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November 10, 2015
By ICP Examiner Asha Kirkby, United Kingdom
(Portuguese embaixo)
Brazil is now the newest country to join the global ICP 'family' with this weekend's course being the second one in the country this year, this time in São Paulo. The group of 9 skaters were mainly from São Paulo city and state but skaters once again travelled up to 6 hours from other cities to join the course.
September 20, 2015
by ICP Examiner Natalia Satamaria, Spain

Por favor, ver más abajo para la traducción española
22 candidates and 2 examiners, 24 different and unique ways of understanding skating but all sharing the same passion: Skating!
This weekend has been really special, it was the second time that we had such a big group of candidates, and it was also my final exam as apprentice...
September 18, 2015
By ICP Examiner Asha Kirkby, United Kingdom
This course was blessed with perfect skate weather (no rain, no wind, not too hot, not too cold) which made the long hours of skating more palatable.
Participants came from as far away as Italy and Cyprus as well as from all over the UK (Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester, Eastbourne and London). Some participants were already teaching informally in new...
July 21, 2015
By ICP Director Kris Fondran, USA
It is very exciting to see how the profile and popularity of ICP is growing in China. In the last 3 months, we have conducted programs in Shaoxing, Chongqing and now Beijing, certifying over 100 new instructors from cities throughout the country.
With Rollerblade China as this programs sponsor, and the ICP team in place, [Lead Examiner Brent Tay (Singapore), Apprentice...
July 15, 2015
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June 12, 2015
by ICP Examiner Tina Salafatinos, Greece

So pleased to be a part of another successful program in Athens Greece. Organized on short notice and hosted by ICP Apprentice Examiner John Kousparis, I believe this was the highest scoring group I've ever ever had the pleasure of examining!

One of the joys of a program weekend is being impressed and surprised on test day. I should know by now that...
June 1, 2015
By Evan Simeone, Camp Counselor Workshop Attendee
By Evan Simeone, Camp Counselor Workshop
In early May I had the chance to experience a small sample of what my Mom Kris Fondran does with the Inline Certification Program (ICP) by attending a 1 day teaching workshop with her in Washington, DC USA. The workshop was held at the Anacostia Park Skating Pavillion and organized by former Olympic Speed...
May 21, 2015
By ICP Examiner Pepa Gil, Spain & ICP Apprentice Examiner and Spain Program Coordinator Natalia Santamaria, Spain
(A continuación encontrará la traducción en español.)
Pepa’s Experience
A visit to Barcelona is always a boost of energy. A skating atmosphere is breathed into every corner of the city and it’s awesome!
For the Level 1 program, there were...
May 14, 2015
By ICP Examiner Asha Kirkby

I remember when ICP courses in London were 95% London skaters and very rarely someone from outside the capital. Over the last 6 years this demographic has changed as a reflection of the UK skate scene growing in other cities and regions.
This course had 7 skaters NOT from London but from Cambridge, Lewes, Eastbourne, Lancaster and Jersey
May 10, 2015
ICP Level 1 Shaoxing, China 26-28 April
By ICP Examiner Mike Tang
For the first time I brought my wife and elder son with me from Singapore to Shaoxing, China so that they can see what I do when I am away from home examining for ICP. My wife is always worried when I go away so this was a chance to have her see and experience what I do first hand and for me to have my wife and son by my side. Although...
March 26, 2015
By Spain Coordinator & Level 2 Instructor Natalia Santamaria
Natalia teaching her peers "Striding Stage 3" during her Practical Teaching Exam
Facing an ICP certification course is always a challenge. It doesn’t matter if it is a Level 1 or a Level 2, the same questions keep popping up inside me: Will I be able to? Have I acquired all the skills I need? Am I a good enough instructor to...
March 24, 2015
By ICP Examiner Asha Kirkby
Back in Burgos, Spain for the first Level 2 course of the year with freezing temperatures but high enthusiasm and energy from the 9 candidates.
This is the first course EVER where the women outnumbered the men 6 to 3! Candidates came from Burgos, Vitoria, Valladolid, Barcelona, Murcia, Caceres and Segovia, in short from all over Spain. It was very nice for once to not...
March 19, 2015

