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Roller Skating Elementary Patch Tests


Sun 2 Dec 2018, 3:00pm–5:30pm

Where: Mount Maunganui Sports Centre, Cnr Maunganui and Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Tauranga Roller Skating Club are holding Patch Tests Sunday 2nd December.

Recreational skaters wishing to participate in the New Zealand Federation of Roller Sports patch tests below, should contact the club to register your interest prior to the event by emailing

Costs are $10.00 for each per patch test you sit.

Patch Tests:
The Elementary Patch Badge Tests are designed as an ‘optional’ achievement test programme to
cater for the entry level and recreational skater.

Test Progression: The skater should start with Patch Test 1 and move progressively to Patch Test 6.

Requirements for Elementary Patch Tests:
Badge #1 - Skate across rink without falling.
Badge #2 - Stationary Push Offs: Form a ‘T’ with both feet to obtain the power for the skating stroke. Should be done left and right. Crouch (2 foot bob down).
Chair (any foot)
Badge #3 - Runs. Progressive run movement to the left. Two foot jump (no turn). Glide. Shoot the duck.
Badge #4 - Skate Backward across rink without falling. Skate outside curves (edges) on alternate feet. Pivot Spin.
Badge #5 - Turn from forward to backward in either direction. Skate inside curves (edges) on alternate feet. Two foot shuffle spin. Bunny hop.
Badge #6 - Progressive run movements to the right. Two foot jump & half revolution. Backward chair. Change of edge on alternate feet (outside to inside). Skate backwards on alternate feet.