While Going for Skating Protective gear is always essential to have. One must always wear a helmet, elbow, knee and wrist pads that can absorb the impacts from fall and help one to learn roller skate. Learn the basic skating stance and movements which is necessary for beginners. Start from standing position the heels of each roller skate come together and toes are spread apart forming a V shape. Relax your body and slightly bend your knees before pushing off with either foots. Roller Skating is simply pushing off with each foot and letting the wheels do the work.