You Will Need
- In-line skates
- A helmet
- Knee pads
- Elbow pads
- Wrist guards (optional)
Find a place to skate
Find a place to skate with a smooth asphalt or concrete surface and a good amount of open space. Empty parking lots are usually a safe bet.
Put on safety gear and skates
Put on your safety gear and skates.
Stand up slowly, keeping your knees slightly bent. Take a moment to get your balance.
Take a step
Take a small step with your dominant foot.
Push toward the ground with your opposite foot.
Push with your dominant foot while bringing your other foot forward. Repeat this process continually.
Gently push back on one of your heels to brake.
Practice skating and stopping until you’re comfortable. Pretty soon you’ll be ready for the open road.