WINTER SKATEBOARD LESSONS
Dixon Hall Youth Centre
417 Gerard St. East
Our 6-week program has started, but if you would like to drop in, please contact us.
Group A (beginner) - 5pm
Group B (beginner) - 6pm
Group C (intermediate/advanced) - 7pm
Free Skate! - 8-9pm
January 4 – February 8
Our Winter Session is held at the Dixon Hall Youth Centre, located at 417 Gerard St. East. We host 2 levels of classes: beginner and intermediate/advanced.
Beginners are those who are new to skateboarding, or otherwise casual skaters with basic riding skills. Intermediate is anyone who can ride their board comfortably, including kickturns, ride-offs, and ollies (or something close to it). If you're not sure, feel free to ask us!
As always, we offer scholarships to those facing financial barriers to participation. Feel free to talk to us!
The hour-long lesson with Impact teaches new learners how to develop and improve their skills in a safe, supportive environment, with professional instructors. We welcome all skill levels and abilities from beginner to advanced, ages 6-14!
Our goal at Impact is to help participants develop confidence on a skateboard, and show them how their hard work and dedication can lead them to success in all areas of life!
Building confidence is only the beginning—we instill healthy self-esteem that is effort-based, rather than performance-based, while emphasizing inclusion, compassion, and respect.
Each week, participants will build on their skills and test their limits, learning how to calculate risks and reap the rewards of patience, practice, and perseverance. They will be encouraged by their instructors and peers through constructive feedback and receiving Ripper Badges for various levels of progress!
Each lesson starts with a group introduction. followed by a short discussion on a range of subjects, including terminology, skatepark etiquette, dealing with frustration/challenges, and skateboard community/culture. Participants are split into groups based on experience level, and work on various skills with our instructors. After an hour of instruction, they have an opportunity to 'free-skate' while receiving more 1:1 support from staff.
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. However, not everyone wants to spend $100+ on a proper skateboard if it will not be used for more than a couple of weeks. Use ours until you decide whether or not to make the investment! See our Parent FAQ for more information.
What Do You Get?
Due to the nature of skateboarding, kids will require one-on-one attention. Everyone learns differently and at different speeds, but a lot of progress can be made with a little bit of practice. During the lesson, every participant will get individual coaching and practice time.