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The Story 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.

GOSKATE Website in 2011

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

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

Rob D., Founder

( in 2010)

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 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.

Our Offices has locations in San Diego, CA and a call center in Las Vegas, has locations in San Diego, CA and a call center in Las Vegas, NV.

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