About Recreational Skating Programs
Are you an absolute beginner wanting to learn basics?
Or an experienced skater looking to refresh your skills?
Do you find yourself attracted to roller derby culture, but are unable to commit to competitive, full-contact team sport?
Maybe you just seek an alternative to mainstream fitness?
Whatever your skate goals, SkateFit is a great way to get rolling.
Let’s get rolling!
Skate Victoria is pleased to announce the release of our new Beginner Skate Dance Program which is available to Skate Victoria club affiliates and independent providers.
Skate Victoria has once again partnered with Dirty Deb to develop the Skate Dance program to add to our suite of recreational programs.
With clubs across Australia being severely affected by Covid it is our hope that this program will provide you with another resource to attract and retain members.
Recreational roller skating is experiencing a world-wide revival, and no matter where you are on your skate journey, Skate Victoria’s Skate Fit program invites everyone to discover the joys of roller skating.
What is Skate Fit?
Skate Fit is a non-competitive, recreational roller skate program that caters for all skill levels, beginner to advanced. Classes are flexibly designed, incorporating elements from various roller-sport disciplines to provide a fun workout on wheels. Skate Victoria’s certified instructors focus on teaching sound foundations and safe techniques, encouraging participants to learn new skills, engage in fun on-skate activities, and improve overall fitness.
While the physical benefits of roller skating are numerous, SkateFit is much more than fitness. Sorority and social connection are equally valued and integral to the experience, and because skaters are proudly diverse, our classes are safe, inclusive spaces welcoming people of all shapes, ages, sizes, backgrounds, cultures, and sporting abilities.
Join SkateFit and become part of a supportive and enthusiastic skate community to get fit, make friends, and most importantly, have fun!
School of Skate
Dirty Deborah Harry, with the Dirty School of Skate and Sure Grip Roller Skates, has partnered up with Skate Victoria to create a learn to skate program of essential skating skills.
With a background of skating experience from figure skating to roller derby, having grown up at her family’s roller rink in Southern California, she has taken what she has learned in this classical manner and adapted it to all the different genres or disciplines of skating.
From teaching little kids; adults; beginners; advanced; and people coming back from injuries, she has taught them all, with an emphasis on technique and injury prevention.
This is a program focussing on the key to being a great skater is having great technique and essential skating skills. While aimed at beginners, this program is a great way for skaters to keep their essential skating skills at peak level.
Like all roller sport and recreation activity, outdoor roller skating is a fun way to get active, meet new friends, share and develop skating skills.
Whether at the local netball/tennis courts, skate park, car parks, or along piers, paths and trails, outdoor environments differ in topography and surface type and quality, presenting various challenges for new and seasoned indoor skaters alike.
Skate Victoria’s Outdoor Recreational Roller Skate program is more than just Learn-to Skate outdoors. It offers practical and specific advice and tips for optimal safety and enjoyment in outdoor settings, including supplying skaters with essential skills to confidently navigate rough, hazardous and uneven surfaces, tackle steps and stairs, and safely approach and cross roads.
Amidst uncertain times and changeable State and Territory COVID restrictions that can disrupt access to regular sport and recreation activities, outdoor skating can be a life-line. With this program, you’ll gain the right skillset to start, or keep, rolling, even if, when and where smooth, even surfaces aren’t an option.
Welcome to Skate Victoria’s Skate Fun Program!
This Program has been designed by experienced roller sports players and coaches to give everyone 5+ years access to social skating events, no matter their background, including roller discos; theme skate events; bring a friend skate sessions, and other non roller derby social skating events.
For more information about any of our programs contact Gloria at the Skate Victoria office.
Check out our Documents section for an overview of our Recreational Programs.