By ICP Director Kristine Fondran
Skating instructors from around the Maharashtra region in India as well as skating association leaders and inline industry executives from around India and the Middle East gathered to celebrate the marriage of ICP Instructor and Apprentice Examiner Jatin Sanghavi at the MCA Cricket club in Mumbai, India.
The wedding was celebrated in the Jain tradition with much...
March 9, 2015
by ICP Examiner Asha Kirkby
After an amazing winter of skating where I did an ICP course in Rio de Janeiro in temperatures of 40 °C (104°F) followed by a freezing weekend teaching in London for my skate school, this latest Spanish ICP course in Valencia had my personal thermostat singing with joy at beautiful sunny conditions and perfect 26°C (78°F) heat.

Saturday Morning Peer...
January 23, 2015
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January 21, 2015
ICP Level 1 Rio de Janeiro Candidates Take a Break
The Inline Certification Program (ICP) conducted it's first Level 1 Program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 18-20 January, 2015. This marks the very first program we have done in the country and continent! We are so pleased to have the opportunity to influence, in our own small way, the positive growth of the sport in this vibrant city filled with enthusiastic...
January 16, 2015

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October 22, 2014
by Examiner Asha Kirkby
2014 has been a busy year for ICP courses in Spain with this final course in Burgos (10-12 October) being my 5th course this year! Once again Burgos was the ‘hub’ to which people travelled from all over Spain. We had 15 skaters in total coming from Barcelona, Madrid, Zamora, Soria, Badajoz, Segovia, Vitoria Gasteiz, Salamanca, Valladolid and Ciudad Rodrigo.
September 25, 2014
ICP Examiner Seungbin Cho certified 8 new Level 1 Instructors this past weekend 20-21 September, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Due to hard work, a great attitude, and Seungbin Cho’s excellent preparation, all candidates passed the course with high marks.
The course was conducted in two amazing locations; a beautiful indoor gymnasium and an outdoor track. The participants were thrilled with the...
August 21, 2014
When teachers are ready to learn, their students are sure to excel.
This was clearly visible in the ICP International-India 2014 Level 1 and 2 candidates. The first ever ICP level 1 program was conducted in India in 2013. Since then, the skating instructors have applied ICP’s proven skill building methods along with providing ethical & effective coaching and, according to the instructors,...
July 29, 2014
ICP Level 1 Barcelona 25-27 July 2014
This third Level 1 course of the year in Spain (following Burgos in March and Murcia in May) had participants travelling from all over Spain to attend. Only two candidates came from Catalonia region, the rest travelled up to 14hrs from Extremadura, Madrid, Mallorca and even Tenerife.
Asha was joined by Apprentice Examiner Pepa Gil who continues her examiner...
July 16, 2014
ICP wrapped up a successful program in Changzhou, China 27-29 June with 23 Level 1 and three Level 2 students passing. Led by Brent Tay and Mike Tang, ICP continues to expand its efforts in China. ICP is thankful for the efforts of dedicated people like Brent and Mike, and all the students who participated in the course. Congratulations to all who passed! To those who did not pass, we wish you all...
May 15, 2014
By ICP Examiner Asha Kirkby
It was a relief to arrive at Alicante airport and feel the warm sun after a turbulent and rainy few weeks in the UK. Spain has the perfect climate for skating and I’m sure this is one of the reasons for the huge growth we are seeing there over the last few years. I was met my Manuel Hernandez Cifuentes, President of Murcia FreeSkate (MFSK) ICP Level 1 instructor hosting...
April 14, 2014
As you might imagine, the ICP gets many requests for programing from skaters hoping to increase skating participation in their communities around the world. In many cases, however, the socioeconomic situation is such that while there is a lot of enthusiasm, there is not always a lot of resources for, or access to, good quality skates. As most instructors know, even the most motivated skater will not...
April 7, 2014
In 2007 Tina Salafatinos ICP Examiner from Miami Beach-USA and Kalamata-Greece certified the very first group of inline skating instructors in Greece with the help of the United Skate Schools Group. Since that time this small group grew the skating community and industry in this country to one that warranted a new wave of Level 1 instructors.
ICP Level 1 Instructor John Kousparis, host of the certification,...

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