All Aboard skateboarding sessions offer kids and young people the opportunity to learn and develop their skills on a skateboard, interact with a skateboarding coach and gain feedback to build confidence.
The YMCA Action Sports crew is taking All Aboard online, with free virtual sessions whilst we are in lockdown. These sessions are open to anyone, whether you’re new to skateboarding or a competent skater wanting to refine your skills.
Each virtual session is one hour and is hosted by our team of skateboarding coaches. Offering different sessions to suit your specific skills from beginner and first push, through to intermediate and advanced skateboarders.
How to get involved
Register for a session by clicking the 'book now' button below. Fill out the registration form (for those aged 16 and under, parental/guardian permission is required) and we’ll send you the link to join.
|Tuesdays 4 – 5pm
|Wednesdays 4 – 5pm
|Thursdays 4 – 5pm
The Beginner sessions are for people who are starting to skateboard and those still working on basic skills and techniques. These sessions cover getting comfortable on the board through stance, pushing and turning, fundamental board control and falling. Also involving the basics of equipment, etiquette and exercises you can practice.
Intermediate sessions are recommended for independent skateboarders who are confident on the board, and have mastered the basics. We will explore tricks and techniques to improve your skateboarding ability (e.g. switch stance and pop). You’ll get feedback and our coaches will offer opportunities to refine existing skills and techniques.
Advanced sessions focuses on honing your skills and is recommended for skateboarders who are independent, confident in performing existing tricks (have ollies on lock) and are very comfortable on their board at the park and/or streets. You’ll learn flip tricks and get pointers on techniques with our expert coaches. Improving your skateboarding knowledge and approach in the process.
Equipment and Set Up
We’ll email you a zoom link ahead of the session. Log in at the time using your device (a hands free phone, laptop, or tablet will all work). Please make sure you have a clear and safe space around you during the sessions.
You’ll need a skateboard and helmet to participate. For beginners, we recommend additional safety gears (e.g. knee pads and wrist guards) if you’re building your confidence on a skateboard.