Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Inline Skating by Skate Mode - Mini Series 2

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Skate Mode is a privately run school for inline skating. They started off in the East teaching children how to inline skate. After a few months, they moved their operations to the West (near Jalan Jurong Kechil) as there was a higher demand for such services there. Skate Mode has regular weekly lessons at their current location and have shared their passion for inline skating with more than 60 children from ages 4-13 years old.

Read here for our Mini Series 1 post.

Day 2
The older girls advanced to skating on hard ground. The younger girls learnt how to stand up on their skates, how to fall in the safe way and how to move forward on grass and hard ground.

Coach Saffy took charge of the older pair and took them through the process of ‘V Walking’ from cone to cone.

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Once they have gained their confidence, it’s time to go to bigger space and learn about ‘Ready Roll’ and ‘Heel Stop’.


This is slightly more difficult where the girls need to V Walk from point A to point B, do a Ready Roll and then V Walk to point C and end off with a Heel Stop.

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Joey perfecting the Heel Stop move.


Jayne, Sophie and Zoe did as well if not better. They were able to progress quite smoothly from standing up to even a bit of V Walking. I’m totally amazed at how fast children can learn a new skill.


Jayne and Zoe warmed up faster and were able to advance at a slightly faster pace.


But soon Sophie caught up and the 3 of them had such a fun time with Coach Angela.



Check out the video.

Zoe, Jayne & Sophie

Water breaks are extremely important!



See how Sophie and Jayne completed their little V Walk.

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Day 3
Joey advanced to Swizzle, a more challenging move on the skates (tho Instructor Saffy made it looked so easy). While Jayne advanced from V Walk to Ready Roll.

Coach Saffy has to hold on to Joey for the beginning stage to build up her confidence. Cheryl is doing slightly better.

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Coach Saffy sat the girls down and explained the booklet progress to Joey.



Every skills in a stage (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced/Expert) has 5 stars to be completed. Different Instructors may take the same class of students (for our case it’s the same instructors), and there will be a fair assessment of the students’ progress.


After the rest, the cones are placed with greater difficulty to test the girls’ skills improvement.



This time round, Joey can do the Swizzle, Ready Roll and Heel Stop without the coach holding her. Bravo!

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Well done Joey!!


Check out Joey’s video.


Who is the girl with her cool pink shades?


Sophie is all ready to rock and roll! So cute!


The younger group was super enthusiastic that morning. All eager and ready to go.


Coach Angela was the girls’ favourite friend all throughout the 3 days. I will highly recommend her if you have children in this age group who are interested to learn inline skating. Angela is a very patient and encouraging coach and also someone who truly loves kids. The 3 parents jokingly suggested that she can bring the kids home for a night so that we can enjoy a night’s break.

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A series of photos showing how Jayne stood up on her own.

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During the break, this is what the girls do, knocking each other on their headgear. Looks like fun.




And this is how she tackles the V Walk and Ready Roll.

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To end off the day, Jayne posed in her favourite ‘mermaid’ pose.


Come back tomorrow for the third and final part of this mini series, as we bring a close to this fun holiday camp!

Skate Mode specialize in teaching children from ages 4 and above.
Standard Fees: $100 for 4 lessons
Each session is 2 hours
Call Angela @ 96704537 or email to askatemate@gmail.com for more information.
Facebook Page: Skate Mode

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