Can I be in the NSP?
NSP doesn't demand enormous credentials from those who wish to join
- only volunteers who have a basic skating ability, who are able
to brake and turn correctly and most of all have good common sense.
is the National Skate Patrol (NSP)?
NSP is a worldwide association who's aim is to help skaters,
whoever or wherever they are, offering help, safety tips and
was founded in New York and has been active in Canada and the UK for some
Who is in the NSP?
NSP's are formed totally from local skater volunteers
are there to joining the NSP?
the sense of satisfaction in doing something positive for your
local community. You will also be out and about in the great
outdoors getting to know your local skating community - all
those people enjoying what the Detroit area has to offer on skates.
will be insured while skating for the NSP and be able to wear
one of the fantastic NSP uniforms. You can also purchase selected skate
equipment such as wheels, bearings, skates, etc. at discount prices. We are looking
for additional NSP Sponsorship which will pay for extra equipment.
Will I have to do training for the NSP?
you join the NSP you will be shown how to instruct skaters in safety techniques
such as stopping and braking. First aid training may also be offered.
New NSP patrollers will attend a one day training session in the Detroit area.
The class is taught by a qualified NSP instructor.
will I have to do things for the NSP?
will be a rotation for all NSP volunteers to take turns in patrolling
the area skates, based on their availability. Commitments
and work schedules will be taken into considerations when allocating
help may be required for special events such as the Post to Post to Post skate.
This is of course not mandatory.
Could I do more for the NSP?
an association we need volunteers to offer their services as
active members such as Treasurer, Secretary and other key posts.
If you wish to be considered for any of these important posts,
please contact the Director of the Detroit Chapter, Dave Pawlak
also welcome any offers of sponsorship or donated funds for
equipment/materials to the NSP. If you are interested in this
aspect of supporting the association, please contact Dave Pawlak
Will it cost me any money to take an active part in the NSP?
such an association does cost money to run - for training, uniforms
and equipment such as first aid kits. To pay for these we will
be requiring a $25.00 yearly fee from volunteers to cover the costs
of each patroller.
will look forward to seeing you as a patroller soon.