Lower River St @ Trolley Cres., Toronto
Weekends, Sept 25 - Nov 14, 2021
$240/eight week session
Financial barrier? SCHOLARSHIPS are available!
Skateboarding is Fun!
Impact lesson programs are for all skill levels—brand new beginner to advanced. The 45-minute class teaches kids from whatever level they’re currently at, using a systematic approach that encourages and supports participants to reach their goals, and to set new ones.
Regardless of skill level, Impact shows skaters how to develop and improve their abilities in a safe, supportive environment, with caring, skilled instructors. We also take some time during each lesson to talk about social interaction, community, role-modelling, and how the process of achieving skate goals can be applied to all other areas in life.
Our Level System helps participants to track their progress and motivates them to work through their list of skate skills, in order to move to the next level. Due to the highly individualized nature of skateboarding, kids will require one-on-one attention.
Everyone learns differently and at their own pace, but a lot of progress can be made with a little bit of practice! Over the course of the session, every participant will receive individual coaching and practice time.
How do I know my skill level?
Beginner: new to skateboarding, or otherwise casual skaters with some riding skills. This lesson will teach the basics—parts of the skateboard, safety & etiquette, foot positions, riding, turning, going up & down ramps, how to fall, and learning basic tricks.
Intermediate: comfortable with pushing, turning, manuals, and starting ollies. Here we will be working on ride-offs, riding switch, improving ollies, and introducing new tricks.
Advanced: avid skaters who can ride comfortably, and have already locked down kickturns, ride-offs, and ollies. In this class, we will be working on more advanced tricks, combining them, and getting more creative with the different elements of the skatepark.
Still not sure which class to enroll in? Check here!
No equipment? No problem!
If you do not yet have equipment, you are more than welcome to borrow ours for the lesson! We strongly advise against buying skateboards from department stores. A proper skateboard typically costs a more than something you might find at Walmart, so before spending $100+ at a skateboard shop, feel free to use our gear. See our Parent FAQ for more information about what to buy, and when.
ALL SPOTS FOR THE FALL SESSION ARE FULL!
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.
Lesson programs for the Fall Session will run on Saturdays and Sundays.
This is a pre-registration form. This is to avoid over-filling the program and having to de-enroll people at the last minute; participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Throughout the pandemic, rules and guidelines have often changed without much warning, so COVID protocols for the Fall Session depend on Public Health guidance by time programs start. In the fall of 2020, we were required to wear masks, keep class sizes low, and abstain from hand-to-hand contact. It seems likely that we will need to follow some or all of these guidelines again this fall — please keep that in mind when you register.
The Fall Session will run for 8 weeks with classes starting on Saturday, September 25. By filling out the form below, you will be placed on a waitlist and we will notify you if any spaces become available.
September 25 - November 13
Beginner - 10am
Beginner Plus – 11am [?]
Intermediate/Advanced – 12pm
September 26 - November 14
Beginner - 11am
Beginner Plus – 12pm [?]
All skill levels – 1pm
Before applying, please read our COVID statement to ensure that this program is right for your child.