Newsletter 5/1/2024

Our mission is "To teach and transform lives through inline and roller skating."

Weekly Class Updates

Hello skaters, while we were hopeful to offer a Trail Training Class this Saturday, the weather is not cooperating. But we do have indoor classes all weekend!

1.   Regular classes this weekend, and on Sundays we intend that Adults Level 4/5/6 is only offered at 8:45am and then if we have enough instructors who can teach it again, we will offer it, but note that by attending the first hour, you are able to have nearly the entire rink for the class. 

2.   Parents, if you feel like your child is not progressing, please talk to the instructor beforehand. When you sign in, you will see their name and seek them out and have a conversation for what you are seeing, and what you’d like. Class sizes are pretty small and we intend that there is one-on-one time with your kids throughout the class.

3. Trish will be traveling to CA next week for Camp SkateIA, and gone for the majority of the month, she will be missed at weekend classes!

     – Roller Fitness will resume when she returns!

upcoming classes and events

Trails Classes on Thursdays

We are intending to add a Trails Class on Thursday nights at 7:30pm for an hour. Keep an eye here for further deets!

The Dash of Soy fundraiser cooking class is filling up. It’s dumpling time, with an 1800-year-old history behind the delish-dish, and you can sign up to take the Zoom class from Skate Journeys’ Instructor Elaine Sher.

Support our fundraising efforts, and get your ticket today!

Camp manager still needed

We’re still looking for the right fit for our Camp Manager role!

This is a fun, temporary summer job, with no weekends guaranteed!
Paid training is included!

*Compensation: starting $28/hr, based on experience

If you know of someone who may be interested, please let us know!
See the full job description on our Jobs page

Employee spotlight

Debbie Sumner met Trish in the year 2000, when Debbie, as a Certified Skate Instructor, taught a class at a conference called: Olympics for Kids. It was a super fun seminar about turning kids’ classes into Olympic Events.

Since then, Trish and Debbie have enjoyed a long-time relationship as she built the first SkateIA website for Trish, helped her come up with the name Skate Instructors Association and supported her with website issues for a long time.

Debbie also was the Examiner for certifying many of our current and past instructors to become fully fledged instructors.

She now works nearly full time for Skate Journeys from her place in sunny Huntington Beach, California.

She is one of our offsite/remote workers and is tackling the job of IT, Website design/upkeep, Salesforce and some accounting. Talk about chief, cook, and bottle washer!

When not working for SJ, she is also a Level 3 Ski Instructor, runs a Nordic Walking company and has recently branched out to becoming a Life Coach. I can verify her talents in all of those endeavors, but especially the coaching. When I need coaching, I call her up!

Debbie’s has a beloved dog, Cassie, who is a mainstay when we check in on Teams. Debbie so loves dogs that she supports a dog-inclusive lifestyle which includes creating opportunities for those who travel with dogs to know what hotels, restaurants etc are available for you and your furry companion. Suffice it to say that Debbie loves well and we LOVE having her on our team.

Thank you for your support! Trish & the SJ Team