One of our regulars to the progressing group, George, had his birthday party at Skaterham skatepark recently, and he invited us along to help out giving skateboard lessons! We gave George his own school of skate t-shirt for posterity so he could remember his party! Dell is in the picture presenting it to him. YouContinue reading »
I spent the 23rd April doing my sports first aid training with the St John’s Ambulance. I’m now a sports first aid qualified skateboarding instructor. I learned the procedures to follow in the event of an accident, and some practical aspects, such as how to do CPR, how to tie a sling and to applyContinue reading »
I’m going to have trouble crossing Charlton Park Road on Sunday morning unfortunately! Charlton Park Road is on the London Marathon route from the start at Blackheath, to Woolwich, which means I’m not going to be able to get to the park next Sunday before noon! In lieu of something else to do, I understandContinue reading »
Since opening our beginners skateboarding lesson to all ages we’ve had a few parents bringing their family and joining in! Debbie, and Imogen 8, and William 7, joined us on Saturday morning in Charlton Skatepark in London. Whilst admitting to falling over more than the kids (a key part of the lesson of course) Debbie wasContinue reading »
The good weather is back, hopefully to stay, and so we had a good turn out at the weekend. We had our first adult at the beginner skateboarding group class on Saturday, Imogen who did herself proud! She rolled down the bank by herself by the end of the lesson. She came with her daughter, andContinue reading »
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 »