Locations

Rock Creek Park Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave NW, Washington DC

Salvation Army Sherman Avenue Corps Parking Lot, 3335 Sherman Ave NW, Washington DC

Lessons

We have loaner skates and protective equipment available for free during our classes.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons Available for adults, children and families, beginner to advanced skaters, covering the skills of your choice.

Group Lessons

Core Classes

Learn to Skate Covers proper use of protective equipment, falling safety and prevention, basic stride, turning and stopping.

Skate Fitness Get in shape for longer skate sessions or incorporate skating into your fitness program.

Skating for Kids Send us the times you have available and we'll schedule times with the most interest.

Specialty Classes

Trail and Street Skating Focusing on safety and skills while skating outdoors.

Slalom Skating Covering the art of doing complicated skating maneuvers along a row of cones.

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Jam Skating Focusing on freestyle self expression while skating to music.

Aggressive Skating Covering the basic skills for skating in a skatepark and an urban skating.

Private Lessons

Be sure to review and agree to our waiver packet here.

Learn to Skate


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Skate Fitness


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Trail and Street Skating


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Jam Skating


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Slalom Skating


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Aggressive Skating


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Skating for Kids

Teach With Us

Fill out this form to get more information about becoming a skate instructor or skate coach at our skate school.

Rink Night

Our DJ'ed Roller Rink Night Cookout Fundraiser

Enjoy both longtime and new skating friends as we turn a local space into a roller rink for inline and roller skaters. We'll bring a DJ playing a mix of danceable tunes, plus food, drink, good cheer from the community, and plenty of skaters to meet.

Instructors

All our instructors are insured and are either certified through SkateIA or bring substantial experience from a deep skating background.

Teach With Us

...and this could be you.

  • Teaching experience is not necessary but is welcome. (Skating skills are required.)

  • If you haven't taught before, we offer training and hands-on practice.

  • You can teach the sessions we have or use your unique talents to build a program of your own.

About Lead Instructor Andrew

  • Andrew has been street skating, teaching and organizing events for 30+ years.

  • He learned to skate on the streets of Manhattan and routinely organized and led group street skates with hundreds of participants safely.

  • Andrew skates on inline and roller skates and teaches both inline and roller skaters.

About Skate Instructor Danny

  • Danny has been tirelessly teaching beginners at skate clinics over the past 20+ years.

  • He started on inline skates and teaches both inline and roller skaters.

About Skate Instructor Nikita

  • Nikita started skating at roller rinks at the age of 3, played roller derby and coached newcomers into the sport.

  • As a street skater she taught safety to roller skaters and helped steward groups through local club rollouts.

  • Most recently Nikita has developed her teaching skills to become a skatepark instructor and also a skatepark examiner.

About Skate Coach Marie

  • Marie is a competitive artistic skater who has coached learn-to-skate programs at a variety of roller and ice rinks in metropolitan Washington DC for over 30 years.

  • She earned the 1st place National title for several years in team dance in the adult division.

  • Marie is a member of USA Roller Sports, PSA, US Figure Skating and Learn to Skate USA.

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Contact Us

Thank You!

Thank you for reaching out to us. Getting feedback from you helps us build better programs.

Your form has been submitted, we'll check out what you sent and be in touch with you soon.

Group Lessons Confirmation

Thanks for signing up!  We're very excited that you will attend.  Here is the key information you'll need to have the best experience:

Where to Go

Check your sign up confirmation. Depending on where we've indicated to meet we'll be at the Salvation Army or Rock Creek Park. Here are the directions for each spot:

Salvation Army

We'll meet at the Salvation Army on Sherman Avenue in Petworth. The address is:3335 Sherman Ave NWPark on the streets nearby and meet at the front entrance, at the corner of Sherman and Morton St NW.  We'll have people coming out periodically to meet you and bring you to the parking area where we are teaching.If you are taking public transportation, it's a short walk from the Petworth metro station.

Rock Creek Park

We'll meet at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre Parking Lot in Rock Creek Park. The address is:4850 Colorado Ave NWIt's an enormous parking lot; turn in from Colorado Avenue and we'll meet near the entrance.

Cancellations and Rescheduling

We'll send out a note if we need to cancel the session and reschedule it.  It could be due to bad weather or a parking lot that's too wet, among other reasons.  If that happens, we will provide a date for when the session is rescheduled.

Be There Early and Start Early

We start on time but you can come out fifteen minutes early to get a jump on filling out the paperwork and putting on your skate gear.

What to Bring

The following items are mandatory. If you don't wear them, we can't teach you to skate:

  • A face mask (depending on current CDC guidelines)

  • A helmet

  • Wrist guards

  • Elbow pads

  • Knee pads

  • And your skates of course! 😎

We do have loaner skate equipment; if you need something, please let us know as soon as you can.Finally, you should wear comfortable clothing appropriate to the weather.

What to Expect

We'll get geared up, and start doing some skating! The plan is to skate safely and have some fun.  You'll get some time with instructors and for practice on your own.  And we'll work to have something fun to learn for whatever skating level you are at.For any other questions, you're welcome to reach out to me by text or a phone call, I'm the lead instuctor and am reachable at 410-394-9483.Looking forward to seeing you there!Andrew Barabasz

Skate Clinic Confirmation

Thanks for signing up!  We're very excited that you will attend.  Here is the key information you'll need to have the best experience:

Where to Go

Check your sign up confirmation. Depending on where we've indicated to meet we'll be at the Salvation Army or Rock Creek Park. Here are the directions for each spot:

Salvation Army

We'll meet at the Salvation Army on Sherman Avenue in Petworth. The address is:3335 Sherman Ave NWPark on the streets nearby and meet at the front entrance, at the corner of Sherman and Morton St NW.  We'll have people coming out periodically to meet you and bring you to the parking area where we are teaching.If you are taking public transportation, it's a short walk from the Petworth metro station.

Rock Creek Park

We'll meet at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre Parking Lot in Rock Creek Park. The address is:4850 Colorado Ave NWIt's an enormous parking lot; turn in from Colorado Avenue and we'll meet near the entrance.

Be There Early and Start Early

We start on time but you can come out fifteen minutes early to get a jump on filling out the paperwork and putting on your skate gear.

Cancellations and Rescheduling

We'll send out a note if we need to cancel. It could be due to bad weather or a parking lot that's too wet, among other reasons. If that happens, you are welcome to sign up for one of our other sessions.

What to Bring

The following items are mandatory. If you don't wear them, we can't teach you to skate:

  • A face mask (depending on current CDC guidelines)

  • A helmet

  • Wrist guards

  • Elbow pads

  • Knee pads

  • And your skates of course! 😎

We do have loaner skate equipment; if you need something, please let us know as soon as you can.Finally, you should wear comfortable clothing appropriate to the weather.

What to Expect

We'll get geared up, and start doing some skating! The plan is to skate safely and have some fun.  You'll get some time with instructors and for practice on your own.  And we'll work to have something fun to learn for whatever skating level you are at.For any other questions, you're welcome to reach out to me by text or a phone call, I'm the lead instuctor and am reachable at 410-394-9483.Looking forward to seeing you there!Andrew Barabasz

Be sure to review and agree to our waiver packet here.