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Skate to Ski/Skate to Ride – Frankfort, MI – August 25, 2019
- Start Date: 08/25/2019 10:00 AM
- End Date: 08/25/2019 4:00 PM
- Description: What if a skill or movement in skiing or riding was optional, nuanced, or elusive—yet in another sport the same skill was primary, inherent, obvious? It would make sense to take up that other sport, if for no other reason than to acquire the elusive skill. For instance, we often reference bicycling in ski lessons- because the sensation of pedaling is common and easily recalled. One foot presses, the other doesn’t. On skis, this sensation is optional, for some people elusive, even nuanced. On a bike, it’s just pedaling.
Inline Skates (e.g. Rollerblades) offer their own set of nuanced skills that can be isolated and applied to your alpine skiing. Besides the obvious “skating” aspect, inline skates draw attention to counter, inside and outside foot activity, and dynamic balance. Skaters are able to focus upon sensations at the ankle, reliance upon leverage is nearly eliminated, and as a result, stance is highlighted.
Similarly, Snowboarders who also longboard (skateboard) describe how their longboard helps them distinguish between the turn effects through inclination and angulation, and how use the two tactically. Skaters move within the rider compartment to effect both turn radius and flow, and they learn to pump the board to direct, manage, and maintain energy. This one-day course brings skaters together (with a bit of slack-lining thrown in to keep it interesting), focusing on the identification and transference of skills from sport-to-sport. Participants will not learn to skate, but rather identify the most significant takeaways from the experience. Participants may stay on one piece of equipment or switch over the course of the clinic.
Terrain- Varying from flat to moderate pavement, with cones and agility-training obstacles.
Intensity will vary by participant from moderate to vigorous.
Learn more at: https://www.rollerblade.com/usa/the-rollerblade-experience/skating-advice/skate-to-ski-cross-training
6 CEU’s $85
Loaner Longboards may be available, participants should bring their own skates. Members can enjoy discounts on skates and longboards at TheSnowPros.Org
When: August 25th, 2019
Where: Elberta Lifesaving Station, Elberta Michigan, with post event at Stormcloud Brewing Company.
Brought to you by PSIA-AASI Central, Rollerblade & Stormcloud Brewing Company, Frankfort, MI