GoSkate.com started as an skating rink directory in 1996.
That Changed When the Site Was Bought by a Skater
The Company Story
In 2006, Rob D., the GOSKATE founder cold called the owner of an ice skating directory GOSKATE.COM and asked to purchase it for $500. GOSKATE would soon become a collection of skate spots through out the USA. The problem is— no one came to Go Skate.
Acknowledging GOSKATE’s failure, the CEO, decided it was time to use the site to offer lessons.
A small local operation began to receive requests throughout the nation. Students from San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington DC were asking the website to be connected to instructors.
A GOSKATE national certification system was developed.
No other resource was available to learn skateboarding in most cities at that time. The site became flooded with requests to give lessons.
Soon, GOSKATE became the preferred method of learning by most beginners.
By 2010, we had 300 instructors.
Today, there are over 5,100 certified GOSKATE Pros.
Getting a Lesson is REALLY Easy!
There’s no excuse at all not to start your skateboard lessons
The Leadership Team
Rob D., Founder
With the experience of personally teaching over 1,000 skaters, Rob is the mastermind behind Go Skate and the development of it’s programs. With a surging instructional YouTube channel with over 5,500,000 views, Rob’s teaching skills have gathered nationwide attention.
Rob developed, Trick Tutor, one of the best-selling skate instructional products of all time, and has been skateboarding for over 16 years.
Steve S., Director of Sales
Steve is a skateboarding guru who used to own and manage one of the largest chains skateboarding stores in Upstate New York. His stores became one of the hottest shops in the nation. He has over 30 years of experience in skateboarding and selling skate products. He enjoys skateboarding, surfing, longboarding, and spending time with his dogs.
Robert G., Director of Staffing
Robert was a manager of customer service at Hotels.com for five years. He is an avid skateboarder and has skateboarded for nearly 30 years. Robert has a passion for helping people and one of the nicest customer service reps you will meet! Robert also enjoys spending time with his son, daughter, and wife.
GoSkate.com has locations in San Diego, CA and a call center in Las Vegas, NV.GoSkate.com has locations in San Diego, CA and a call center in Las Vegas, NV.