Join us this October for our first ever Half Term Skate Club!
Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment
Learn and improve your skills alongside fellow skateboarders and get motivated by the power and enthusiasm of everyone involved!
Although skateboarding looks quite intimidating at first, when you see someone fly past you, it is not as hard as it looks. It’s simple things like learning to step on and off the board safely, basic foot position and posture that makes a big difference and ultimately gets you rolling.
We guarantee to get you skateboarding while building your confidence and, most importantly, make sure you are having fun. Remember, you’re never too clumsy or too unconfident!
In case of wet weather, your instructor will confirm location on the morning of your lesson.
Here’s some useful information before you book your lesson.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us, we’d be happy to help.
Our group sessions do vary in terms of how many people attend and their ages, as we like to welcome everyone of all ages and abilities! However, our group sessions are never empty and your instructors are extremely experienced in teaching people of all ages and abilities!
Not to worry! We set you up with a backup undercover location for your lesson in case of wet weather.
In the event of wet weather, your instructor will confirm the location on the morning of your lesson.
You must give at least 48 hours notice if you wish to cancel or re-arrange a booked lesson. Failure to do so will result in your instructor charging you the full amount for that lesson.
No problem! We can provide helmets, skateboards and pads, free of charge.
Yes. Our instructors have expert knowledge of every aspect of Skateboarding, and we teach all level and abilities. Lessons are tailored to you, and allow you to focus on the techniques, tricks and styles that appeal most to you.
Although it looks quite intimidating at first when you see someone fly past you; it is not as hard as it looks. It’s the simple things like learning to step on and off the board safely, basic foot position and posture that makes a big difference. Like everything else, it is only hard if you do not know how to do it. You are never too clumsy or too unconfident. We guarantee to get you skating, build your confidence and most importantly make sure you have a lot of fun.
Be honest about your abilities. Do not attempt techniques that are too advanced for you, or that you have not been shown. This may well save you some embarrassment as well as an injury.
When you Skateboard, you learn how to avoid falling and gain the ability to recover from slips, trips and stumbles.This will help you prevent future injuries and is a valuable tool to have in life too.
We take your safety very seriously and take every step to ensure the safety and well-being of all students by providing full safety equipment for all free of charge. We want you to have fun and feel comfortable during your lessons, so we strongly advise all students to wear full safety equipment, including: helmet, elbow pads and knee pads at all times.
In your first lesson as a beginner Skateboarder, your instructor will take you through every aspect of finding your stance, learning about your board and safety, learning how to step on and off a board, pushing and turning. If there are specific skills, aspects and techniques you would like to focus in your lesson, your instructor is more than happy to do so.
Level Up As You Learn
Our beginner’s level plan is a step-by-step guide to your lessons and allows for learning street skateboarding, skatepark or both, helping to build skills, balance and confidence at your own pace, while choosing exactly what you want to learn.
Introduction to skateboarding including finding your stance, learning about your board, safety, learning to step on and off, pushing and turning.
Building on level 1 you will improve pushing and turning on a board using both kick turn and carving. You will also learn your first basic balance tricks, how stop at speed and how to ride off curbs. From levels 3 to 6 you have the option to progress with higher level street skateboarding techniques or move to skate ramps at the skatepark.
Street: Learning to get up curbs, more advanced balance tricks, 180 degree kick turns and reverts on the flat ground.
Skatepark: An Introduction to skateboarding on ramps, skatepark safety, and 180 degree turns on both the flat ground and small ramps.
Street: Learning more advanced revert tricks to avoid obstacles, working on reverts at speed and an introduction to Pop Shuvits.
Skatepark: Progressing to riding down bigger ramps, building confidence on ramps, and 180 degree kick turns on bigger ramps.
Street: Introduction to powerslides, Ollies, Pop Shuvits on the move.
Skatepark: Learning how to drop in on various ramps, pumping to gain speed on ramps and an introduction to basic ramps tricks.
Street: Improving your Ollies and Pop Shuvits on the move, powerslides at speed and using powerslides to adjust your speed.
Skatepark: Building confidence dropping in, pumping, kick turning on bigger ramps, introduction to Rock to Fakies, Axel Stalls and basic ramp grab tricks.
By taking part in a Skates & Ladders lesson you are agreeing to the following:
We take your safety seriously and take every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.
We want our clients to have fun and feel comfortable during their lessons, and strongly advise all students wear full safety equipment, including: helmet, elbow pads and knee pads at all times during our lessons.
If you do not have safety equipment, we can provide a full set of safety equipment free of charge.
Skates & Ladders Limited will not accept any liability for any incidents or injuries you encounter during your lesson or when practising the techniques taught during your lesson, nor are we required to provide any form of compensation.
You take part in our lessons at your own risk and therefore accept full responsibility for any injuries sustained during the lesson.
All payment must be received prior to lessons; we cannot send out an instructor if payment has not been received.
You must give at least 48 hours notice if you wish to cancel or re-arrange a booked lesson. Failure to do so will result in your instructor charging you the full amount for the lesson.
Our cancellation policy does apply to wet weather conditions as we do conduct lessons in wet weather. If you would prefer not to have a lesson in wet weather, we recommend setting a back-up sheltered location at the time of booking. If you do not know your nearest sheltered location, please contact us and we would be glad to help you.