It is the policy of skateinstructor.com to comply with health and safety legislation and do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent injury, ill health and damage to property and to protect everyone from foreseeable risks.
skateinstructor.com readily acknowledges that the well being of those who may be affected by its activities is of essential importance.
skateinstructor.com recognises that the effective prevention of accidents depends as much on a committed attitude of mind to safety as on appropriate methods of instruction and the use of appropriate equipment. To this end it will seek to encourage participation in establishing and observing safe practices by all those affected by its activities.
It should be acknowledged that maintaining appropriate safety standards is of necessity, which requires the co-operation of those involved in its activities.
Those involved in instruction activities will be expected to recognise that there is a clear duty to bring to notice immediately any situation which they consider to be unsafe or unhealthy. They should exercise self-discipline and accept responsibility to do everything they reasonably can to prevent injury to themselves or to others.
- All students must wear knee, wrist and elbow pads.
- Unless otherwise permitted by your instructor, all students must wear a helmet at all times during the lesson.
- All students must sign a waiver form absolving skateinstructor.com and our instructors of any responsibility for injury occurred during a lesson.
- We will not teach if the environment is considered to be dangerous by the instructor.
- If you do not have the necessary safety equipment we strongly advise you to purchase it. However, we can provide all of the equipment but have a limited supply: so you must inform us of this in advance of the lesson. You can also rent safety equipment from Club Blue Room skate shop at Marble Arch.
- Most of our instructors are qualified first aiders and if you are unlucky enough to be injured during one of our lessons then an ambulance may be called at their discretion.
- You must inform us, preferably at the point of booking a lesson, and definitely before the beginning of the lesson itself, of any health issues you may have. This includes physical problems, like back or knee pain, as well as issues such as allergies or special medical requirements.
- We will not teach anyone who is under the influence, or suffering the after effects, of alcohol or drugs. If you have prepaid for a lesson you payment is forfeit and non-refundable.
Our Terms & Conditions
- All students skate at their own risk.
- Failure to adhere to any of the safety rules, advice or instructions from your instructor immediately absolves skateinstructor.com and its instructors of any responsibility for your safety. You will be removed from the lesson and will be charged the full price for the lesson.
- skateinstructor.com, and its instructors, reserve the right of admittance.
- If you have paid in advance for a lesson, and turn up without the necessary safety equipment, your payment is forfeit and non-refundable.
- Block bookings must be taken within three months of the first lesson.
- Refunds may be subject to an administration fee and are at the discretion of our instructors.
- Cancelled lessons require at least 24 hours prior notice or a cancellation fee of 50% of the cost of the lesson will be charged.
- Prices, special offers, discounts offers, location and terms and conditions may change without prior notice and contrary to publicized facts and prices.
- Students attending the group lesson for free, or getting a discounted private lesson, because they have purchased skates from Club Blue Room must provide a valid receipt dated within three months of the purchase date.
What if it rains?
Rain is always a disappointing show stopper and although we, personally, are happy to skate in the rain or on wet and damp ground, it's not possible for us to conduct lessons in these conditions. Some of the the reasons for this are:
- We have to make sure that you are as safe as we can possibly make you and rain makes it very slippery and your chances of falling are greatly increased.
- Skating in the rain is bad for the bearings in your skates: they are steel and will rust.
- Our insurance policy states that we cannot teach you on anything other than a dry surface.
- Skating in the rain isn't much fun either and we really do want you to have a good time.
Where we can we will do our very best to make sure you have as much notice as possible but, as the weather can at times be unpredictable, we may not be able to let you know if the lesson is cancelled until your lesson is about to or has already started.
We use Metcheck to review the coming weather conditions but decisions on whether the lessons go ahead are made on the day.
If it does start to rain during your lesson we will only charge you for the time up to when the lesson is stopped and if you have paid for a block of lessons in advance, the cancelled time will be credited to you.