Skateboard Lessons at SPoT Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Skateboard Lessons at SPoT

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2023 by Matt Shail

Lessons are great for beginners and provide basic knowledge on the function of a skateboard as well as assistance with learning tricks. Safety gear is not required, but it is recommended and included in the cost of the Lesson. Please keep in mind that although your child may have been taught a few moves on a skateboard, it does not necessarily mean that they will improve drastically with each Lesson. The development of skateboarding ability is a lifelong challenge that takes dedication and patience and each individual learns at their own pace. We are here to help, but if the skater does not practice outside of Skatepark, improvement will come at a much slower pace.


Group lessons are perfect for first time skaters and beginners as an introduction to skateboarding. No experience is needed to join a group lesson.
  • Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • No group lessons October 7th and 8th 2023 (Tampa Am Weekend)
  • Sign-Up and Check-in: 10am - 10:30am
  • Supervised Skating and Group Instruction: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • 12 & under only
  • Cost is $20 for members/ $25 for non-members
  • Lesson price includes free same day session in the park


Private lessons are provided for all skill levels. Whether you want learn kickflips or practice your contest run for the next SPoT All Ages contest, our instructors have over 20 years of experience to accommodate your needs!
  • One on one
  • All ages and skill levels
  • Cost is $40 per 1 hour lesson
  • Lesson price includes free same day session in the park
  • Email Tim Gasiorski - to schedule


  • If you need to rent a skateboard, helmet, knee or elbow pads, we have you covered.
  • Full kit rental $8.00 (includes skateboard, helmet, knee and elbow pads).
  • Individual rental:
    • $5.00 skateboard
    • $2.00 helmet
    • $2.00 knee pads
    • $1.00 elbow pads


A variety of the following basics of skateboarding will be reviewed and explained, depending on the skater's ability and willingness to learn.
  • Explained the functions of deck, trucks, wheels, bearings, etc.
  • Pushing on flat ground
  • Pumping on transition
  • Tic-tac
  • Rolling down bank ramps
  • Drop-in on bank ramps
  • Drop-in on transition
  • Kickturns on bank ramps
  • Kickturns on transition
  • Ollie on flat


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