Specialty Courses


Private Lesson

Private Instruction

Optimize your instruction in a one-on-one lesson or  get a group of  friends and family together to enjoy learning inline skating, together.

Private Lessons with Skate Ventures provide customized  individual attention. The pace is set to match the needs and desires of the private student. We strive to schedule private lessons at a location and time that is convenient and suited for you. Some times travel fees apply.

If your schedule doesn’t fit ours, please contact us to create a lesson or event specifically designed to suit your group, interests and ability levels.

Basic Skate Maintenance

Learn how to maintain the physical components of your skates.  Topics include general cleaning and wheel and bearing maintenance.

Edgework/Cones Skating 

Learn to take your swizzles to the next level. Work on cross-over swizzles through cones both forward and backward (optional). Also, Learn to skate through cones on one skate. Benefits skaters crossover and edge management capabilities.

Hill Management

Hill Management applies slowing and stopping skills introduced in our OSB series and trail skate 1.  Our professional outdoor skate instructors will guide you up and down hills until you feel safe conquering the hills on your own.


Learn how to maximize your skating stride while building your endurance on Minnesota’s fine trail system. Pacelines are introduced. Length of skate correlates with skater fitness level.

Brakeless Braking (BB)

learn braking techniques using skill and wheels rather than your brake.

Totally Turns (TT) 

In totally turns we focus on developing turning ability. We focus on Y-frame turns and parallel turns (ski style turns). The benefit of developing turning ability is to increase maneuverability which in turn increases safety and fun on inline skates.