Nationwide Skateboard School

Skate School Class ShotWe are the biggest and most active provider of skateboard lessons and demo’s in the country and through primary and secondary schools, county council projects and special events, have taught thousands of boys and girls of all ages and abilities, to learn to skateboard. Our team of regional instructors travel on a daily basis to whoever wants to learn, bringing all the equipment you will need.

First Aid trained, fully insured and with CRB checks – they promote healthy lifestyles and positive mental attitudes in children – in a fun and safe environment. They are as passionate about teaching as they are about skateboarding and our experience has led us to work with companies such as BSkyB (on their Living for Sports project), the BBC (on their Blast Tour) and the Duke of Edinburgh Award to name just a few – in addition to our riders providing demo’s for skatepark openings, product launches and competitions – the most recent being for Nintendo (and the launch of their new Wii Skate game).

We can tailor any day to meet your needs – whatever you are after: whether it be introducing skateboarding into your school, holding a special sports day event or helping launch a new skatepark – please get in contact and we can provide a quote based upon all your requirements.

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Travel
What makes Rubicon unique is that we travel to you. Whether its your school, your local skate park, your sports club or your special event – we come to you and bring everything you’ll need with us.

Equipment
Our instructors will bring with them skateboards, helmets and pads for all the children involved in the class (and this is included in the price). Depending on the ability of the class, the lesson structure and venue they can also bring with them ramps, rails and other indoor training products.

Health & Safety
The safety and enjoyment of the children is our number one priority – so as mentioned above: helmets, knee, elbow and wrist pads are all provided. Our instructors are extremely experienced and would therefore not allow anyone to attempt anything they felt was dangerous. A number of the instructors also have First Aid qualifications and all are our staff can help with providing risk assessments for venues and the activities in question.

Insurance and CRB
For complete peace of mind and confidence, you’ll be happy to hear that Rubicon Skateboards has full third party (public liability) insurance of £5 million, so we are covered for both teaching, demonstrations and competition events. All our staff are CRB checked.

Class Size
A single instructor can have up to 20 pupils in a class. This is not only for the safety of the children but it also allows for enough time to be spent in one to one coaching. Bigger groups can easily be catered for by including additional instructors or splitting the group into different time slots.

Time and Place
Our instructors operate all over the country. We work with primary and secondary schools, county councils, youth groups, sports organisations and companies. We are able to provide lessons in the morning, afternoon or evening to suit your timetable – although weekends are generally kept free.

Venue Requirements & Wet Weather Alternatives
We will need a hard surface outdoor area – something like a tennis court or playground. If it is wet, we can not be outside. This is for health and safety reasons, and insurance requirements. We can teach indoors, but you will need to consider the type of flooring. Some wooden or varnished floors are not all suitable.

Length of Lesson
As an absolute minimum we recommend 45 minute lessons. This will give us time to show the participants all the basic and key fundamental skills they will need to know. And we generally provide lessons in 3 or 6 hour blocks. So for example we could provide a half day session of 3 x 1 hour lessons for different classes. A full day can really allow us to see up to 160 children – perhaps the whole school – as the time could be split into 4 x 45 minute sessions in the morning and 4 x 45 minute sessions in the afternoon. The participants may also need to be aware that we can’t move them on to harder or more technical skills until they have mastered a safe understanding of the basics. This is for their safety, and as with any sport but particularly skateboarding, the basics may not come quickly.

How Many Lessons
Whilst one-off lessons or “taster” sessions can work well, the vast majority of schools and people we work with fix up regular week slots through out the term time or holidays. Skateboarding is exceptionally hard and has a very slow learning curve. It is the sort of sport you need to approach with a months and years attitude, rather than days and weeks. As such a regular timeslot gives the children the best opportunity to progress and enjoy themselves.

