Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Skate?
There is no age limit and we promote gender and ethnic equality – all are welcome!
Quads or Inlines welcome!
What If I Am New To speed Skating?
We offer a range of sessions from beginner to advanced level, on both indoor and road venues.
Whether you are just learning to speed skate or haven’t skated for a few years we have a session for you.
Where Do I Start?
If you are a new skater, we recommend the Saturday afternoon session at Digi from 4-5pm.
Bring your helmet and skates – mention our website and the first two sessions are FREE!
If you are still unsure about which session is most suitable for you, please contact us, we are happy to help!
Please be aware that while we do teach beginners, we are a speed skating club. Therefore if you have never skated in any capacity before, we highly recommend taking learn-to-skate classes to get you started on the basics of roller blading/skating. Digi Roller Skating Rink offer learn-to-skate star classes here:
What Will I Learn?
We have a team of national accredited coaches who have competed at national and international levels. Our coaches teach a range of skills, fitness exercises, technique and race craft from development through to advance/elite levels.
How Far Can I Go As A LCS skater?
If you have aspirations of being a champion, this is the club for you! Not only are we home to multiple Oceania Champions (both male, and female) and Australian representatives, our coaches are seasoned skaters who have represented Australia at Oceania and World Championships, as well as many other international competitions.
Do You Have A Trial Membership?
We offer 2 FREE 'Come & Try' speed skating sessions to all new skaters.
What Speed Skates Should I Buy?
Congratulations on taking the next step to buying your first pair of speed skates! This can be an exciting, yet daunting, process.
There are several factors that determine what boot/set up will be most suitable for you:
3. Ability and Strength
When buying your first speed skates you must consider:
1. Correct Fit- choose a boot with tight ankles for maximum support. Avoid buying skates that are too big for you, or for your child to "grow into" as a loose fitting boot will not provide the needed support and can prevent you or your child from improving!
2. Frame Size- Once you've chosen the perfect boot for you, there is the task of choosing frames. Frames come in different lengths and heights and the most suitable size is determined by your Age + Height + Ability.
Our highly experienced coaches are here to help. Talk to your coach before buying skates as they can assess your ability and your training needs and recommend the best option for you.
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