Impact Youth Center & Skatepark
1430 Birchmount Rd, Toronto
Saturdays / June 29-Sept 4
$120/six week session
Financial barrier? SCHOLARSHIPS are available!
Skateboarding is Fun!
Impact lesson programs are for all skill levels—brand new beginner to advanced. The hour-long 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? Feel free to ask us!
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.