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Balance for Beginners

Learn the foundations of skateboarding including stance options, balance, and steering.

Activity Details
Instructions

Safety first: explain the importance of safety gear and how to wear it properly. Also teach them how to ditch or fall properly.

Equipment
  • Skateboard (sold separately)
  • The following are usually sold as a set:
  • Helmet
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Wrist guards

Parent Prep: It is extremely helpful to your leader if you know of a smooth, paved surface nearby where they can bring your child to practice.

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Freestyle Skateboarding

Take your skills to the skatepark and learn new stunts on ramps, quarterpipes, ledges and more! Unleash your creativity.

Activity Details

This is a high risk activity and should be performed and supervised by an experienced instructor.

Equipment
  • Skate shoes (highly recommended)
  • Skateboard
  • Helmet
  • The following are usually sold as a set:
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Wrist guards

Parent Prep: It is extremely helpful to your activity leader if you know of a skate-park nearby to recommend.

Child Prep: Basic beginner balance, steering, stopping, and safe falling is a must. It is recommended to practice basic street tricks (kickturns, Ollie's...) on flat ground, but some skaters might find the momentum gained from small ramps and quarter or half pipes is helpful.

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Ripstick

A fun twist on skateboarding: challenge your balance and explore new tricks as you adapt to only 2 wheels!

Ripsticks are great for both street skating (think, no more leg pushes!) and can also be used for stunts.

Beginners through advanced skaters welcome. You do not need to know skateboarding to start with a Ripstick.

Activity Details

If practicing stunts, your leader should be experienced in supervising this high risk activity.

Instructions

Assess the skill level. Be sure to go over the basics of equipment, stance, and falling safely, especially if teaching beginners.

Equipment
  • Skate shoes (highly recommended for intermediate to advanced skaters)
  • Ripstick
  • Helmet
  • The following are usually sold as a set:
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Wrist guards

Parent Prep: It is extremely helpful to your leader if you know of a smooth, paved surface nearby where they can bring your child to practice.

Child Prep: None. Beginner through advanced skaters welcome.

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Skateboarding Street Tricks

Take your game to the next level. Practice intermediate to advanced maneuvers on flat ground.

Activity Details

This is a high risk activity and should be performed and supervised by an experienced instructor.

Instructions

Your activity leader will decide which skills to practice based on your current ability level. Tricks you might practice include:

  • Kickturns
  • Ollies
  • Manuals
  • Rail or Ledge tricks
Equipment
  • Skate shoes (highly recommended)
  • Skateboard
  • The following are usually sold as a set:
  • Helmet
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Wrist guards

Parent Prep: It is helpful to your activity leader if you know of a skate-park nearby to recommend.

Child Prep: Beginner balance, steering, and stopping.

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