Want to learn to skateboard? Head for Greer, SC!

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There’s a new skateboard program in Greer, SC that is sure to interest anyone who loves skateboarding in the Upstate!

Skateboarding has looked pretty fun to me but since I’ve never had any lessons and don’t want to crack my mom body on purpose, I haven’t ever taken up the sport. But my kids – that’s another story. I have one very athletic little girl who found a skateboard recently and has been practicing. It’s really cute. But she needs lessons and the City of Greer Parks and Recreation Department’s new Beginner Skateboarding program may be just the answer.

learn to skateboard in Greer, SC

Beginner Skateboarding

Greer has no shortage of family-friendly parks and programs but the Beginner Skateboarding program is brand new and already has had so much interest that they doubled the number of classes they are having. Four classes are available: Saturdays from September 10th through October 15th, 2022, (8 am – 9 am; 9 am – 10 am; 10 am – 11 am) or one evening class on Tuesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm. Tuesday sessions begin on September 13th until October 25th.

Lessons are taught by Coach David Rosenfeld, a Certified Skateboard Instructor with over 40 years of experience. Impressive. He’s also a cool dad with three kids who lives in Greer. He’s been teaching skateboarding for the past several years.

Learning to skateboard

Kids will learn the basics of skateboarding like how to push, glide, carve, kickturn, and other balance skills. The class is taught in a safe environment that also incorporates the values of determination, creativity, confidence, and hard work. There are few things that will instill determination than falling off a rolling board and trying over and over till you get it!

Classes are for kids ages 5 to 14 years old and there won’t be more than 10 kids in a class so they will get a lot of personal instruction from Coach Rosenfield. Plus, by the time summer rolls around, they will have a new skill they can hone outdoors.

How to Sign Up for Skateboarding Classes in Greer

Spots are limited so if this interests you, definitely sign up sooner rather than later. Use this Greer registration link or sign up in person at the office at 446 Pennsylvania Avenue, Greer. The program runs for six weeks, September 10th through October 15th on Saturdays and September 13th through October 25th on Tuesdays. It costs $100/person. The program is held at Victor Park at 108 South Line Street, Greer.

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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