The Rollerblade® Skate to Ski Training System

Welcome!

If you’re here, then you’re part of the community of racers, coaches, instructors, patrollers, and other elite skiers who have been providing great guidance and feedback for this new program. Please enjoy free access to all the Skate to Ski Training System videos. All we ask in exchange is to let us know what you think about the program.

You can leave us feedback here:

[email protected]

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

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
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

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.

Buy your skates & gear

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.

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 couple of nice analog solutions.

THANK YOU!!!

This project has been a labor of love for a dedicated group of people here at Rollerblade. We hope you enjoy this program and learn a thing or two in the process. We also hope you contribute your feedback as we continue to build out new Skate to Ski skills videos in the future. Let us know what you think here - [email protected]

There have been countless people sharing insight, providing guidance, and offering their support. There are WAY too many to thank directly, but a few names jump out -

Brennan Rubie - For taking all the carefully written scripts, completely changing them, and making this way better!
Katie Ryan - For appearing out of nowhere with mad skills, spot-on input, and helping make this complete.
Mike Schirf - For essentially nailing everything on the first day out. Seriously, who does that??
Tim Jones - For making the final edits better than anyone thought they could ever be.
Doug Lewis - For bringing the program to the next level!
Heidi Ettlinger - For teaching us to be better teachers.
Matt Dirks - For synergistically synergizing synergies with PSIA.
Dave Schuiling - For listening to us talk about this way too long before finally getting something done.
Pete Kray - For dispensing gems of editorial wisdom whilst swatting away creepy Austrian voyeur.
Calum Clark - For jumping in with two enthusiastic feet and opening new doors - all with a fantastic accent.
Ron Bonnevie - For being the first to envision how ski academies can “connect their winters”.
Melanie Hood - For seeing the value in this, spreading the word, and being ridicuously nice to us all the time.
Claire Brown - For providing us great ideas, inspiring us, and channeling the power of the Bladies!

Andy Hare - Saving the biggest thanks for last. For rallying when things had stalled. For connecting us with everyone above. For being the glue that tied everyone together. Without Andy, this simply wouldn’t have happened.

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