GoSkate.com started as an skating rink directory in 1996.
That Changed When the Site Was Bought by a Skater
“Eat. Breath, Sleep. Skateboard.”
Eat. Breath, Sleep. Skateboard. This was the life story for Go Skate founder. In 2006, he decided to do something about it. The CEO decided placed a cold call to the owner of the ice skating directory and asked to purchase it for $500 to use develop a database for skateboard spots. GoSkate.com would soon become a collection of skate spots through out the USA using photos the owner had collected on skate trips. $10,000 and many hours were spent developing this interactive skateboard site. The problem is— no one came to Go Skate.
Acknowledging Go Skate’s failure, the CEO, decided it was time to use the site to offer lessons. The lessons began as a side job to a sales job in San Diego, California. 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.
The site became flooded with requests to give lessons. Soon, we developed a nationwide advertising and certification campaign that gathered hundreds of instructors to provide lessons. By 2010, we had 300 instructors, and today, there are over 5,100 certified Go Skate Pros.
The Leadership Team
Rob D., Founder
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.
Welcome to Go Skate. We specialize in instruction for pro and beginner skateboarders in a safer and easier way to improve your skills.
Close to home. Instead of driving 30 minutes to go to lessons, our large amount of instructors allows us to have someone close to you.
Established as the first national skate network in America. Our instructors have more instructional experience.
No other program is able to offer instructors with a national certification. Our 5 step screening process has built our current reputation. Teaching skateboarding on site begins with demonstration and technique. But then most of the coach’s work is about correcting slight deviations from the correct way of foot placement and timing.
Why Go Skate?
Go Skate is the oldest nationwide skateboarding school operating in over 1300 facilities. With Go Skate, you have the ability to select from thousands of instructors and skateboarding parks to best match your needs. Whether you are a beginner or looking to go pro, Go Skate is here to help! (Read More)
Getting a Lesson is REALLY Easy!
“I doubt you serve my area.”
“There’s no good skatepark near me.”
“I am concerned this will be too expensive.”
“I don’t have any equipment”
“I’m concerned about giving you the ability to choose my instructor.”
Whether you are 4 or 104, you can safely learn the Go Skate method right in your own driveway.
So far, we’ve taught 15,167 lessons in all 50 states in just 5 years.
✓ the Government of Ireland to teach their citizens in parks all over the Emerald Isle,
✓ UCLA to teach their swimming team,
✓ US city governments to teach their citizens,
✓ private citizens in England (10% of all archery students are now taught by Go SKate instructors), and
✓ American celebrities and movie stars.
“Yes, I (or a loved one) want to be coached by a screened, nationally certified & experienced Go Skate instructor to skate for fun, or to compete, right in my own driveway. Quickly show me a list of Go Skate instructors serving my area.”