The frictionless thrill of skateboarding is what people seek whenever they skid across linoleum in socks or dive down the county fair's butter slides. Don't let anything slow you down with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for one 60-minute private skateboarding lesson for one (a $50 value)
- $49 for one 60-minute private skateboarding lesson for two (a $100 value)
- $99 for five 60-minute private skateboarding lessons for one (a $250 value)
Atop a specialized SkateStart board, children aged 4 and older practice push and roll techniques, as well as proper foot placement, under the guidance of a certified instructor.
SkateStart owner Patrick O'Toole started his skating career as many people do: by falling down constantly while skating a faulty board. He wanted to spend time with his skateboarding cousins, so his father bought him a generic, unresponsive deck from a big-box store. It barely rolled and always cancelled their playtime last minute to watch soap operas. His junky equipment and lack of knowledge kept him from keeping up with his peers. It wasn't until his father surprised him with a safe, professional skate set that his cousins finally slowed down and began teaching him the ins and outs of thrashing cement waves.
Now in his 20s, Patrick makes it his professional mission to teach the next generation of skaters the proper techniques they need to enjoy the sport. He and his team of certified instructors use his patent-pending skateboard system that shows beginners where to place their feet to push off, perform an ollie, and avoid tripping a board's self-destruct countdown. In addition to imparting fundamental skills, their lessons also build up the confidence necessary to tackle more complex maneuvers.