We created Learn to Skateboard Day in 2019.  Our mission is to encourage people to try skateboarding for the first time.

This year Learn to Skateboard Day was on Saturday, May 22nd and featured events around the globe from California to China.

Everyone everywhere can participate.

● Learn to skateboard yourself
● Teach somebody else to skateboard

 

How you can participate in the next Learn to Skateboard Day:

● Organize a free event in your community to teach beginning skateboarders how to skateboard for the first time. (Be sure to provide helmets and other safety equipment).
● In a driveway, at a school, on a basketball court, and, of course, in a skatepark.
● Before the event, you can post event information online and invite people to take part both as volunteers and as learners.
● Post pictures, videos and livestreams of your free Learn To Skateboard event.
● More ideas- CLICK HERE

 

What you can do to spread the word anytime:

● Post a picture, video, or livestream of yourself learning to skateboard
● Post a picture, video, or livestream of yourself teaching one or more beginners to skateboard
● Share a story about your experience learning to skateboard
● Use the hashtags: #learntoskateboardday #teachafriendtoskateboard #teachakidtoskateboard #icanskateboard

USSEA’s media handles are all @usseaskate. Twitter? @usseaskate Insta? @usseaskate Fb? @usseaskate you get the idea…

Be sure to tag USSEA in your post so we can share with our community.

See where the 2021 Learn to Skateboard Day events took place!

Use the map below to see where the events were on May 22, 2021.

More Ideas

Hosting a Learn to Skateboard Day Day event is easy. All you need is the desire to help people learn to skateboard for the first time. Any flat piece of ground will do, along, the driveway, the parking lot, indoor gymnasium, a hallway, basketball courts cul-de-sacs backyards and yes, of course skateparks with all due…

keep it safe by making sure people have helmets and make it fun with creative activities and games to allow people to get used the feeling of standing on a wobbly board with four small wheels…

In addition to professional skateboard Educators who already teach skateboarding in organized, professional programs, there will be people from all walks of life organizing learn to skateboard events. Parents are organizing for their children’s friends. Gym teachers are organizing for students. Churches and YMCAs are creating opportunities at their facilities both indoors and outdoors.

 

Some ideas we’ve heard:

● Start people on grass or rubber playground surfaces so they don’t have to deal with board shooting out and the fear of falling onto concrete or asphalt
● Use blank skateboard decks to help people get the feeling of pivoting twisting turning and doing manuals on a small piece of wood
● Have parents support their children while the children are learning
● Do you have more ideas you’d like to share? Please email us at joe.eberling@ussea.us