Allan McDade is a Level 1 ICP (Inline Certification Programme) Instructor, as well as a Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Coach with the BRSF (British Roller Sports Federation). He has also completing the Educare Certification Programme, and has an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate as a Child Workforce Sports Coach.
An all-round skater, Allan is a regular participant in Roller Hockey, does a little Freestyle skating, some indoor speed skating and currently holds the record at the Arc Sports Hall, for the Lap Ladder challenge. He is also a participant in several European roller marathons, including the seasons premier event, The Berlin Inline Marathon. Allan organises the Scotia Skaters' speed skating group practices at The Bellahouston Track during the summer months as well as the weekly indoor Rollerhoc sessions at Craigholme each Wednesday evening.
Allan's ICP and BRSF qualifications mean he is completely up-to-date with the very latest coaching programmes and teaching methods, so is the ideal person to get you started skating or to help you improve your skills. Allan is available for private skating lessons and teaches new skaters most weekends as part of the TrySkating.com events in Glasgow and has also assisted FalkirkWheelers.co.uk at some of their skating events.
Don Morton is a certified inline-skate instructor. Don has been helping skaters learn the best method of skating safely since 2004.
Over the years many skaters, from all walks of life, have taken lessons. It's the best way to start if you're worried about falling, stopping or simply want advice about which skate to buy. Get that wrong and you're off to a bad start. Age limit, from under 5 years to over 80, you're never too old to learn, it just takes a wee bit longer and a bit more practise.
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Now retired from teaching beginner lessons, Don achieved legendary status within the Scottish skating community, introducing hundreds of skaters to a new life on wheels, and is a veteran of many of the biggest social skating events worldwide such as the Paris Roller and the Berlin Marathon. He boasts quite a collection of medals, his most recent being the Paris Marathon in 2019, provides an endless source of skating information and has a vast experience of skating, both indoor and in the great outdoors with no signs of losing his enthusiasm for the sport and the TrySkating community.