San Diego was a blast!Just came back on a red-eye flight this morning! I had a quick trip to San Diego for a 3-day conference this week where among many great speakers, I got to hear Michelle Obama talk about health and fitness for children. Lots of inspiration about how keeping us active contributes to so many dimensions of wellness. I'll write more about it once I rest up!!
Our weekly classes are happening as usual this weekend but please note that we'll be closed for a birthday party from 3-5pm on Sat 9/22. Interested in hosting a skate birthday party with us? Lean more here!
Kids (Ages 6-12)
Just coming back from vacation and trying to figure out what you want your kids to do for the rest of the summer? How about trying out our skate camp? We welcome all levels and offer complimentary skate gear rental, so you can try out skateboarding for a week and see how you like it! Watch our summer camp video and learn more about what makes our camp special.
SKATEYOGI's summer camp has begun and it's been a lot of fun making new friends and skating!
Some people think that skateboarding is for boys, but actually here at SKATEYOGI 40-50% of our students are girls! (Come to our adult class and you'll see more female students than male ones.) From female adult students, we often hear them say: "Skateboarding was something boys did when I was a teenager, but now they think "F-it, I'm learning how to do this before I die."
Whatever your motivations are, we welcome everyone here!
Visiting NYC next week and looking for something fun for your child to do? Come to SKATEYOGI for our day camp sessions on 7/5 and 7/6. You can come just for the day or both days!
We've received some emails from parents wondering if we were offering day camps this week. Our weekly camp for this week is at capacity and also, for any weekly camps, we are not allowing any drop-ins due to our flow of our program. With that said, please take advantage of the upcoming day camps!!
We still have some room remaining for the upcoming day camp session! Please sign up soon to reserve your spot. $145 for regular day (8:30am-3:30pm) + $30 for extended day until 6pm.
What to bring
What to wear
We had a visit from Japion editors the other day and here's the article if you know Japanese (or want to translate the page into English)!
It's been rainy and kinda chilly all week long in NYC but summer is just around the corner! At SKATEYOGI we are gearing up for the summer season where we get to go out and skate! Day camps in June can be a great way for your child to try out what it's like to be in a skateboarding camp.
FYI if your child attends NYC public schools, they don't have school on Thu, June 7, Mon, June 11 and Fri June 15.
Our day camps are for ages 6-12 and run from 8:30am – 3:30pm. (Drop off between 8:30-9am and pick up between 3-3:30pm. If your child is doing extended day, pick up is between 5:30-6pm). It's $145/day + $30 for extended day.
Rental gear is included, so you don't need to buy anything in advance! Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and sneakers (ideally w/ flat soles, but regular ones are fine) and bring lunch, snacks and water!
"Interested in getting a board but not sure what size?"
Walking in to a skate shop to pick out a board for the first time can be a bit overwhelming with all the specifications you have to choose from.
One important decision to make is board width. Among the standard popsicle shaped skateboard decks, this is the defining measurement.
A narrower deck allows for tighter turns and more technical tricks while a wider board offers more stability.
For kids ages 6 and up
We recommend around a 7.5" deck. Even younger skaters (Tots ages 2-5) can benefit from a narrower and often shorter deck around 7-7.25".
For teens and adults
Standard decks range from 7.75-8.5" depending on personal preference. We've seen a lot of beginners do well on a 8" deck, offering a good mix of turning and stability.
One nice thing about having our skate space and shop is that you can try out different setups to figure out what works best for you!
See you on the ramp!
"Hey SKATEYOGI, where can I go skate in NYC?"
Although this year's winter seems to have no ending–when will this cold weather end?! – we can surely see signs of spring all around us. Cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Museum and BBG are in their full bloom. We have started to see more and more people walking into our space, asking for starter boards. One of the FAQs we get this season in particular is where to go skating in the city. There are countless spots in NYC after all.
The best bet is to start off at your local park with a little bit of flatground to get comfortable pushing around.
Oftentimes, schoolyards are open outside of school hours and have lots of space to practice your basics.
When you're ready to explore the plethora of skate parks in the city we recommend going in the morning hours before the crowds show up. That way you can get a feel for the layout without fear of crashing into someone.