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Freestyle Slalom Group Lessons, August 23 & 30, 2015

Jun will give introductory freestyle slalom skate classes on the last two Sundays of August.  The skills/tricks will include slalom basics: Fish, Front Cross, Front Snake, Front One Foot, and Turn-around Transition.  Depending on the skill level of a skater, other skills could include backward versions of all of the above basic tricks, Heel-Toe Snake, Nelson, Sun, Mab Rouk, and Mexican.

In addition, since a heel brake will interfere with many of the slalom tricks, Jun will bring tools and parts to help any student who still has a heel brake they’d like to remove from their skates. (If you intend to remove your heel brake, and you still have the original accessories that came with your skates, please see if a shorter axle was included with your skates.  If so, please bring it to the class.)

Dates: Sundays, August 23 and/or August 30, 2015
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Location: West Cambridge (Exact location will be sent to registrants.)
Price: $20 per class

Prerequisite Skills: Participants should already have competent recreational skating skills, before taking this class.  In other words, proficiency in scissoring, striding, stopping (ideally not with the heel brake), turning,  and swizzling.

The class is limited to a maximum of eight (8) students, so advanced registration is required.  Please indicate the day(s) you’d like to attend, and click on the “Buy Now” button below to  register and pay for the lesson(s). (You’ll be redirected to PayPal’s website.  However, you don’t need a PayPal account to pay by credit card.)

Note: Class will be cancelled in case of rain.  (And a refund will be issued by mail or PayPal.)

Cambridge SkateFest 2015

Cambridge SkateFest (formerly Battle Boston) is an annual competition and demonstration event in Cambridge, MA to promote the sport of inline skating.  This year’s event will be on the weekend of September 12th & 13th, 2015.    For this year, in addition to a freestyle slalom battle, we will also have a freeride skating contest.  Slalom and freeride skaters at all levels are encouraged to register and compete, and everyone is welcome to come and watch. (Register by Friday, August 28th to receive a free event T-Shirt.)

We will be awarding prizes for the top three competitors in adult and junior divisions.  In addition, Cambridge SkateFest organizers will host a block party/BBQ on Saturday night for all participants: free food and drinks, music, slalom cones, grind box, and ramp for after dark skating, and a chance to relax and show off your skills!

Please visit Cambridge SkateFest’s website for more details or to register: http://cambridgeskatefest.com

Mem Drive Skate, Sunday July 26, 2015

We’ll have music, freestyle slalom cones, ramp and grind box setup for anyone who’d like to come by to practice skating, learn new skills, and meet other skaters. Skaters at all level are welcome! (Rain will cancel the event.)

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: On Memorial Drive, adjacent to JFK park (West of JFK Street), in Cambridge. (Note: We’ll be at a slightly different location from last year — on the West side of JFK st, which was smoothly repaved last Fall!)

Battle Boston 2014

This year’s Battle Boston will be on the weekend of September 6th and 7th, 2014. (Competition will be on Sunday morning.)  It is an annual competition and demonstration weekend in Cambridge MA, to promote the sport of freestyle slalom and inline skating. Freestyle skaters at all levels are encouraged to register and compete, and everyone is welcome to come and watch. This competition is part of USFSA’s North American Slalom Series.

Battle Boston will be awarding prizes for the top three competitors. In addition, Battle Boston organizers will host a block party/BBQ on Saturday night (competition eve) for all participants: free food and drinks, glow cones for after dark slalom, music, and a chance to relax and show off your slalom skills the night before the competition! And for those arriving earlier on Saturday, they’ll lead a fun, afternoon skate tour around Cambridge, incorporating some fun street skating and slaloming opportunities!

Free USFSA Slalom Series T-Shirt if you register by Friday, August 29th!

Please visit Battle Boston’s website for more details or to register: