If you are a new or beginner skater who wants an opportunity to try skateboarding in a fun and safe environment, this clinic is for you. Beginner skaters with minimal or no skateboarding experience will learn basic maneuvering skills including balance, pushing, stopping, and turning.
Location: Grimes Skatepark
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM
Skill Level: Beginner
Advance registration is required an .
All skaters will be required to sign a liability waiver and a standard photo and video release form allowing Skate DSM to use photos and video taken at the clinic for promotional purposes. A parent or guardian must be present at the clinic for any skater under age 12.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THIS CLINIC
We strongly recommend investing in a quality skateboard for your child. Longboards, penny boards, and cruisers can make it difficult for your child to learn. We recommend you invest in a skateboard that is a “popsicle” shape. Subsect Skate Shop is a partner with Skate DSM, they have quality skateboards and safety gear available for purchase. They are located at 309 E. Walnut St. There are other Skate Shops in the region that can also provide quality equipment.
Although they seem like a good deal, mass-produced skateboards from department stores will make it harder for your child to roll, gain speed, and turn. They can also add to the risk of falls due to an inability to properly steer or roll. We HIGHLY recommend investing in a higher quality board.
Helmets should fit snugly on the head, without flopping around.