Roller skating is not hard to learn, but requires some knowledge and equipment. Learn how to roller skate in this video lesson. Take action: invest in proper safety equipment, concentrate on form: shoulders should be above ankles, walk on skates to begin, and lead with toes. Catherine Werst, a.k.a Stray Cat from Central Coast Roller Derby and the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is the coach of Derby 101 and has been skating since she was eleven years old and competitive for many years. She has done all kinds of roller-skating and loves it all. She has taught many people and hopes to continue doing so.