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Roller ski taster & beginners' courses - Learn to roller ski

Roller ski taster - 4/11/18 - sold out

Try roller skiing & discover the fun of cross country skiing without snow.  This taster introduces you to the basic movements of roller skiing and equipment.

This is a special free taster as part of the Sports Taster Fortnight organised by London Borough of Hillingdon on Sunday 4 November from 1430-1600.  This session is now full.

Level 1 course - learn to roller ski - for beginners 

NEW for the autumn - learn to roller ski course for complete beginners. 

There is also a course for children [see for details of the children's course]. 

You'll learn the basics - how to glide using classic technique [diagonal stride] and double poling, simple turns and how to stop plus you'll learn about equipment. 

If you want go on cross country skiing holiday this is the best preparation!

Your aim will be Snowsport England [SSE] 1 star proficiency - over 3-4 weeks you can easily achieve this and be on your way to the next level.  If you register for Snowsport England Proficiency Awards [cost: £5.00] you can also be assessed for this scheme at the end of the course.  

After the course we recommend you attend our training and practice sessions and our Level 2 course. You can supplement these with Snowsport England's skills development courses.

2018 LRNSC Beginners’ level 1 roller ski courses

AUTUMN 4 sessons comprising:

07 October 1300-1530

04 November 1000-1230

25 November 1000-1230

02 December 1000-1230

Book your learn to roller ski beginner's course now

Roller ski course costs - all courses/sessions must be booked in advance

Do contact us if you have any questions.

Type of session Member Non member Junior member Junior non member
- with equipment 45.00 65.00* 30.00 35.00*
- tuition only 30.00 50.00* 20.00 25.00*
Level 1 - autumn 4 sessions
- with equipment 60.00 80.00* 48.00 53.00*
- tuition only 36.00 56.00* 24.00 29.00*
Level 1 - single session:        
- with equipment 25.00 45.00* 20.00 25.00*
- tuition only 15.00 35.00* 10.00 15.00*
SSE Proficiency Award registration 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
*Includes Club membership for insurance purposes        

'With equipment' includes hire of roller ski equipment, protective knee/elbow pads and, unless you bring your own, cycle helmet.

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Book your learn to roller ski level 1 beginner's course

Equipment & clothing

Unless you opt for 'tuition only' equipment [roller skis, boots, poles, protective knee and elbow pads etc] is included in the course cost.

If you have your own cycle helmet please bring that to wear as well as gloves to protect your hands.

If you're new to roller skiing, we recommend you use the Club equipment first then consider buying your own kit once you're committed and want to practice more.

Dress in breathable sports/leisure clothing - light layers are best so you can adjust if you get too warm.  Don't wear your best gear in case you fall.  Gloves are essential - please bring your own.


All our courses take place at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in west London which provides an ideal mix of flat, gentle and steeper hills, all with smooth tarmac surfaces.

It has a club house with facilities to make tea and coffee, and where you can change/leave clothes during sessions.