A couple of weeks ago I took my kids to SKATES Roller Skating Entertainment Center in Sand Springs for roller skating lessons. SKATES is the only skating rink in the Tulsa area to offer lessons. And my littlest sure needed them!
Hudson is pretty confident on skates and flies around the rink but he still needs to perfect some of the basics like crossovers. Ella, on the other hand, took one step on the floor, fell, and was in tears. When we skate she normally requires a skate mate and we wanted her to learn the basic fundamentals so that she can skate unassisted. There were instructors to help with every level of skating no matter your starting point.
The lessons cover the basic fundamentals of skating including balance, stopping, crossing, and falling small and getting up correctly.
By the end of the class Ella was skating on her own and practicing cross overs. She is looking forward to trying it again!
The lessons take place on Saturday mornings from 10-11am. The cost is $5.00 per lesson or you can enroll in the Skate Star program which is $35 and includes 4 weeks of lessons, a t-shirt, and certificate when you complete the course. For more information visit the SKATES website: http://skatescenter.com