Getting Involved

Can I be in the NSP?

The 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.

What is the National Skate Patrol (NSP)?

The NSP is a worldwide association who's aim is to help skaters, whoever or wherever they are, offering help, safety tips and advice.

NSP was founded in New York and has been active in Canada and the UK for some time.

Who is in the NSP?

The NSP's are formed totally from local skater volunteers

What Benefits are there to joining the NSP?

Firstly 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.

You 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?

When 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.

When will I have to do things for the NSP?

There 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 rotations.

Your 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?

As 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

We 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?

Obviously 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.

I will look forward to seeing you as a patroller soon.




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