By attaching four wheels to a flat surface, early skateboarders discovered a mode of land travel that put to use stacks of pizza boxes and dusty cosmetology-school graduation plaques. Hop on board with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a one-hour private skateboard lesson package at Killer Skate Park & Shop LLC (a $36 value).
Led by Glenn Davidson, who has 23 years of skateboarding experience, the team at Killer Skate Park & Shop LLC scoots alongside skaters during fun, safe, private lessons throughout the park’s varied terrain. Riders are supplied with a helmet and board during each one-on-one skate session, readying heads and feet for an hour’s worth of navigation across the ramps, rails, and halfpipes that pepper the indoor facility. Fledgling boarders also receive two coupons for free sessions to practice freshly learned skills on vert walls and banks, or press sweaty earlobes against the park’s cool, smooth concrete floors.