Learn to Skateboard

Outdoor Chattanooga’s Learn to Skateboard Program provides formal instruction and equipment for beginners and intermediate riders to learn and develop their skills to safely and confidently skateboard on flat ground and skate park features. From your first push to your first ollie, our instructors will be right beside you offering instruction and encouragement. These free classes are offered regularly throughout the year and can be joined anytime but we limit one free class per person per year. Don’t have a board? No worries, we can provide one along with protective gear like a helmet, wrist guards, elbow and knee pads at no additional cost. Appropriate for ages 8+. Online reservations required in advance. See full details below and sign up today!

Learn to Skateboard

Master the push.

Learn to Skateboard

Master the tail pop

Learn to Skateboard

Master the ollie.

Learn to Skateboard

Master the front side 180.

Learn to Skateboard

Master the stance.

Learn to Skateboard

Master the push.

Learn to Skateboard

Master the tail pop.

Learn to Skateboard

Master the ollie.

Learn to Skateboard

Master the front side 180.

Learn to Skateboard

Master the stance.

Instructional Classes

These free, 90-minute classes are taught by local experts at the City of Chattanooga’s Chatt Town Skate Park, located downtown. The park has modular features to practice on and is a great location to learn and develop skills at. Instructors will teach skatepark etiquette, safety, and foundational skills such as body and foot positioning, balancing, pushing, turning, and tic tacking, plus how to fall safely and equipment care. Outdoor Chattanooga can provide skateboards and protective equipment for the class at no additional cost or participants can bring their own. Online reservations are required as space and gear is limited.  Appropriate for ages 8+ and we encourage adults to try too! Most classes are for true beginners with a few 201 classes that teach more advanced techniques and skills. See the schedule below or click on the link to register. 

What You’ll Learn

  • Pushing, balancing, turning, body and foot positioning
  • Beginner to intermediate tricks and tick tacking
  • Skate Park etiquette and skateboard culture
  • How to fall safely
  • Equipment care and maintenance
  • Chattanooga area skateboard resources

FAQs

When and where are the classes offered?

 2022 Class Schedule:  March 19, April 9, April 23, May 14, June 11
All classes are scheduled 9:30 – 11:00 AM 

All classes are taught at the City of Chattanooga’s Chatt Town Skate Park located downtown at 1801 Reggie White Blvd. 

All classes are designed for true beginners.

Do I have to make a reservation?

Yes, online reservations are required to attend as space and equipment is limited. Click here to sign up!

Do I need to have my own equipment?

No, Outdoor Chattanooga can provide all the equipment including skateboard, helmet, knee, and elbow pads. If you have your own equipment you are welcome to use it. Helmets are required for all riders. 

How much does it cost?

All classes are free! We ask that you only register and attend one free class per year.

Do I have to have experience to participate?

No. This class is perfect for beginners to intermediate riders looking to learn and develop their skills.  

Is this class just for kids?

No. This class is appropriate for ages 8+ and we encourage adults to try it too! 

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Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

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Rapid Learning for TVCC Paddle School

Rapid Learning for TVCC Paddle School

Reach One Teach One-Greenway Adventures Youth ProgramsRetreat

Chattanooga Grotto Meeting

OutVentures with YCAP

OutVenture with First Centenary

Partner Program: Youth Outdoor Leadership with Bridge Chattanooga and Reach One Teach One

Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

Student Placemaking Project with Kayak Experience/OutVentures

Student Placemaking Project with Rock Climbing Experience

NPS Battle of Chickamauga Interpretive Canoe Tour- West Chick

Learn to Skateboard

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Partner Program: Tucker River Fellows Kayak Expedition

Reach One Teach One-Greenway Adventures Youth ProgramsRetreat

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Partner Program: Tucker River Fellows Kayak Expedition

Partner Program: First Centenary UMC Summer Youth Camp: Rock Climbing

Tennessee Valley Canoe Club monthly meeting

Canoe class/Jr. Ranger for Booker T Washington State Park

Partner Program: Youth Outdoor Leadership with Bridge Chattanooga and Reach One Teach One

Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

Partner Program: Y-CAP Summer Camp at Walnut Wall

Sunset Kayak Tour with Tennessee River Gorge Trust

Paddle Smart Chattanooga- Intro to Flatwater Paddling

South Chick Pedal to Paddle ~ A Bike to Canoe Event on South Chickamauga Creek Trails

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City Holiday: Juneteenth

OutVentures with First Centenary

OutVentures with Y-CAP Chattanooga

Partner Program: Youth Outdoor Leadership with Bridge Chattanooga and Reach One Teach One

Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

Student Placemaking Project/ Biking/OutVentures

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National Canoe Day

South Chick Pedal to Paddle ~ A Bike to Canoe Event on South Chickamauga Creek Trails

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Reach One Teach One-Greenway Adventures Youth ProgramsRetreat

Adaptive Cycling

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Partner Program: Youth Outdoor Leadership with Bridge Chattanooga and Reach One Teach One

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Did You Know?

Chattanooga has only one dedicated skate park? The city of Chattanooga’s Open Spaces Division is trying to change that and is in the process of designing and building a new modern skate park! Their seeking input from the skating community on features they would love to see in the new build. Help them out by completing the survey. bit.ly/SkateparkFeaturesSurvey 

Until then, you can find places to skate, scoot, roll and glide in Chattanooga on our Skating page. 

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