INTRODUCING THE ROLLERBLADE®
SKATE TO SKI TRAINING SYSTEM

Available soon as a free app for your iOS or Android device

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.

BEFORE YOU START

New to skating?

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

Need skates or gear?

Were your skates made back when your skis were straight? Click here to check out the latest skates and gear specifically designed for this program.

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Getting Started

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.


Ready to Roll?

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.

TRAINING PLANS

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.

Remember paper? :-)

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 Buy training booklet

Listen to what the pros are saying about the
Rollerblade Skate to Ski Training System

Tommy Biesmeyer

US Ski Team

Super G & Downhill

"I firmly believe that for cross training for skiing, inline skating is a strong asset"

Doug Lewis
US Olympian

"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!"

Doug Lewis
Olympic ski racer

Brennan Rubie
US Ski Team

"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."

Brennan Rubie
World Cup Ski Racer

Katie Ryan
US Ski Team

"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."

Katie Ryan
World Cup Ski Racer

Andrea Limbacher

Austria Ski Team

Ski Cross World Champion 2015

Ron Bonnevie
Carrabassett Valley Academy

"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."

Ron Bonnevie
Head U14 Coach & Weekend Program Manager

Dave Shuiling
PSIA Director of Education

“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."

Dave Schuiling
PSIA-AASI Director of Education

Martin Guyer
GMVS

"Incorporate inline skating into strength and conditioning program as a way to develop key movements and simulate key body positions similar to alpine skiing."

Martin Guyer
Green Mountain Valley School
Formerly US Ski and Snowboard Eastern Region Development Director

Sierra Quitiquit

Check out how big mountain skier / model Sierra Quitiquit is using her skates to train, have fun, and stay in shape

nline skating is the best way in the off-season to recreate the unique muscle movements and carving motions found in skiing. Skiers at every ability level are discovering the amazing cross-training and fitness benefits of inline skating. Whether you’re a green run cruiser, powder hound, or podium seeking racer, connect your winters with Rollerblade inline skates.

Inline skating develops the sense of dynamic balance, sense of space, time, and similar muscle work as needed in alpine skiing.

Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade Professional paper: The application of inline skates in alpine skiers training


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