1 Session $15, 3 Sessions for $30
Everyone participating at Skate School needs to be a MEMBER and wear a helmet, all members are able to use our school boards, helmets and pads. 1 session is $15, and 3 one hour sessions is $30. Under 18 yrs. old need to have a parent signature.
One Year Membership to Skate School is $70
Everyone participating at Skate School needs to become a member and wear a helmet. This one year membership comes with 3 hours of open skate time to get you started, then you buy time or lessons as needed throughout the year. Members are able to use our school boards, pads and helmets. Under 18 yrs. old will need a parents signature.
Memberships for Camps and Clinics
A Temporary Membership is included in the price of all Camps, Clinics and Field Trips held here in Santa Fe, NM. You will still need to sign a waiver and if you are under 18 you will also need the signature of a parent or guardian.
Parties and Lock Ins $45 hr
Thinking of having a Party? Skate School has hosted all kinds of parties from Birthdays with DJ`s, to Live Bands, Film showings, Pizza Parties and All Night Lock Ins! Parties are available for Members to rent our space by the hour, give us a call to discuss what kind of event you would like to throw!
Load up your crew and head to Skate School in Santa Fe, NM
Does your High School, College or local shop have a club or team? What kind of skating do you like to do together? Skate School has several programs to help you reach your and goals. Plan a trip here to Santa Fe for a long weekend or we`ll come to where you are and hold a clinic or help you run an event.
Clubs and teams receive personalized group instruction to help identify which fundamentals will help to keep you progressing and we`ll give you plenty of on board homework for the coming months. Whether it`s in the streets, the skate parks or out on the hills, we always start with the safety skills and drills that you will need to progress without getting hurt. Falling is a given in this sport, get used to it. The difference between Falling and Crashing is the most important skill to learn because if you`re not falling you are not pushing your self and that is a big part of progressing.
Have your Club President or Team Manager give us a call to discuss how we can help provide an enriching experience for your next skate adventure.
Become a Skate School Affiliate
Across the country as more public skate parks are being built, there is an increasing opportunity for small Private parks to cater to the specific needs of beginners and their parents. Private parks can offer many things that public parks cannot, like after school programs, ongoing lessons, summer camps, special events, competitions and birthday parties. Parents love "Mom`s Night Out" where they can drop off and pick up late, teenagers love all night "lock ins" and film nights.
Our proven model has shown that many parents feel more comfortable getting their young skaters started in a safe, supervised environment with proper instruction and a focus on safety skills. The main reason that people stop skating is because they have been injured, usually from a lack of safety skills and getting in `over their head` often through peer pressure.
Our affiliate program will help you develop your own school to meet the needs of your community and clientele, and assist you in the design and building of your park, getting insurance and managing your programs. It also includes being enrolled in our Graduate Program so that you are well prepared to teach skateboarding at different levels and know the history of our sport.
We`ll train you and your staff to be come Certified Instructors in short boarding and long boarding and provide you with programs, courses and events to help you effectively establish your School. You will be able to impart confidence to your local skate community and their families that your place is where they want to be!
Contact us by phone or e-mail to discuss how we can help you start your own Skate School and have a rewarding career in skateboarding.
Some of our most famous graduates have gone on to ride for major sponsors, traveled and skated all over the world, compete in and win major events! To Graduate from Skate School you will need to complete the following courses:
Levels 1 and 2 Certification for Instructor
Complete one S.L.A.P. event
Attend one Long board and one Race Camp
History and Vocabulary (online)
Upon completion of these 5 requirements, Skate School pledges that if you still don`t have a sponsor then we will find you one! Here are a few of our distinguished graduates:
William Brunson: Won Top Challenge in Montreal, Canada and was on the podium there 3 consecutive times. The reigning champion at the Bear, the world`s largest banked slalom race for 5 years in a row. William lives in Northern New Mexico.
David Price: Lives and works at Landyachtz in Vancouver BC, Dave has been on the Euro circuit 3 times, and traveled to Australia, New Zealand, and South America. His Pro model board was made by Madrid Skateboards.
Kody Noble: Has a 2 Pro model boards for Riviera Boards and a Pro model glove with TimeShip Racing. He has been to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Europe twice to skate and film in epic locations. He was featured on the cover of Concrete Wave magazine and had a 12 page interview! He now lives in California
James West: Rides for Riviera, Paris Trucks, Divine Wheels, TimeShip Racing and has a Pro model board with Riviera. He has been to Canada, Europe for a month to skate and film and traveled for 4 weeks racing border cross in Australia. James was also featured in French television show. James lives in ABQ, New Mexico.
Ryan Ricker: Is the Team Manager for Paris Trucks and Divine Wheels, he has 2 Pro model boards with Gravity Skateboards and also rides for Muir Skate and TimeShip Racing. Ryan lives in San Diego, CA.
