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June 24, 2019
by ICP Examiner Natalia Santamaria, Spain
When passion and talent join, beautiful things usually happen. Nearly 4 years ago in 2015, I had the pleasure and took pride in training and certifying Joao Viergas and Marco Vitoria in Badajoz (Spain) where they took part in a ICP Level 1 program. At that time they told us with lot of emotion what ICE SHOW TEAM FREESTYLE was, Freestyle Skating on the ice....
May 3, 2019

April 2019
Where in the World Will the ICP be in 2019?
2019 Program Calendar
First Certifications in Portugal & Mexico this June!

ICP Level 1 Certified Instructor and Rollerblade Ambassador Sofi Carreras has organized the very first instructor certification course in Mexico 12-14 June in Cancun. Local skate shop Infinite is hosting with a their team ready to lead the way in Mexico...
April 25, 2019
by Mũuo Isaack Founder & C.E.O, Tenth Empire LTD
Inline skating culture is increasing in popularity in Kenya. The Kenyan speed skating team, for example, performed very well in the last continental championships held in Cairo, Egypt.
Tenth Empire, a Nairobi based sports company, is the leading provider of safe and quality skating lessons for kids in Kenya. With a team of over 20 carefully...
April 23, 2019
by ICP Level 2 Instructor & ICP Indonesia Country Representative Tom Sugiarto

The ICP level 1 certification program is by far one of the most grueling and condensed program to raise the level of teaching on inline skates. The participants benefit a lot that when they pass, their skating skills, teaching skills and grasp around the theory of beginner inline skating is so polished that students...
April 11, 2019
by ICP Instructor & Rollerblade Ambassador Sofi Carreras
My name is Sofia Carreras and I am originally from Rosario, Argentina but had lived for the most part, in Barcelona, Spain with my family since I was a teenager.
Many years ago I attended a skating event in Barcleona I was given a pair of Rollerblade skates to try by some local Rollerblade representatives. I had been inline skating for...
March 3, 2019

By Natalia Santamaria ICP / SCP Examiner

See translation in Spanish below
When I left Korea last December, I did not expect to come back so soon but there I was on my way back on February 14th! We had an epic weekend 15-17 February teaching more than 500 people from Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philipines, Japan, Malaysia, etc. to skate on the snow. It was very challenging, in so many aspects...
January 14, 2019

ICP 2018 Year in Review
In 2018 we certified more than 150 instructors on the pavement and even the snow with our new sister program the Snowskate Certification Program (SCP). Please click on the video below to see some highlights of our efforts and outreach this year.

Congratulations to all those newly certified in 2018 and thank you to the ICP examiners and course coordinators for your...
December 23, 2018
by Natalia Santamaria, ICP/SCP Examiner
Traducción al español a continuación
After spending time in South Korea the previous week conducting snowskating demonstrations and watching the amazing snowskate athletes surf the slopes of Pyeongchang in Sled Dogs Snowskates, I was excited to make my way to Germany to do more of the same! Our second Snowskate Certification Program...
October 14, 2018

by ICP Examiner Natalia Santamaria, Spain
September is an awesome month for skating in Europe, usually we enjoy a mild weather which make us skaters happy over the moon-nice weather, nice people is simply the perfect combination!
Burgos, a small city in Spain 200km up north from Madrid, received candidates from a variety of different countries: Ukraine, Germany, Portugal and Spain. A truly international...
August 16, 2018

By Sofia CarrerasRollerblade Athlete/ICP Level 1 Certified Instructor

My name is Sofia Carreras, I am originally from Agentina andlive in Barcelona, but have spent the summer Mexico City teaching skating lessons and promoting skating for Rollerblade Mexico.

On my first visit to Mexico some time ago, I had the opportunity to meet many people from the world of skating, visit stores,...
August 2, 2018
By ICP Examiner Natalia Santamaria
Travelling to a different country to teach a Level 1 Program is always a challenge. There are different rules, different ways of living, and different ways of understanding skating. So having an open heart on both sides, teacher and students, is the key to a successful program. This is what I love most about ICP program; so much to learn and so many ways to grow...
June 22, 2018
By ICP Examiner Asha Kirkby

Ideal weather greeted us for this course and I was very happy to welcome so many overseas skaters to London for the course. We had skaters travelling from Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Scotland and norther England and one from London.
I always appreciate the effort, time and commitment needed by those who come on this course and I try to return that with my own efforts...
June 11, 2018
By Lorne Milne, ICP & SCP Examiner
Just returned from North Eastern China in Harbin City (near the Russian Border) for the second time in less than a year. Harbin was part of the Silk Route back in the day. It still has Russian Archecture, store, restaurants, and signs in the downtown core. And now it's part of our Sled Dogs Snowskate tour route!

