's Palace.
  • Any services open nearby? Actually no, except the Micro Brewery round the corner in Binnie Place.
  • 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 Kerb-Clinic is on.

Finally

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.