All comments (27)

    hi rubicon, i am a sports partnership development officer and would like to know whether you can run a term time programme for 18 schools in my area? the age range is 12 to 14 and we would expect 20 to 25 children per school? please contact me to discuss. regards. julie

    [Rubicon – hi julie, this is no problem at all. We have worked with dozens of sports partnership development officers across the country in providing both after-school classes as well as school-time lesson plans. Our one criteria, from a saftey perspective particularly (as well as from a quality of teaching stand-point) is that we have no more than 20 children per instructor. We will e-mail you to discuss this further. Thanks.]

    thanks for the brilliant lesson and demo you provided at our school last week as a taster session. the kids loved it and so many of them are outside now in their break times skateboarding, its wonderful. hope to have you back soon.

    hey i would like to become a instructer but i do not know where i could be trained or what course’s i need to go on please email me thanks.

    just wanted to say thank you for the great work you provided our local council over easter. i must say that it was all run very professionally and i will have no hesitation in recommending your services to other councils. all the best. brian

    My son has been skating for many years now and has recently entered his first competition. He wants to pursue this as a career option and as such we need to look for further tutoring to bring him along to reach his full potential.

    Can you forward me some advise or recomended tutors? This is to be private tution not in a group please.

    Many Thanks

    Nikki

    I’m glad that after surfing the web for such a long time I have found you!! As far as I’m concerned you are the best skateboarding company out there – my children will love it.

    My son loves skatebording and wants a skatebording themed party. We live between Winchester and Petersfield in Hampshire, is this possible? He will be 9.

    He practices at a small skatebord park in a village called Meonstoke, I think it has a quater pipe and some ramps and has a tarmaced area next to it.

    Kind regards,

    Sarah

    hi i am 13 and i was wondering if u had private lessons and if u can can u do them any where cause i cant seem to land a trick

    hi rubicon , did you send an insrtuctor of yours to greater manchester :}?
    heywood ?
    we had lessons for around six weeks and the way you describe it heere sounds like what happened with us! if you did :}
    thanks!

    my son is loking for a skate school but he already has a skateboard helmet and pads.

    Hi
    My son is really interested in learning to Skateboard. His birthday is coming up in November and wondered if you did Skateboarding parties.
    Many thanks, and look forward to your reply.

    Hi
    My 8 year old son has recently got into skateboarding and I would like to get him some skate board lessons. We live in east London post code E4 9RW could you tell me if you offer lessons near where we live please and also if you do skateboarding parties please.

    Many thanks

    Donna

    Hi!
    We live in London SW14 and are looking for skateboarding lessons for a group of 6 – 7 yr olds. Please can you help? (We can help you find indoor facilities to hire)
    Thanks
    Catherine

    hiyya, i’m 13 years old and i’m interested in skateboarding in lincolnshire area.
    thanks a lot

    Please could you let me know if you offer lessons near Kingston, Surrey over the summer holidays?

    Hi
    My son is 4 and is desperate to learn to skate. He has no idea and we bought him a small skateboard for his birthday….we are based in Epsom….do you have any sessions he could attend locally? Would you do a 1:1 session?

    Thanks

    I’m wondering if an instructor could come to Hackney to give a lesson to a group of around 8 6year olds?

    Thanks

    Hi.
    For a year now our son has been asking for a skateboard and as he’s turning 6 in a few weeks, we thought we’d buy one for him….along with some lessons. We live in East Sheen SW14 London. I don’t know where any skate boarding facilities are nearby though. Please could you advise on lessons etc? If you do run skateboard ‘camps’ during the school holidays and our son gets into it, it sounds great!! Thank you.

    looking for skateboard lessons in the BATH/BRISTOL ARREA for my 11 year old son

    regards
    grace martin

    Please can you do skateing lessons in bath,Bristol or midsummer norton. The best would be midsummer norton. so many of my mates have been wishing and there’s like 12 of them who are wishing. Please i beg you

    Hi um I’m 10 and I want to see if I can do any skateboarding lessons in London not far from edmanton

    Hi, my son is nearly 15 and is getting in yo skateboarding. We are going to playa de las America in Tenerife for a holiday in July and he wants to take his board, any suggestions for parks nearby. Also is there any clubs in England we live In Heywood manchester thanks lindsey

    Hi
    My son is extremely good and keen scooterer, his home. 3 skatepark is at deeside Flintshire, but does travel quite frequently to other skateparks.
    I was wondering do yiu do any advanced lessons near by or boot camps please

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