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Calling future derby girls…need to improve your skating skills?

Are you interested in improving your skating skills? Feel like you need more practice before derby boot camp? Get the basics down now to prepare yourself at the San Jose Skate Skills Clinic!

Skaters will improve:

• Basic skating skills
• Cross overs
• Starts
• Weaving
• Pacing
• Endurance

The dates and times for the clinic are as follows:

Wednesday, July 14th 6:30-8pm

Saturday, July 17th 5:30-7pm

Wednesday, July 21st 6:30-8pm

Saturday, July 24th 5:30-7pm

Saturday, July 31st 5:30-7pm

All ages welcome! Registration fee is $50, which includes skate rental. Helmets are required!

If you have questions or want to reserve a spot, send an email to skate4fun82@yahoo.com .

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Come support SVRG junior derby this Thursday, June 10!

Derby 2.o is here! For those of you who have not heard, SVRG is launching a junior derby camp this summer for girls 7 to 17. We need to do some fundraising to help cover camp costs, so we are hosting a fundraiser this Thursday, June 10, at San Jose Skate (397 Blossom Hill Road) from 6 to 9 pm. Cost of entry is $10 and you will get to come skate with SVRG and know you’re supporting local girls’ athletics.

If you’ve got a potential derby girl, this is a great opportunity to come out and meet the skaters who will be helping coach and ask any questions you may have. The staff at San Jose Skate will also be there if you have questions about skates or safety gear for your child.

More details about junior derby can be found here. If you have questions, please contact juniorderby@svrollergirls.com . See you there!

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Want to skate like a derby girl? Come to SJS speed skating class!

San Jose Skate (397 Blossom Hill Road, SJ) is hosting a speed skating class on Saturdays from 5:30 to 7 pm. We have two experienced inline speed skaters who have been very accommodating of the team, giving us quad skate-specific and derby-specific lessons. Class topics have included starts, stance, posture, stride, track pattern, recovering from falls, holding turns, and of course speeeeeed!

The drop-in fee is $10. Bring your skates and helmet (required)–other protective gear is up to the skater. Personally, I recommend your knee pads because, at least for my power thighs, they make a difference in how I stride and handle turns.

This class is open to all ages, and inline skates are also of course welcome. Also, there’s an open Saturday night skate afterwards if you’re interested.

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Read another great article on saving San Jose Skate

Stephen Baxter at Silicon Valley Community Newspapers wrote a great article on the community issue of potentially losing our rink, San Jose Skate. Check it out here!

Stay tuned to this blog and http://saveourrink.blogspot.com for the latest news on our efforts!

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Read more about our efforts to save our rink in today’s San Jose Mercury-News!!

Many thanks to Joe Rodriguez for the coverage here, and for Sal Pizarro, who on Feb. 5 drew the public’s attention to the first community meeting.

You can also follow our ongoing efforts to Save San Jose Skate at our new blog collaboration: http://saveourrink.blogspot.com/ Please come join the discussion and stay apprised of opportunities to speak your mind to the City Council so that we can preserve our home!

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