Clink the Links above to open very
good videos about skating basics.  

It's is produced by the  Roller
Skating Association in conjunction
with USA Roller Sports.

A new window will open.  You can
return here just by closing it.

Note that to get around, you need to
push to the side, not back.

To turn, you need rotate your whole
body into the turn.

Bend your knees for more control
and don't bend at the waist.

The videos also shows how to stop,
and the best way to take a fall.