10th Annual Ditch Slap Reunion May 10-13
The 10th Annual Ditch Slap Reunion will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is unlike any other event on the Planet! Skaters get to explore some of ABQ`s most famous ditches and session spots and navigate up to 60 miles of shuttled ditch skating. You`ll be rewarded with noodle legs, sun burn and ditch rash as likely side effects. "Quiver Counts" so bring some board options for multiple terrains or be prepared to sit and watch.
There will be a video festival, food truck and all kinds of skate games, challenges, Slap trivia quizzes and parties to help celebrate the 10 year reunion. Riders that are able to bring back some piece of Ditch Slap memorabilia will be entered into a special raffle, so bring your old Slap Bandanas, Slap T-shirts, Slap Socks, Slap Bags, Shuttle Passes or Safety Cylinders back to Albuquerque! This event has grown into quite the gathering of young guns, old timers, pros and bros testing their endurance and skills in a wide variety of terrain. Helmets are required at all times. More info is at the website Ditchslap.com
2 Days of Racing Followed by 2 Days of Shuttles!
Timed Bank Slalom: Each racer will get 3 timed runs, your fastest time will be score. Cash Purse!
Hitting a single cone will result in that run being disqualified. The course will be set in a fast section of one of the longer ditches, with plenty of room to pump up as much speed as you like and a long shut down area. The course length will be about 1/4 but may be adjusted according to the weather, wind or water in the ditch. There is an adjacent bike path for riders to return back to the top for their next run, no shuttle will be provided.
Chinese Ditch Race: This race has been held in a few different ditches of varying lengths for bragging rights only. This year we`ll race in a very long ditch for a Cash Purse!
A mass start about a block from the ditch will give racers a chance to separate the field before they dive into the ditch. Once you are in the ditch you must stay in until the finish line, no bike path or side walk riding. Expect every imaginable ditch obstacle between you and the finish line, as well as the unexpected antics from your fellow competitors. A shuttle will be provided back to the top after this race.
Shuttles are provided for Registered Riders on both days of Free Riding. Riders may leave personal items like extra boards and backpacks on the shuttles if they want to. A shuttle pass will allow you to get on any Shuttle, into any Game, Session, Food Line, Video Party, Troll Bridge or Safety Meeting. Helmets are required at all times and NOT having a helmet will VOID your shuttle pass privileges until you find yours.
Early Registration has opened, use the PayPal buttons to choose which options you prefer. There are separate buttons for Racing and Shuttled Free Riding. After registering you will be e-mailed detailed information with lodging info, schedule of events and where to check in for your riders packet and shuttle pass. Paying your entry fee is the only way to confirm your slot in any event.Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Longboard Awareness Program
SLAP`s Message is Simple! Learn about and Teach new riders the skills they need to be SAFE and be harsh about it!
Never ride with someone that can’t stop or won`t wear a helmet. Have an extra helmet to lend and take 10 minutes to teach basic foot braking.
Always wear a helmet when riding, use a full face if you plan to go fast! Know how to stop! Foot brake, shut down slide, speed check, knee slide.
Riding on the street, look ahead and behind you every 30 seconds to be aware of cars, bikes and pedestrians. Riding a ditch, look at the sky every 10 minutes for any dark clouds. Know when to quit!
Learn and Teach safety skills first, push limits second. Learn to slow down and stop BEFORE you learn to go faster than you can run out. Learn to go to your knee pads and slide BEFORE you learn to drop into the pool, park or ramp.
Wear slide gloves and knee pads when learning new things…you ARE going to fall. Falling and Crashing are not the same, practice using your safety gear.
Contact us if you would like to start a SLAP Chapter in your area.
Friday Night Films
Sometimes during the Winter we feature skate films and videos from the past 5 decades including vintage films, the era of VHS tapes and modern DVD releases. Whether it`s an old favorite, one you may have missed or maybe never heard of, we`ll cover a lot of ground as we delve into our rich library of skateboard history! Admission is $2, non-members welcome, popcorn, snacks and soda will be available. Shows starts at 6pm.
THERE ARE NO FILMS SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME. Check our Skate School Facebook to see what we`ve been up to and what`s coming up next.
Bear SLAP October 2, 2016
The Bear will once again be the site of Skate School`s annual races at Albuquerque`s original skate spot. Speeds here have been clocked at 0-30mph in 2 seconds! $5 entry fee, helmets required, prizes will be awarded.
10:00 am: The course will be set for practice.
11:00 am: The World`s Largest Banked Slalom Course, 6 cones, 3 timed runs, your best time counts.
1:00 pm: Giant Slalom (on the flat bottom) 3 timed runs, your best time counts.
5:00 pm: After Session at La Cueva skate park (North Domingo Baca).
Early risers can watch the Mass Ascension from along the bike path next to the Balloon Park, it`s FREE but you have to get up at the crack of dawn! Balloon Fiesta runs from Oct. 3 - 13, 2015. The Bear SLAP Facebook Event page is at Balloon SLAP