North and South America
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Rollerblade® has joined forces with US Ski & Snowboard®, the Professional Ski Instructors of America®, and the National Ski Patrol® to develop a world class off-season cross-training program.
Listen to Olympian, elite ski coach, and ripping skater Doug Lewis describe how the program works.
If you are brand new to inline skating or unsure of what skates and gear to use, please click here to get squared away before starting the Skate to Ski Training System.Skating basics
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If you’ve got your skates, gear, and helmet, and you know the basics of skating and stopping, you’re ready to go!
The first thing to do is watch the Terrain Selection video.
If you’re a skier who’s used to bombing down slopes, you need to recalibrate. Start on perfectly flat pavement and nail the basics before going down even a moderate pitch.
Remember, there are no black diamond trail rating markers out there on pavement. Avoid skating where there’s sand, water, or cracked pavement.
Always know the road ahead before you skate it.
The Skate to Ski Training System is a progression of phases. Start with Phase 1 and perform the exercises in order. Make sure you've mastered a Phase before progressing to the next one.
Always wear your helmet and protective gear. And most importantly - have fun with this!
Click the links below to take you to the appropriate Phase.
Once you’ve learned the skills in Phases 1 - 4, you’re ready to start training!
Click here to check out two different training programs that incorporate your newly found Skate to Ski skills.
Training Plan 1 provides a moderate training schedule that utilizes skills from Phases 2 & 3.
Training Plan 2 is a more intense training schedule that incorporates skills from Phases 2, 3, & 4.
For those who want to carry the Skate to Ski Training System out on the trail and not worry about a device or streaming video, we offer a nice analog solution.
This handy 64 page flip book has all the info and extra tips found in the app. Plus it’s gauranteed not to crack if you drop it.DOWNLOAD IN PDF
Listen to what the pros are saying about the
Rollerblade Skate to Ski Training System
"Credo fermamente che, nel crosstraining dedicato allo sci alpino, il pattinaggio inline sia un perno fondamentale”
"The Rollerblade Skate to Ski program is the most ski specific off-snow program you can do as a skier. Not only does it train ski specific movements and patterns that will translate into better skiing when you return to snow, but it will increase agility, strength, mobility, and work your cardiovascular system as well. Plus it’s FUN!"
Olympic ski racer
"Whether I'm ripping around the neighborhood, or preparing for the next ski season, inline skating is a versatile way to have some fun, and switch it up."
World Cup Ski Racer
"The adrenaline rush and freedom I get from skiing in the winter I now get from inline skating during the warmer months. Skating allows me to be outside with my friends and get a great cardio workout."
World Cup Ski Racer
"The Skate to Ski Training System offers our young athletes the opportunity to connect their seasons while developing many primary athletic skills that transfer directly to alpine skiing."
Head U14 Coach & Weekend Program Manager
“No other summer activities translate skills of skiing better than inline skating. Besides the benefits of strength and endurance, you can enhance the 5 key fundamentals of skiing through skating."
PSIA-AASI Director of Education
"Incorporate inline skating into strength and conditioning program as a way to develop key movements and simulate key body positions similar to alpine skiing."
Green Mountain Valley School
Formerly US Ski and Snowboard Eastern Region Development Director
Il pattinaggio inline è il miglior modo per ricreare i movimenti muscolari peculiari e l’effetto della curva sugli sci al di fuori della neve e della stagione sciistica. Gli sciatori di ogni livello di abilità possono sfruttare le incredibili potenzialità del pattinaggio inline nel crosstraining e nel fitness. Dal tranquillo appassionato all’atleta professionista, passando per esperti e freerider, i modelli Rollerblade offrono la possibilità di continuare il proprio allenamento invernale oltre la neve e fino alla sua successiva caduta.
Facoltà di Sport e Educazione Fisica dell’Università di Belgrado, ricerca professionale: L’applicazione dei pattini inline nell’allenamento degli sciatori alpini, 2010
Rollerblade ha progettato specifici modelli di pattini inline skates pensando ai bisogni degli sciatori. È possibile scegliere tra pattini con scafo ”molded”, ideali per il crosstraining, o pattini Fitness con tomaia soft, il massimo per sessioni di allenamento su lunghe distanze.
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