(Re)Learn one of America’s most dynamic aerobic sports! In this introductory level experiential course students will explore a variety of approaches to learning how to develop skills in aerobic quad indoor and outdoor skating. Through presentations, discussions, reflections and readings, students will gain an understanding of the history of skating as an expressive outlet, a social subculture and how it is integrated into and inspires popular culture. Students will demonstrate how well they have mastered 4 skills selected by the instructor and 2 self-selected skills. This is a hybrid class comprised of in-person, synchronous, and asynchronous instruction. Some of the class meetings will occur outdoors on the basketball court, however the class will meet in the gym or room 012 in compliance with social distancing guidelines. Off-campus trips include the roller rink, skate park, and/or the Rail Trail and may occur outside of the designated class meeting time. Students will be expected to practice at least 3 to 4 hours per week in addition to class time in order to be successfully complete skills test and endurance test. Students will need their own quad roller skates (not inline) and protective gear such as helmets and pads (elbow, knee and wrist pads) and must be available before we meet. Additional items such as skate upgrades may be purchased at student’s discretion.
- Teacher: Jessica Scott-Felder