We were invited along to the Greenwich Get Together festival by the Royal Borough of Greenwich on the 30th June to run skateboarding lessons on a mini ramp provided by kingramps.co.uk. We were running lessons for festival goers in the Royal Arsenal site of the festival, just down by the river Thames. After padding up,Continue reading »
Our first ever girls skateboarding lesson in Charlton Park was a huge success! After requests last year on social media to provide some girls-only lessons, we scheduled some in last week. We had 8 girls in attendance on a bitterly cold morning in February 2018. Despite the cold the girls got into it, and byContinue reading »
Last year we saw lots of primary aged kids coming along to our skate school, so this year, as well as the girls-only class, we have decided to offer a group skateboarding lesson for those aged 11 and over. We’re hoping this will attract both those who are older and want to learn the basics,Continue reading »
School of skate has a new custom-built rail for learning to grind on your skateboard. You just ride straight on from the flat.
This rail will help you get used to feeling your trucks grinding without needing to learn to ollie, or to ride a ramp. This will help for when you are ready to try to ollie onto a rail – you’ll know exactly how it will feel when you do!
We’ll be bringing our learner rail along to our weekend morning skateboard schools. Book our weekend skate school lessons today to try it out. Remember, we provide skateboards & safety gear, and our instructors are fully insured and DBS checked.
Happy New Year from the School of Skate! Group lessons return to Charlton Skatepark after February half term, and we’ve had a number of enquiries from people about offering: advanced lessons adults lessons girls only lessons We are planning to offer these and are currently looking into timings etc. You can subscribe to our mailingContinue reading »
On Friday 8th of December Charlton Manor Primary School are having their Christmas fair, where 5 skateboard school tickets will be raffled for charity. We were approached by the school to help with their fundraising programme at the annual event. If you win a ticket you can join us at any group lesson we areContinue reading »
We had a professional photographer, Alun, come to visit with his kids at skate school on Sunday. He took some beautiful shots, this one with Charlton House in the background being my favourite. You can see them all on our facebook page. Thanks Alun, you’re welcome any time!Continue reading »
We are building a private little space for learning to ride transition. Coming soon is a 2.5ft high mini-ramp that is perfect for young ones learning the basics of skating ramp; pumping and dropping-in, before moving on to rock fakies and axle stalls. We’re hoping to offer some lessons soon which focus on these skills.Continue reading »
Due to hurricane Brian we weren’t able to offer the free skateboard try-outs at the opening of Charlton Park skatepark. Courtesy of the Royal Borough of Greenwich we are able to offer some free lessons at 10am on Saturday the 4th of November. Skateboards and all safety equipment are provided, but feel free to bringContinue reading »
On the Saturday 21st of October the School of Skate will be at Charlton Skatepark for the opening jam. We will be bringing boards, pads and helmets for you to have a go on the newest concrete skatepark in South London. Anyone can have a go, so come down, we’ll be running two one hourContinue reading »