Frequently Asked Questions?

Ready to skate but have a few questions? We have the answers below.

We don’t discriminate due to race, creed, color, religion, or sexual orientation.  

I’m a beginner beginner. Is this class for me?

Absolutely.  We take pride in working with everyone especially beginners and those coming back from a long hiatus.  Our team of experts will give you the individual attention that you need.

Do I need my own skates?

No, we have skates available.  

However, we recommend that after your first couple of lessons that you purchase your own so that you get comfortable skating and breaking in your own pair of skates.

Where can I purchase skates? 

You can purchase skates at Five Stride Skate Shop. 178 Bushwick Ave Brooklyn NY.

www.fivestride.com

Where are you located? 

We host our classes in several locations. Our main location is 215-10 Hempstead ave Queens Village NY.

Can we pay at the door?

All payments must be made online before class. There are no payments taken at the door. 

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes we do.  If you are interested in private lessons, please send us your inquiry to info@skaterobics.com.

Do we need protective gear?

Yes. All students need to have wristguards, elbow pads, and knee pads.  We recommend new skaters wear full protective gear.

 

Wearing protective gear makes most skaters feel more confident which makes learning to skate easier and more fun. For recreational or rink skating the Triple 8 Savers Series gives you padding without bulk.

What kind of skates are for beginners? Indoor skates or outdoor skates?

Any skate can be an indoor skate or an outdoor skate depending on whether it has indoor or outdoor wheels.

 

Indoor wheels are harder and meant to be skated on a smooth surface. The harder the indoor wheel, the more slide you will have. There are two main shapes of indoor wheels: small, narrow, hard wheels for dancing and skate parks and wider derby wheels with a hub. For beginning dance and park skating, we recommend the Bones TeamRadar Riva, or SG Fame wheels. For beginning derby, we recommend the Bones Pet Day of the DeadRadar Halo, or Atom Savant wheels.

 

Outdoor wheels are softer and meant to roll smooth over uneven surfaces. The bigger outdoor wheels make for softer, smoother ride but will also be slower. The smaller outdoor wheels will have more agility but you will be able to feel more of the uneven surface under your feet. We recommend big and soft wheels for beginner outdoor skaters like the Moxi outdoorSG Boardwalk, and Bones Miami.

Do you offer online classes?

Yes, online classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 6 PM EST.  This beginner class is for someone who has very little experience with skating.

Do you offer skate rentals for events?

Yes we do.  Send an email to info@skaterobics.com with date, time etc.  and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Do you offer classes for children?

We do not offer classes for kids at this time. You must be 16 and older to participate

Are classes refundable or transferable?

Unfortunately, classes are not refundable or transferable. Due to Covid-19, we have a limited amount of spaces per class.  Once a session is sold out, it stops other customers from taking the class which causes our business to lose money.  

What are your Covid-19 policies?

Everyone must wear a mask.  Everyone is welcome in our classroom regardless of their vaccination status.

Do you host private events?

For all business inquires please email info@skaterobics.com.