You don’t have to be a pro to spin on roller skates. If you’re a newbie on wheels, you should learn this as it’s one of the easiest tricks you can learn. 

However, two foot spins can be practiced in several different ways, which both require different skills and motions. 

You should master both of these skills if you intend to master more advanced skating later on. Whether you’re just starting out or just dipping your toes in this new skill set, pick the strategy that feels most comfortable.

First Version: Two Foot Spin

These two foot spins rely heavily on upper-body movement. 

If you are just starting out, this may be an easier option, even though it takes more physical effort.

Step 1: Shoulder Width Apart

If you want to do a two-foot spin, stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. 

Think about the direction you’re going to spin in – this will affect your movement. Soon enough, your feet will split, with one going backward and the other forward. 

When you turn to the left, your right foot should move forward, and the opposite is true when you turn to the right.

Step 2: Rotate Your Upper Body

Your upper body should rotate in the direction you wish to spin using your arms. As your skates follow your body movement, push the front skate forward and the back skate backward. 

When you pull the skates back together, your torso should face the direction you’re turning. As your body spins, bring your arms close to you.

Second Version: Two Foot Spin

A second type of two foot spin requires a bit more skill, but allows you to spin for longer periods of time.

Step 1: Walking In A Circle

Before you attempt the spin, walk in a circle with your skates touching your toes, then your heels, and repeat this movement until you are comfortable with it.

Step 2: Touch Your Toes Together With Your Heels Out

After you get the hang of this movement, you can create a smoother spin by skating between positions rather than stepping. 

Skate backward with one foot and forward with the other while touching your toes together. As you spin to the left, your left skate will skate backward while your right skate will skate forward. 

Likewise, if you’re spinning to the right you’ll find the opposite to be true as well.

Conclusion: How To Do 2 Foot Spin On Roller Skate

There are many different spins you can learn as you gain more confidence, and these are just two foot spins. 

It is important that you master these skills and continue to practice them until you are able to spin on your toes next time or on one foot.


My name is Patricia Toh. I was born in the southen of China but I live in Hawaii. I work as a translator. I love skating. But in the future, I’d like to try yoga too."

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