Trail Skate (TS1/2)


Our beginning Trail Skate Clinic is the first in the world and a fantastic introduction to inline trail skating.


For individuals who are comfortably balanced while on skates and able to use the heel brake to a complete stop at mild to moderate speeds on flat terrain, but not on hills. Or, students who have successfully completed skate skills in our Improver Clinic; OSB 1 and 2; 3 is also helpful but not mandatory.


We skate the hill (with a friendly escort) leading to Lake Nokomis followed by a leisure three mile skate around Lake Nokomis, a fantastic trail caressing the perimeter of one of Minnesota’s famed “Chain of Lakes”.

What you will learn:
  • Stopping on a hill (with an escort);

  • managing speed on a hill (with an escort)

  • skating up a hill (with an escort)

  • successfully manage terrain changes with ease

  • using grass to slow or stop

  • applying  ROBICHON’S SV defensive skate position

  • a pre-skate gear inspection, what to bring

  • apply terrain hazard negotiation skills from our proprietary OSB 1 and 2

  • to refine OSB 1 / 2 skate skills

  • trail etiquette

  • how to skate three miles around Lake Nokomis.

  • Individualized instruction from master trainer and skater

  • learn or improve skating on our trails

  • small group learning

  • learn trail etiquette

  • building confidence

  • building community -find others to skate with

  • building self-esteem.


We park and gather in Lake Nokomis Community Center’s parking lot at 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy.   We begin trail skate 1 and 2 on the grass near the first hill which descends to Lake Nokomis.


Private Individual and group trail skate instruction available. Contact Us to schedule your personalized  Trail Skate lesson and tour, today!    COVID – 19 practices followed, including requirment of surgical masks by all participants and a six foot physical distance between participants.  Maximum small group of 5 participants.