American Council on Exercise

Beginning Inline Skating 



Beginning Inline Skating is ideal for the certified personal trainer who wants to offer the cardiovascular, muscular, and weight loss benefits of inline skating to their clients. This one-day workshop will include the basics of teaching the fundamentals of inline skating: gliding, striding, stopping and turning. Fitness professionals will learn an internationally recognized format of teaching progressions and terminology.  

This course is open to all fitness professionals as well as individuals who are interested in improving their basic skating skills or understanding of the sport.  ACE instructors will earn .9 CEC for this workshop*.  The ICP is thrilled to be able to offer this workshop in its course offerings!

*This program is not a certificaiton to teach inline skating. ACE Certified Intructors can also take the full ICP Level 1 Certification Program to become "ICP Certified" and receive 1.3 CECs.  For more details regarding ICP programming recognized by the ACE Continuing Education program click here.  

Workshop Detail

The  provides a proven methodology for teaching inline skating to skaters of all levels through a structured and progressive lesson plan, and with a sound understanding of the technical skills involved. For the fitness professional, this workshop provides another cardiovascular training platform to offer to clients to assist them in reaching their health and fitness goals. Inline skating improves cardiovascular and muscular fitness and produces less than half the shock and impact to the joints than running while burning about the same amount of calories. All attendees will receive an instructional manual that outlines the basics for successfully instructing the beginner-advanced beginner skater.


1.  The participant will identify and demonstrate appropriate skill progressions for the basic skills necessary to safely participate in, and teach inline skating.

2.  The participant will gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to identify, analyze and correct beginner-advanced beginner skills in a variety of different ways to allow for diversity of student population.

3.  The participant will gain knowledge and understanding necessary to appropriately adapt instruction to a variety of different teaching environments (streets, scenic paths, weather conditions, etc.)

4.  The participant will gain the knowledge to understand the importance of protective equipment and appropriate apparel as it relates to the sport of inline skating.


1 Day Skating Workshop (Sample)

8:00 AM — 8:15 AM            Welcome & Introductions

8:15 AM-- 9:15 AM              Skating Skills Demonstration & Clinic        

9:30 AM — 10:30 AM          Teaching Demonstration

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM        Beginner Skating Skills Models

11:30 AM — 12:30 PM        Skating for Fitness

12:30 PM — 1:30 PM          Lunch

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM             Advanced Beginner Skating Skills Models

2:30 PM — 3:30 PM             Small Group Teaching - Beginning/Advanced Beginner Skills

3:30 PM — 4:30 PM             Skating Skills Progression (Beginner/Advance Beginner) Practical Review

4:30 PM — 5:30 PM             Peer Instruction/Skill Evaluation

5:30 PM—6:00 PM               Questions & Answers/Closing Remarks

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