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Have been an Artistic USARS Roller Figure Skating Coach (Quad) since 1954 in the Northwest Region, coaching figures, freestyle, pairs, dance, creative solo and Precision Team events, and was a former competitive skater and national placewinner. Holds a Gold Medal Proficiency Test in Dance Skating.

Experience in the area

Has been teaching for 52 years in the Northwest, coaching many National Winners in Freestyle, Dance, Figures, Creative Solo and Precision Team skating. I hold a Gold Medal Proficiency Test in Dance skating and coached a skater who placed 3 times in 4 World competitions and she also was the Pan Am Champion in Ladies Freestyle. I have coached 5 US National Bronze Medal Precision Teams who participated in 3 World Championships.

What do you like about this subject?

This sport has been my lifelong hobby. I enjoy working with skaters of all ages and abilities and sharing in their achievements.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I WANT TO PROMOTE THE SPORT OF ROLLER SKATING AND MAKE THE PUBLIC UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES FOR HEALTH AND MENTAL FITNESS.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

SOME PEOPLE STILL DO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT A ROLLER SKATER CAN ACTUALLY DO JUMPS, SPINS, FIGURES, DANCES AND ARTISTIC SKATING ON ROLLER SKATES LIKE ICE SKATERS DO.

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Recent Answers from Marlene Bruland

2016-09-27 Skating indoors vs outdoors:

Hi,   Now that I know you have Carpel Tunnel wrist problems, you should probably learn to skate indoors. Falling on cement and rough surfaces is dangerous when you begin if you have wrist problems. That

2016-09-21 Quad Skates for Beginners:

I really would suggest you buy in a skating rink as you will have help that a chain store does not offer.  The brands you mentioned, are very well known and would be the best.  Chicago skates are ok but

2013-08-02 First pair of skates:

Hi  Unfortunately I am not familiar with Jam skating equipment.  I am a Roller Figure Skating Coach and the equipment is totally different.  I suggest you go to a local rink and talk to the skate shop

2013-05-17 spins:

If you look at You Tube you might find some of that on video, however I don't have the URL for that.  If you would like I can send you by pdf file the listing of the current tests we have in place now

2013-05-16 spins:

I skated in the late 48s-50's.  I can tell you that since the equipment and skating surfaces have improved they have been able to do much more difficult jumps and spins than before.    If you ever have

 

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