We stayed in the 'Wanda City' suburb literally...
April 10, 2018
By ICP Examiner Asha Kirkby
It was great to be back in my winter "home" of Brazil over the last few month. Some time with family and friends, as well as some rest and relaxation was definitely in order when I arrived in early January.
Between January and March I had the opportunity to balance betweem taking care of myself with yoga and working on my online courses. By the beginning of March I was...
January 2, 2018
By ICP Examiner Lorne Milne-Vancouver, Canada
In December 2017 three ICP Examiners & Snowskate Instructors (Xu Wei aka 'Star', Kris Fondran, & Lorne Milne) joined the Sled Dogs Snowskates Asia tour to continue introducing this new sport! Along with several Sled Dog Snowskates "Top Dogs" we gave demo's and lessons at 7 Snow Facilities in Asia- China's Beijing Nanshan Snow Village; Harbin...
December 5, 2017
By ICP Examiner Jon Wong
The latest November ICP program in Singapore was hosted by Skateline and conducted successfully at the Singapore Sports Hub, home to many events and occasions. It was a breathe of fresh air as the previous programs used to be conducted at multi-storey car parks due to the availability of shelter.
This program conducted by ICP Examiners Agnes Fausi, Edmound Vong and Jon Wong...
October 23, 2017
By ICP Examiner Natalia Santamaria
Traducción al español a continuación
After a long long time we were back in Barcelona. One of the most spectacular European cities to skate. A city where skating is breathed in all disciplines. Where it is very common to see skaters enjoying a nice stroll on their wheels or doing impossible tricks in the many spots spread out all over the...
June 7, 2017
Nivel 2 y Nivel 3 en Madrid 11-15 de agosto!
Madrid, Spain (Alcobendas)
Que no te lo cuenten ... no te pierdas esta experiencia única y valiosa.
¡La última vez que este programa se realizó en España fue en el año 2009!
Algunos de los examinadores con más experiencia del mundo estarán trabajando juntos...
April 16, 2017
Nivel 2 y Nivel 3 en Madrid 11-15 de agosto!
Examinadores: Kris Fondran (USA)
Asha Kirkby (UK)
Lorne Milne (Canada)
Que no te lo cuenten ... no te pierdas esta experiencia única y valiosa.
¡La última vez que este programa se realizó en España fue en el año 2009!
Algunos de los examinadores con más experiencia del mundo estarán trabajando...
March 14, 2017
By ICP Examiner Natalia Santamaria
Sled Dogs Snowskates hit the slopes in Spain!
On 12 March in a little ski resort in the north of Spain-Leitariegos, we had the chance to try our snowskates on a group of skaters and skate shop owners. In spite of the fact that the weather was really cold, snowy and windy, we managed a few frigid hours of fun on the slopes!
Skaters from Rollersinline Leon joined...
March 9, 2017
By Lorne Milne ICP Level 3 Instructor & Candian Ski Instructors Alliance Level 3 Instructor
Good snow, Clear skies, Beautiful Rocky Mountains & Snow Skating experiences galore! Who could ask for more?
As a ICP Snow Skate Course Conductor/Examiner I recently flew out to Calgary, Alberta Canada for several exciting Snow Skate events. (NOTE: If you haven't heard of Snow Skates yet, they are...
February 15, 2017
By ICP Instructor & ICP Industry Liaison Natan Lakonishok

So, what makes some wheels better than others? What do we need to look for? The most important thing that we look for in a wheel is consistency.
With some wheels it's very difficult to enter the slide, resulting in the urethane getting caught up and skipping and chattering along the asphalt and, with other wheels all grip will be...
December 19, 2016
by ICP Examiner Asha Kirkby, ICP Sao Paulo December 2016
Exactly a year ago I skated in Sao Paulo for the first time and it felt very familiar returning again to Ibirapuera Park and the wonderful smooth, covered skate area of the Marquis (built in 1955 for an exposition by the famous Brazilian architect Niemeyer).
I conducted two different certification courses; Level 1 for skaters becoming instructors...
December 7, 2016
by ICP Examiner Natalia Santamaria
On 26 & 27 November, 2016 instructors coming from Barcelona, Palencia, Madrid and Ourense were ready to continue their educational training as skating leaders in their respective cities and the inline industry. The Professional Development Workshop (PDW), covering instructor communication and leadership, was led by ICP Examiner Dave Cooper (USA). Dave was a...
September 12, 2016
The ICP Level 1 Instructor Certification Course which took place this weekend in London welcomed skaters from as far away as Croatia and all over the UK (Worcester, Camberley, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, and London).
The weather once again played a staring role with all day drizzle on Saturday pushing us under cover at Westway Sports Centre. However Sunday redeemed itself with glorious blue...

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