In 2013, school student Rohan Kokane, of Belgaum, won his place in the Guiness Book of World Records as the Lowest Limbo Skater, roller-skating beneath a height of just 10 inches over a distance of 33 feet!
Roller Skates were invented in the 1760’s by a Belgian called Joseph Merlin. He designed a skate with small wooden wheels. Surprisingly, although we assume that inline skates are a modern invention, they are not.
All roller skates were inline until 1863 when James Plimpton invented a skate with four wheels attached in a rectangular formation. This invention gave roller-skating a boost as quad skates are easier to control than inline versions.
According to medical research, roller skating and rollerblading rank in the top 3 activities that improve or maintain physical fitness and general well-being. The medical world has declared roller skating / blading better for your health than jogging. Skating at 20 MPH, a skater burns 6 calories per minute or 360 calories per hour.
Two dedicated coaches train our day scholars and day boarders.
Some of the unique features we offer in the training of the sport are:
- our coaches have been state/national level players
- our coaches are all affiliated to their respective sport associations (state/ national) level
- individual attention for technique correction
- personal care and individual teaching
- explanation of the game and its nuances
- video recording of students playing the game and an analysis and discussion of the same with the student by the coach
- video clips of world famous players and a discussion with the students on their techniques, styles, strategies among other such details
- specially designed and crafted lesson plans for (i) beginners (ii) intermediate (iii) semi-advanced (iv) advanced players
- concentration on the physical developments of various parts of the body relevant to the sport: example wrists, arms, thighs, calves among others.
- warm-up exercises and other physical work out
- specific report cards with detailed analysis for day boarders
- opportunities to participate in inter-school and state organised games and tournaments