hi I'm Elena and I'm here to help you get rolling today we're gonna go over a few simple ideas to help you get on your way to having a great time while rollerskating first we need to find a pair of it is important that your skates fit you properly so you can enjoy your time at the roller skating rink if you're not sure what size your skates are check your shoes and then get your scape once you find your seat check the toe stops and the wheels to make sure that nothing's wiggling or jiggling if they are find a new pair next it's time to lace up your skates when you lace up your skates make sure that your heel is all the way in the back of the boot before you start lacing them up when you lace up your skates make sure you lace them up all the way because they're not like sneakers the tighter they are you know snugger they fit the better now that we're on skates we're gonna go over a few positions to help you get rolling the first is that you may have is safety position what we're gonna do is we're gonna place the heel of one foot into the art of the other foot creating a capital T with our feet this position is really important for when we're standing still so that our feet don't slide out from underneath us now we're gonna move on to V position this position is created by putting our heels together and our toes apart creating a capital V with our feet this is going to be used for skating forwards in just a moment after we've done V position we're going to move to reverse V position this position is created by putting our toes together in our heels apart creating an upside-down V with our scape this position is used for skating backwards ones were a little bit more advanced [Applause] now we're gonna talk about balancing the balance on one skate all we do is we move our weight across one side of the imaginary zipper going up and down our body like this then we lift our other skate up in the air without moving your foot or our hips now we'll move on to the Zen enroll position this position is created by placing our feet side-by-side on the ground like they're on train tracks next we simply bend our knees out in front of our toes and bring our arms up this position is used for whenever we feel like we're losing our balance just go to bed and roll position and you'll regain your balance now that we're in bentonville position we're gonna move on the turtle time this is done by bending our knees just a little bit further so we go all the way down and we can hug our knees if we feel like we're gonna fall over this move to turtle tuck and this will lessen the distance between ourselves and the ground topping is done by getting into the bend enroll position moving our weight across one side of the zipper and letting the other foot roll out behind us until it drags from the ground and forces us to come to a complete stop the stop is meant to be a slow stop and not a quick stop [Applause] another way to stop is by using the tea stop this stuff is just like the other way but a little bit different at the ending first we start off and bend in rope position then we move our weight to one side of the zipper and drag our other foot behind us flat on the ground making a capital T with our feet again this is used to be a slow stop and not a faster now we're ready to get rolling first we get into our bend and roll position now we pick our feet up side by side like we're marching in place when we do this it's important that we don't walk under 8 because it doesn't get us very far now that one in our been general position and marching we turn our feet out like a book into our deep position and continue picking our feet up side by side [Applause] now we're going to talk about falling down it's likely that when we're skating we're going to fall and that's okay if you know the proper steps we can make falling down a little bit easier and a lot less scary first we're going to start off in bed in rope position if you feel like you're going to lose your balance move down into turtle trap next it's important to fall on your bottom Adal placing your hands or arms on the ground like this it's important that you can keep your hands where you can see them at all times so that they don't get run over now what we do is we mix this and we check behind us to see if anyone's coming next what we do is we roll over two fists and Mees like this let me put one knee up both hands on that knee and push ourselves up until we're firmly standing on two feet again I hope this helps you prepare for when you head out onto the ring remember if you have any questions or feel unsafe talk to a rink employee or a floor guard and they will help you enjoy your time at escape

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    This is way better advice than any other v8deo I have ever seen

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Music is really anmoying and distracting

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Thanks so much this was awesome

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Omg this was filmed at Semoran Skateway!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Never, EVER, use your toe stop when going forward!!! It's a great way to snap your ankle. Your toe stop should only be used to stop when going backwards!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I used to do the "turtle hug" or whatever it was called when I was younger. I can still skate backwards but I'm sure if I bent down to do the turtle thing now I'd fall lol.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    thats 3rd position not the safety position
    AND THE V POSITION IS GOD DAMN FIRST POSITION!!
    #balletdidyouknow??

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    That helped me do better

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I WAS BROKEN MY ELBOW AND MY THUMB DURING MY ROLLER SKATING WITH MY BEST BUDDY FRIEND CARRIE BRYANT ON DECEMBER 1,2018.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Thank you so much for this video. I am 46 and my first time to roller skate. This helped me a lot.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    You got me rolling!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I am 92 years old, and l roller skate twice a week. In 1979 I taught skating dancing, and figure skating.

    Alaina is a great teacher. Lots of viewer.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I do Skating School at Semoran Skateway aka the rink they are at XD

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I went to that exact same roller rink.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    this really helped thank u omg

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    6:35 killleeddd meeeee lmao, also gud luck to ya'll

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Who’s watching this in 2018

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I dont know how to skate now i do

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    One time, I went to a party at a skating rink. The music was blasting and everyone was yelling all around. I was a the side of the rink for about 30 seconds talking to my friend and this staff member came up to me in a very disrespectful tone and said to me, "This is your last warning. Stop it or you will get off the rink then next time you do this." In my mind I was like, Lol wut. I didn't even hear them. They must've been talking in a normal tone and not loudly at all. So if you are a staff member at a skating rink, make sure to not act like the person that you are trying to talk to can hear everything. They can't, especially with blasting music. Jeez, at least have a whistle or something! That should've just been my first warning, but they never got my attention before so apparently it was my "*final warning*". Okay, sorry for making a whole entire rant like this. Just don't be a jerk like that person! Confront them on their first warning, don't wait until the final warning to confront them.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    wow, that 80s soundtrack.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    This looks like it belongs on Tim and Eric.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    um that’s not a T that’s an L, honeys

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I am from Iran. Thank you so much for your useful instructions

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I learn how to skate 😄😄😄

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Best video until now for roller blading as I have been looking for the basic skills and they will talk of one skill so long that kids will be bored and don't talk of other steps
    Short and to the point .

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    It looks like from 1973

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    This helped so much thank you

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    It’s from the 80s !

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I have a Brocken tail bone and can’t land on my bottom like that ;-;

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    (hindi) thoda dhire bol sakti kya appne ko samjhne me time lagta hai re baba

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I have a indian style skater's so I don't know how to do it can you tell me and I am so happy to watch this video and now I know how to do it

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