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!
With over 5,030 pre-screened, certified instructors. We have taught over 20,000 students. we are able to serve most of the Western World. If we are unable to, we will refer you to another local skate school who can help you.
At skateparks, your driveway, or safe and quiet parking lots. The exact location will be determined by your local instructor based upon your ability and what you would like to learn.
We have solutions for all budgets. Our online course is 4+ hours of content and a great choice. However, our best results come from dedicated students who choose 12+ lesson packages.
We can rent or supply all of the equipment you need. There are several recommendations that we can make based upon what tricks you are trying to learn, your size, and how often you skateboard. (Read more)
Joining Go Skate’s instructional team is one of the most coveted and difficult tasks for seasoned instructors. Our hiring department get hundreds of applications each week, keeping only the top 2% of instructors. All instructors have earned a national certification in safety by passing a rigorous training, background checks, and exam.
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 Leadership Team
Our OfficesGoSkate.com has locations in San Diego, CA and a call center in Las Vegas, NV.