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April 2, 2021
1st Annual Virtual ICP Instructor Meeting
Sunday, May 2
7:00 am New York
12:00 pm London
1:00 pm Madrid
7:00 pm Singapore
9:00 pm Sydney

This 1st Annual Instructor Meeting will take place via Zoom and will be an opportunity all us to connect and share how we have been continuing to "Teach the World to Skate" during what has been a most INTERESTING year!

We will take time to recognize...
February 5, 2021

If you’ve had to reimagine your business in 2020, 2021 will continue to be full of change and opportunities.
Inline skating has not seen such explosive growth and attention to the sport since the mid 1990’s. According to industry insiders, skaters are not only dusted off their old skates but are also investing in the latest skates to maximize their skating experience. And new skaters...
January 23, 2021
by ICP Examiner Luara Carvalho

My name is Luara Carvalho. I was born in Belém-PA, which is in the north of Brazil near the Amazon forest and not as far from the rest of the world as some people think. In Belém I attended physiotherapy college and in 2012 decided to move to São Paulo to do a postgraduate course in the in cardiorespiratory field and work in the hospital sector....
January 12, 2021
Come one come all to the first 2021 ICP Business Builders Workshop!
Hosted by Kristine Fondran, Managing Director of the ICP, we have asked Gretchen Harnick, Business Coach and Marketing Specialist to lead us through a 90 minute business visioning and planning session.
If you’ve had to reimagine your business in 2020, this next year will continue to be full of change and opportunities. Inline...
December 18, 2020
The ICP is pleased to introduce the ICP Affiliate Program!
All ICP instructors past, present and future have the chance to EARN $$$ when referring someone new to the Level 1 Online Certification.
EARN 5% of Purchase Price for EVERY Referral (up to 18.75 USD) for all ICP & Skating Industry Supporters.EARN 10% of Purchase Price for EVERY Referral (up to $37.50 USD) for all ICP Instructors Current...
November 6, 2020

The Inline Certification Program (ICP) is an educational platform devoted to the development of professional inline skating instructors. Since 1991, the ICP has provided a consistent educational framework using proven skill building methods of instruction to over 7000 instructors world-wide. Each year, the ICP conducts certification programs in cities around the world, and with its first program...
March 22, 2020
by Kris Fondran, ICP Director
Given the current state of the world around us, it is amazing that the ICP was able to finish two programs in Mexico just last weekend.
With the world and the way we operate in it changing by the moment, we were very fortunate to be able to fully and successfully deliver the Level 1 program 6-8 March followed by a Level 2 program 13-15 March, both in Mexico City, Mexico.
December 13, 2019
by ICP Director Kris Fondran
Khadijeh Daghigh is a special person.
She started skating in 2005 and in 2015 she traveled all the way from her home in Tehran, Iran to attend an ICP Level 1 Program in Singapore. In her words,
"I started skating as an adult fellow, hence finding an instructror, finding a proper terrain, opportunity and facility for learning and practicing basic skating, became very...
November 13, 2019
By ICP Examiner Natalia Santamaria (Spain)
Spanish translation below
Barcelona is one of the best cities to skate in the whole world. Nice weather, smooth surfaces, skater friendly, one of the best Friday Night Skates, skate parks… what else can you ask for? It is no wonder that many pro-riders on the free skating scene choose to live in Barcelona.
So being back to Barcelona with an ICP...
November 6, 2019
How much do you really know about Asha’s skate life?
Asha is a hard core technique geek whose smooth flow-inspired skating has motivated, guided and encouraged countless skaters over the last 2 decades to; "Skate Well, Feel Alive".
Asha found her first pair of quads skates in a rubbish bin on the street when she was 10 years old and quickly became an artistic quads figure skating champion,...
October 22, 2019
Utomo Panjibuono Sugiarto (Tomy/Tom) ICP Certified Instructor, ICP Country Representative (Indonesia)
Tom started inline skating in junior high school and he was immediately hooked! His family got so into it and were so supportive with getting them both trained that he and his sister even competed on national levels in Indonesia landing them several podiums.
After coming back from attending hotel...
October 7, 2019
By Examiner Natalia Santamaria (Spain)

Level 2 is always special, and there are many reasons for it.

Among them there is one that I love the most--the chance to see ICP Level 1 instructors after some time teaching and I see the ICP “magic” come alive!

Observing the evolution of an instructor over time is such a wonderful process. It makes me so proud of being part of this...
October 1, 2019

In 2012 Natalia Santamaria came to the Inline Certification Program with the goal of improving her own skating and teaching ability so she could improve the level of skaters in the city of Burgos, Spain where she lives. She began her skate school Back Flip House (BFH) Escuela de Patinaje soon after becoming Level 1 Certified through the ICP and started a club and speed skating team, Back Flip House...
September 20, 2019

The Examiner-Mike Tang (Singapore)
Thank you Sam Ting for hosting the ICP in Singapore this past week for your very first time. I believe we all had a wonderful experience.
This course was unique in that it took place during the week Monday, September 16-Wednesday September 18th, 2019 and not on the weekend as most are traditionally scheduled. For those whith full times jobs in skating, this...
September 14, 2019
Formally a national figure skating champion(quads) in Israel, Natan Lakonishok has been skating on some kind of wheels for nearly 40 years! In the 1990’s Natan got hooked on inline skating, easily transferring his expertise of quads to the pavement, and has been sharing his passion and knowledge of basic skills, speed, downhill and slides ever since. Through his skate schools in Israel, and...
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,...

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