Summer inline skating lessons Limassol and winter Snowskating at Troodos
Q: Why do I need skate lessons, I can learn on my own, right?
A: This is one recreational activity that you definitely do not want to learn on your own. Learning on your own will only lead to bad habits and unsafe skating. Even worse than teaching yourself, is to have a friend teach you who also taught themselves. Our advice is to take professional lessons from the beginning and then practise what you lean on your own, this is the only real path to becoming a good all round safe skater.
Q: What should I bring to my first skate lesson?
A: Inline skates with a brake fitted, a full set of safety pads protecting your knees, elbows and wrists. No safety pads, no class. Please also take the Cyprus sun seriously, skate classes are a lot of fun but they are also a very tough workout. Bring water, wear a cap and use sunscreen. Children under 14 must wear a helmet.
Q: I'm a complete beginner, how hard will it be?
A: It's a very challenging sport to learn, it's a lot of fun too and the 60 minute class will fly by. Come prepared and take the classes seriously, we will soon have you skating beautifully.
Q: Where can I buy good quality Inline skates in Cyprus?
A: Contact us and we'll tell you which skates will be best for you best place to buy them.
Q: Do you hire Inline skates?
A: Yes, but stock is very limited at the moment, best to give us a call and see what we have.
Q: Do you offer skate classes for beginners?
A: We have Inline skate classes every Saturday mornings and Wednesday evening. You can also have private classes where you will benefit from one to one personal attention.
Q: Who will be my Rollerblade instructor?
A: Michael Rivers, founder of Limassol Skate School plus guest instructors.
Q: Will the skate class be in English or Greek??
A: English only, Michael Rivers is a British born Cypriot with very basic Greek. We have not found it to be a problem even with Greek and our many Russian speaking clients, the skills you learn are always demonstrated to you in practical terms.
Q: Do you offer skate lessons for children?
A: We offer private inline skate lessons for children. Please note we are not an alternative to kindergarten, we are only interested in teaching children who genuinely want to learn to skate. A family member or guardian must be present throughout the skate lesson.
Q: Do you offer one to one private skate lessons during the week?
A: Yes, we offer private skate lessons 7 days per week from 7 am.
Q: Will I need safety pads and a helmet?
A: If you want to join our beginners classes we require that you have a full set of skating safety pads, that's elbow, knees and wrist. It's highly recommended that you also wear a safety helmet, a bike helmet or a proper skate helmet.
Q: Will I fall over learning to skate?
A: Occasional falls when learning to Inline skate are inevitable, on your first lesson we'll show you how to avoid injuries.
Q: I need new wheels for my Inline skates, can you help?
A: We have a lot of experience with the many sizes and various degrees of hardness of skate wheels, tell us the type of skating you are most interested in and we'll advise on the best wheels. We also stock Hyper wheels, best on the market.
Q: Where do you have your Inline skate classes?
A: We have a few locations in and around the Limassol seafront and tourist area. Most of the time we skate at Molos but depending on weather we sometime use other locations. Please always contact before turning up for classes to confirm locations.
Q: What will I learn in the beginners skate classes?
A: Skate safety is number one, we'll check and advise on pads, helmets and your skate brakes. Then the main focus will be getting you skating properly, learning to stop and turning correctly.
Q: What's the best Inline skates?
A: It really depends on what you want to do on your skates. But for us, we love slalom and street skating in Limassol. Seba, Powerslide and Rollerblade we love.
Q: I've got skates which a friend has given me and I'd like to try your beginners skate class, but I don't have any pads?
A: For your own safety we do require that you wear a full set of pads, that's elbows, knees and wrists. You can buy these from us or you may find in Sports Direct in Limassol.
Q: How many people attend your beginners Inline skate classes?
A: Anything up to 8 people which is the maximum we allow in a group skate class. It's all very friendly, you'll soon be striking up new friendships with fun and energetic people in Limassol.
Q: Your group Inline skate classes seem very popular, I would prefer more personal attention, can you help?
A: That's why we also offer private skate classes, 100% attention and the best skate class you will ever try, you will learn much faster with private skate classes than in the group classes.
Q: Where can I buy Rollerblades in Cyprus?
A: Skate supplies and shops are few and far between in Cyprus. But we've been doing this long enough to know where and who stocks Inline skates, many of these places do not advertise online so finding them can be tricky. Try our personal skate shopping service, see "Buy Rollerblade Inline Skates in Cyprus"
Q: How long have you been skating?
A: Over 20 years now.
Q: Where did you learn to skate?
A: Hyde Park in London with the world's number one level 3 skate instructor. I'm originally from London (English Cypriot) and moved back to Cyprus in 2011.
Q: Are you a qualified skate instructor?
A: Yes, I'm currently the ONLY internationally certified skate instructor in Cyprus. Certified by ICP USA.
Q: What style of skating do you teach?
A: Freestyle freeskate, fitness skating and free jump. Taking new skaters through the basics of safe urban street skating, skating faster, stopping, turning, jumping and speed slalom with cones and skate marathon.
Q: What skates do you recommend?
A: Quality freeskates, this type of skate can take you anywhere! They are especially suited to Cyprus as the boots are fully vented, great for the heat.
Q: How many lessons will I need to become a good inline skater?
A: Each person is different, in most cases I see a high level of skating skills achieved after about 4 to 6 months. But inline skating is a never ending journey, you will never know it all, there's always new skills you can learn from someone doing it better than you!
Q: Do you teach children to inline skate?
A: Yes, private one to one classes for children are available, these classes can be shared by 2 children maximum.
Q: Do you teach any other fitness sports in Cyprus?
A: Yes, private one-to-one Cardio Kickboxing and Self-Defence in Limassol. To find out more visit www.v1fitness.com