Category Archives: Skills

  1. Using all dimensions of skating

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    January 10, 2015 by alinedecat

    Ever wondered why your right hockey stop was better than the left one? Why your mohawks weren’t fully effective? Why …
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  2. The long way to the Minimum Skills (and some shortcuts)

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    October 16, 2014 by alinedecat

    A new schoolyear has begun, a new season, and for most leagues, that also means a freshmeat day, with hopefully …
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  3. Checklist for a successful T-stop

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    March 2, 2014 by alinedecat

    First of all, congratulations to  Rena Nicely Wolf from Jacksonville RollerGirls who won the Valentine pack from my last entry! I have been …
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  4. Transitions – 4 common issues to the mohawk and how to fix it

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    January 20, 2014 by alinedecat

    For the apprentice skater, there are some skills that are often considered as passing a level when mastered. The standard …
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  5. Additional and advanced skills: The 3-step

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    December 31, 2013 by alinedecat

    The 3-step, or walz-step, is a figure from figure skating, and also a key-element in agility. We call it a …
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  6. About naming things (and the time you will save by doing it)

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    November 19, 2013 by alinedecat

    There are elements of roller derby, or rollerskating, or even skating in general that are identifiable by all skaters quite …
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  7. 5 ways to improve your skating in everyday life – YOUR SUBMISSIONS

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    August 11, 2013 by alinedecat

    Do you remember my post about offskate unexpected practice time in everyday life? Well at the end of it, I …
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