Marty Donnellan is former skate coach at All American Skating Rink near Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She has taught scores of people how to skate, and many others how to improve their skating. "Teach Someone to Roller Skate - Even Yourself!" is a complete curriculum for a beginning roller skating course for children through adult. By studying Marty's clear text and engaging illustrations, you, too, can now teach someone to roller skate - including yourself or your child - with skill and enjoyment. Or, you can build on existing skills. Many of the skills taught are transferrable to beginning outdoor inline skating and even beginning ice skating. Below are some of the topics covered: Styles of skates and skating - Beginning and intermediate skating positions and postures - How to keep from falling - How to rise from a fall - How to build up speed - Avoiding common bad habits - Four ways to stop - Gliding on one foot - How to carve, pump, swizzle, scissor, and do crossovers - Beginning skills especially for older students - How to teach children under five - Two methods for beginning backwards skating - Beginning intermediate skills such as the Mohawk turn and two-footed spin - Edges - Exercises and drills to practice on and off skates - Checklist of beginning skills - Troubleshooting pain while skating... ...And more! No matter where you intend to take your new sport - figure skating, speed skating, jam skating, roller hockey or derby - this book will help you get started. So let's get our skates on and get started! View additional illustrations for "Teach Someone to Roller Skate" on our Facebook page of the same name.