Skate Like a Girl is excited to be putting together free city wide learn to skateboard programs in association with our snack sponsors Kind Bar and Honest Kids. Helping to run the programs will be members of the Youth Employment Skateboarding (YES) program. The 12 and Under started at the Seattle Center Skatepark in 2009, and in 2011 we created the YES program to teach teen skateboarders leadership and employment skills. YES teens are dedicating their summer to teach kids and parents on how to skateboard safely at parks. Thanks to dedicated adult volunteers the program will be expanding to six Seattle skateparks this summer.
12 and Under takes place from 10am – 12pm. All programs and equipment are first come first serve. Participants must have a parent sign a waiver form the first time, and afterwards each session will require a sign-in waiver. Parents are encouraged to join the lessons with or without a skateboard – in order to listen in and help your kids.
The 12 and Under programs will launch at the Seattle Center Skatepark on Saturday June 22, and run through August 24th. Other parks will start after the 4th of July weekend. All programs will end by August 25th.
Opening dates of 12 and Under:
- June 22 SAT Seattle Center
- July 11 THUR Judkins Park
- July 12 FRI Roxhil Park
- July 13 SAT Delridge
- July 14 SUN Lower Woodland & Jefferson
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Youth Employment Skateboarding members Alex Greenberg, and Julio Losh will be hosting free skate lessons April 29 – May 4 4-5:30pm for kids 12-15 at Dahl Skatepark in Seattle’s NE . Check them out on Facebook.
Are you ready to rip it up this summer? Whether you’re a boy or girl, totally new or a total ripper, this skate camp is for you! Along with dedicated and caring instructors, skaters will participate in group activities, as well as small group instruction. Beginners will learn the basics of riding and board control, while more advanced skaters will learn tricks such as “ollies” and how to drop-in. Beyond skating, participants will explore skateboard maintenance, skate park etiquette, and how to progress safely.
Skate camps will run by long time skate coach Marshall Reid, and supported by local skaters that are part of the Youth Employment Skateboarding program. All camp proceeds go to support the Youth Employment Skateboarding program.
Seattle Camps are:
- July 8 – 12 9-1pm $190 SeaSk8 Teen Camp
- July 15 – 19 9-1pm $190 Roxhill Kids 6 – 12
- July 22 – 27 9-1pm $190 Jefferson Kids 6-12
- July 29 – Aug 2 9-1pm $190 Delridge Kids 6 – 12
- Aug 12 – 17 $190 9-1pm SeaSk8 Kids Camp
- Aug 19 – 24 9-1pm $190 Lower Woodland Kids Camp
Click here to register for Seattle camps.
- July 15 – 19 10am – 2pm Redmond Co-ed 11-15 register or email email@example.com
- Aug 5-9 9-1pm Kirkland Coed 6-12 $190 resident / $228 #37832 – register
Skate Like a Girl has been invited by the Jet City Roller Girls Hula Honeys to be part of the half time show! Come and cheer us on at the bout Saturday April 6th 6pm @ Everett Community College. RSVP via Facebook