Learn Freestyle Slalom from one of the pros! This is a unique opportunity.
Dennis Palmer is one of the top US Freestyle skaters and part of Naomi Grigg's SkateFreestyle team. He has been a skater since 1992 and is a SkateIA certified teacher. He has competed in slalom competitions worldwide and is dedicated to advancing the sport and teaching skaters in the U.S.
This workshop will include two full days of instructions. It is open to every skill level from never skated slalom before to the ones who already master multiple tricks. Basic skating skills are required.
Location: Our usual freestyle spot at Belmont Harbor. In case it rains, underpass south of Soldier Field. Participants will receive details prior to the event
What you will learn: You will leave with several new slalom moves and better balance and agility on your skates. Warning: You will likely start carrying a set of cones whenever you go skating.
We have also included a warm-up session each day where you will learn stretches to improve flexibility and posture alignment with a focus on those muscle groups used in skating. This part of the session will be lead by me (Kirsten). I am an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer and Posture Alignment Specialist certified by Egoscue University. I will tell you some of my secrets to deal with these aching muscles we sometimes get from skating :).
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Warm-up and Stretching for Skaters with Kirsten
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Slalom Instructions
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Lunch Break
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Slalom Instructions
1:30 PM - 4PM Free Skating - Practice what you have learned
5PM (optional) Group Dinner
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM Warm-up and Stretching for Skaters with Kirsten
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Slalom Instructions
12:00PM - 12:45 PM Lunch Break
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM Slalom Instructions
2:15 PM - 4PM Free Skating - Practice what you have learned
To reserve your spot, register using this link: Sign-up here
More info about Dennis and SkateFreestyle: http://www.skatefreestyle.com/team/profiles/dennispalmer.asp