This clinic is for ALL skaters those will little to no experience riding a skateboard will have an opportunity to learn the basics of skateboarding and safety from skilled, local skaters. New skaters will be taught basic maneuvering skills including balance, pushing, stopping and turning. We will also talk about how to skate (and hang out) at the skatepark safely. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in our clinics to extend the lessons at home. Advanced skaters will have the chance to learn additional skills such as dropping in, ollies, carving, or other skills desired by the student.

Location: Lauridsen Skatepark (Near the restrooms)
Check-in begins at 9 AM
Skill Level: All Skill Levels
Skills Taught: TBD based on students current skill level
Cost: $40 per skater

Sunday, July 21, 2024

9:30am – 11:00am
Lauridsen Skatepark (Southside)
901 2nd Ave

Sunday, August 25, 2024

9:30am – 11:00am
Lauridsen Skatepark (Southside)
901 2nd Ave


Advance registration is required and is first come, first serve. Parents will be able to register their skater(s) at the links above.

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.


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.

The Brady Martens Memorial Skateboarding Scholarship

This scholarship was created to remember and honor Brady by providing skateboarding clinics and equipment for younger generations. Learn more about Brady, the scholarship, and apply at the link below.

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