Welcome to Skate Instructors Association! (Skate IA)
Skate Instructors Association (Skate IA) teaches and certifies skaters how to teach. Starting in 2014, we begin offering programs both online and in-person.
Skate IA is also a membership organization providing insurance, networking opportunities, marketing advice, continuing education and resources to our Skate Instructor members.
You can skate, but can you teach?
Level 1 Certification: For inline (rollerblade) and quad (roller) skaters who are interested in learning how to teach skating to others.
Level 2 Certification: For Skate Instructors who want to improve their teaching abilities and expand the moves they can teach.
A little history: The IISA – ICP (International Inline Skating Association – Instructor Certification Program) created the original certification program in North America but ceased supprting the ICP program in North & South America in 2004. United Skate Schools Group (USSG) created a new organization to fill the void. Janet Miller built USSG and in 2009 transferred ownership to Trish Alexander, who later changed the name to Skate Instructors Association, also known as Skate IA.
In 2014 Skate IA and Skateboard IA will be launching online versions of the Certification Program.
Skate IA also provides a Skateboard Certification and insurance program (see SkateboardIA.org).