Rollerblade has partnered with the Professional Ski Instructors of America and US Ski and Snowboard to launch a cross-training platform. The new Skate-to-Ski app for iOS and Android, with accompanying website support, provides a ready-made tool for maintaining ski fitness in the off-season.
The PSIA-AASI Official Supplier actually gave snow pros a sneak peek at this platform last fall, and launched it during National Academy 2019 at Big Sky, Montana. As part of the partnership, snow pros can access the platform through this link and purchase Rollerblade skates at member-specific pricing on the Pro Offers page.
Inline skates have been helping skiers stay in shape for 40 years. But now, with this new, proven Skate-to-Ski Training System, inline skating is becoming the #1 off-season training activity. This program can help you ski stronger, ski longer, and, most importantly, ski with more control and more confidence when you return to snow!
PSIA-AASI Director of Education Dave Schuiling said, “No other summer activities translate ski skills better than inline skating.”
U.S. Olympian Doug Lewis said, “This program can help you ski stronger, longer, and with more control and confidence.” The app also allows skiers to “connect their winters,” Lewis said. “Not only can you strengthen ski-specific muscles, but you can practice and master the skills you need on snow.”
In 2019, Rollerblade launched a collection of inline skates specific for Skate to Ski. The Maxxum 90 is the best in molded-shell technology for cross-training, and the RB Cruiser is a great alternative for beginners.
For more on the Skate to Ski Training System, click here. Or, download the app from the iTunes or Google Play store. Also visit the Rollerblade® Skate to Ski Community on Facebook.