Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of board do I need?
You would need to have a standard size 7" wide x 29" long (or greater) skateboard deck with good grip and smooth rolling wheels. Good wheels, bearings and trucks make it much more fun for the skater without having to fight to turn or push. Take your board into West Side Skates Shop to have it checked out. A new set of bearings is as little as $10.
Where do I get a skateboard?
West Side Skates (Lakewood) or Tri-Star Skateshop (Parma) has starter setups at $60-$90 that are perfect for new skaters. If you are unsure or on a tight budget, we strongly recommend our rental skateboards ($25) that will enable your skater to get started with a great board before investing in your own. Skateboards purchased at sporting goods stores can vary widely in quality no matter the price. Good rolling bearings and wheels are necessary for a skater to learn and have fun.
How good should I be for Skate Camp?
You are welcome at any skill level. We have skate counselors that can help with basics to very advanced technical maneuvers and tricks. The places we skate are designed for all levels and and ages.
Do I need pads or helmet?
Helmets are required for all skaters. Pads are optional but do help with the prevention of scrapes and scabs. Parents should decide whether to require knee, elbow or wrist guards.
What if I miss a day?
If a day is missed we welcome you to make up during another camp session or lesson. We do not give refunds to compensate for days missed.
What if it rains?
On Rain Days we will move the lessons to our indoor facility - The Skate Kitchen downtown on East 30th and Chester right off I-90 near the curve. Parking is free in our lot. Provide your mobile number that you would like to have notified for rain outs.