Skating

Includes: Roller skating, Roller blading, Inline skating, Skateboarding, Long boarding, Land paddling, Indoors, Outdoors, Sports

Activity time:
1 meeting

Age:
5+

Cost:
Medium
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Conquer the half pipe

And do nail flips, ollies and other tricks - or just do your best to stay on board!

Overview

Skating involves using wheeled boots or boards to perform tricks or just travel round a rink or course.

To take girls skating you will need to find a reputable local venue.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

Make sure you have sufficient adults who can skate confidently in case any girls are struggling. Always have at least one adult supervising who is not participating.

Instructor qualifications

None required for public skating sessions.

For private sessions, venues may supply professional instructors.

Safety regulations

Before the session starts, ensure that all girls are clearly briefed on:

  • boundaries
  • the venue rules
  • where to meet in the event of an evacuation.

At the rink/course, check that the skates are:

  • the right size for the user
  • in good condition.

New or nervous skaters should keep to the edges of the rink/course so they can use the barrier for support.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed

Forms

  • An Activity Information and Consent form is required to participate in this activity - PDF
  • A Risk Assessment form is required for this activity - PDF

Remember - you can use one consent form for multiple activities