Our crew had a very busy and exciting weekend!
On Friday, Liv @Sk8babes organized a fantastic skate clinic for people of marginalized genders. SKATEYOGI joined the fun as an event sponsor, donating some prizes to make the event extra special!
Next on the agenda, was the Skate With Your Mom event! Big thanks to all the moms that came out to skate with their kids. You are officially the coolest group of moms we have ever met!
Finally, Sunday brought another great day at the Greenpoint Terminal Market. The market is quickly becoming the staff's favorite place to work and skate. We are so pleased to continue our GTM series in June!
1. Skate/Bike to the Spot - Save the ozone layer by choosing an eco friendly mode of transportation 🚴♀️ 🛹
2. BYOB - Bring Your Own (Reusable Water) Bottle. Reusable water bottles keep your water colder for longer! It's a win-win situation! 🚰
3. Pack in / Pack out - Don't be a skatepark litter bug 🐞
4. Reduce - Lessen your impact on the environment by only replacing parts your skateboard when it's necessary. Buying a complete setup is awesome, but once you have the trucks, wheels, etc. get in the habit of switching out parts one at a time 🛠
5. Reuse - Donate old gear to friends or skate shops. If you want to switch out a part of your skateboard that still has life left in it, go to the skatepark and see if anyone might need it more than you did!
6. Recycle - Many artists/skaters are now upcycling broken skate decks to create furniture and art. You don't have to be a professional to try this at home!
For most skaters, committing to new tricks can be one of the most difficult parts of skateboarding. Committing to a trick means to fully attempt it (no intentionally putting one foot onto the ground, no bailing, full send!).
It is to be expected that committing can sometimes lead to a fall or two. However for most, this is a necessary step to landing a new trick.
Here are some tips to stop the commitment issues and start landing some new tricks!
1. Break the trick down. Most things you do on a skateboard require several muscles to engage and work together in one moment. Before fully committing to a trick, practice each movement individually.
2. Find your mantra or motto. Choose a phrase that fills you with confidence and reminds you of the reason you are trying to land the trick in the first place. Only repeat this phrase to yourself on tries that you plan to commit to. (Examples - Just do it! Right NOW!)
3. Set up a selfie cam! Let your camera roll while you practice the trick. Watching yourself attempt the trick can help you to visualize landing something new. It can also give you a little push to commit, knowing you'll catch the first land on video!
4. Be prepared for the fall. If you think about the way your body might hit the ground before an attempt, it will be easier to catch yourself.
Pro tip - Remember everything takes time! Be patient with yourself. If today's not the day then come back to it tomorrow (or during your next session).
Suez Canal repairs will create the world's biggest temporary skate spot!
The SP (SKATEYOGI Press) has obtained plans for the canal to be emptied to repair retaining wall damage sustained by the Ever Given. This temporary draining of the canal will provide skateboarders first-time access to the legendary Suez Banks, rumored to be the longest continuous banked wall spot with additional skate features created by the unique truss concrete formations. Local SP correspondents confirm the surface is unusually smooth due to the naturally occurring limestone aggregate in the finish layer.
These repairs are scheduled for early July so start making your travel plans! ️
SKATEYOGI is taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a special two-week skate retreat to #SkateTheSuez!
In celebration of Women’s History Month, SKATEYOGI Instructors Shauny, Hannah & Liv put together an edit of recent clips!
While this month has been focused on Women's History, taking a look at representation in skateboarding highlights a larger societal theme. That theme being, the importance of representation and respect. Both on the skateboard and off, it is our responsibility to show current and future generations a positive way to treat others.
Let's carry this message of respect with us wherever we go. In light of the recent events in this country, please remember your actions matter and they make an impact on the world around you.
Shop, Skate and Enjoy the View!
Hello Greenpoint, North Brooklyn & Beyond!
The SKATEYOGI crew is pleased to announce that we are bringing the skate fun to the Greenpoint Terminal Market with a pop-up skatepark! Come skate with us on the scenic, Greenpoint waterfront this spring and summer. We will be hosting outdoor class series every Sunday for ages 5-7, 7-13 and adults!
First 4-Week Series Starts Sunday May 2, 2021
Ages 5-7 (Grades K-2)
Ages 7-13 (Grades 2-8)
Open Skate & Private Lessons
We can't wait to SPRING into action to kick off our next youth class series! Beginning April 5, our spring series will usher in the warm season with tons of skating adventures! After a very snowy and wet winter, our instructors couldn't be more excited to head to Prospect Park and Jackie Robinson playground for lots of outdoor sessions.
This spring we are also offering fully outdoor classes that will meet at Golconda Skatepark on Mondays! These classes will be offered to both the 5-7 and 7-13 yr old age groups.
If this sounds like a good option for your child please register soon because we expect these spots to go quickly!
The Urban Shredder camp is designed for experienced beginner to advanced level skaters ages 9-15. The fully outdoor camp allows students to experience a week in the life of an NYC skater. We meet up at a designated skatepark, warm-up and then skate/walk to an assortment of skate spots in the surrounding area.
This variety of terrain will help make each student into a well rounded skater while feeding the creative spirit found through adventuring around with your skate friends!
Can my child join Urban Shredders?
We get this question a lot. We're not going to ask how high they can ollie, but we do expect Urban Shredders to be very comfortable on their skateboard. Would you feel comfortable with them skating ahead of you on a sidewalk, navigating the cracks and obstacles and stopping at the corner? If so, they probably have the skill to join.
Besides skill, they should also have a strong interest and skate independently outside of any classes or programs. In addition to interest, the program also requires stamina since we're out skating around all day. There's no need to already know tricks. We will learn together and encourage one another!
For children who are absolutely new to skateboarding, please consider our open-level camp held on site at SKATEYOGI!
To get into the Valentine's Day spirit we asked our students to write/draw love letters to skateboarding!
There are so many reasons to love skating. Just to name a few:
What do you love most about skating? Let us know in the comment section below 💕❤️️