Roller Skating Lessons

Always fancied trying roller skating lessons in Colchester? Well, Rollerworld has been taken over by Demon Xtreme Sports and the new owners, Jason and Anne, have been teaching people to skate for over 30 years. They will be bringing their expertise into Rollerworld and improving our learn to skate lessons.

If you are looking to learn to skate, so that you can come along to our public sessions and skate confidently and enjoy the experience more, these will be the lessons for you.

Our aim is to get you to a point where you can skate confidently, forwards, backwards, stop, cross over and turn. We will at the end of the course, when you are ready, introduce you to some roller sports coaches that you may want to follow. These will be from Roller Derby, Hockey, Artistic, Freestyle, Speed Skating and Jamming.

To apply for the next course of lessons you can now sign up online or alternatively, download the application and Consent form then return with the payment by post

 You will receive a Rollerworld certificate upon completion of each award.

Roller Skating Lesson Grades

Lesson Length

Lessons are run as a course of  6 x 40 minute lessons taught on Sundays.

Lesson Price

The price is just £49.90 for a course of 6 lessons. Includes skate hire if required.


Lesson 1: Sunday 1st September
Lesson 2: Sunday 8th September
Lesson 3: Sunday 15th September
Lesson 4: Sunday 22nd September
Lesson 5: Sunday 29th September
Lesson 6: Sunday 6th October

Spaces On Sale:
Sunday 7th July 2019

Applications must be received by:
10pm on Friday 30th August 2019

Gold & Sport Awards:
Arrival Time: 5:50pm
Rink Time: 6:00pm to 6:40pm

Bronze & Silver Awards:
Arrival Time: 5.15pm
Rink Time: 5:20pm – 6:00pm

October Lesson Times

Lesson 1: Sunday 13th October
Lesson 2: Sunday 20th October
Lesson 3: Sunday 27th October
Lesson 4: Sunday 3rd November
Lesson 5: Sunday 10th November
Lesson 6: Sunday 17th  November

Spaces On Sale:
Sunday 22nd September 2019

Applications must be received by:
10pm on Friday 11th October 2019

Gold & Sport Awards:
Arrival Time: 5:50pm
Rink Time: 6:00pm to 6:40pm

Bronze & Silver Awards:
Arrival Time: 5.15pm
Rink Time: 5:20pm – 6:00pm

The New Rollerworld Skating Grades

Rollerworld Skating Grades Bronze

Bronze Award Goal

To be able to skate around the rink without holding on to the barrier, using both feet to skate, with your knees bent and your eyes facing forward and looking up at all times

  1. Get up from the floor in the correct manner, so as not to injure yourself or cause injury to others.
  2. Good skating stance (toes, knees, nose) Keep your knees bent, eyes looking straight ahead with your heels together and toes pointing outwards whilst moving forward.
  3. Skate using a Snake Pattern, moving with both feet whilst making a snake pattern with BOTH feet.
  4. Moving forward, lifting one foot after the other, in a skating motion. Balancing on one foot after the other for 3 seconds.

FARS Equivalent: Grade 1-2

Rollerworld Skating Grades Silver

Silver Award Goal

To be able to skate in a forward motion, lifting both feet alternatively. Be able to stop confidently from speed and be able to go backwards a little.

  1. Moving forwards around a circle bringing your feet together and pushing outward in a skating motion.
  2. Learning to stop using a T-stop on both the left and right skate.
  3. Skating forward on alternative feet and going into a Little Man position, with knees bent as far as they can go, holding for at least 3 meters.
  4. Pushing off from the wall going backwards, using a Snake Pattern, using both feet equally. You should be able to do this for at least 10 meters.

FARS Equivalent: Grade 3

Rollerworld Skating Grades Gold

Gold Award Goal

To be able to skate forwards, backwards, turn to backwards from forwards and vice-versa confidently, be able to stop in a controlled manner using both T-stop and stoppers and be able to cross over correctly when skating around the rink in both directions.

  1. Skating across the rink and turning from forwards to backwards and stopping using your stoppers (or backwards snow plough for inlines)
  2. Skating backwards using both feet alternatively, toes out and lifting your feet into the centre each time.
  3. Going around in a circle, be able to cross over right over left and left over right in a forward motion.
  4. Balance on one leg at a time for at least 10 meters without too much wobble.

FARS Equivalent: Grade 4-5

Rollerworld Skating Grades Gold

Sports Award Goal

The purpose of the Sports Award is to start preparing you to take your basic skating skills into Roller Sports, such as Roller Derby, Hockey, Artistic, Speed Skating, Freestyle or Jamming.
  1. Turn from front to backwards, both ways, and back again
  2. Skate backwards around the rink in both directions using an inside sweep motion
  3. Perform an Outside Barrel Roll
  4. Perform an Inside Barrel Roll
  5. Sprint the width of the rink stopping within touching distance of the barrier, then sprinting back again without hesitation.
FARS Equivalent: Grade 6