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Washington DC

DC Area’s Top Skateboarding School

  • Over 3,120 Students taught in Washington DC, Alexandria VA, Arlington, Fairfax, Bethesda MD, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, McLean, Tysons and More.
  • Learn at your home (We Come to You!) or meet us at a skatepark (inquire below)
  • Exclusive 1-one-1 private lessons with Pro Skateboarders at Georgetown, Chevy Chase, McLean, Bethesda and Arlington

Skateboarding school since 2009.

  • Ages: 4 through 104
  • Ability: Beginner through Competition-Style Advanced

How you can start skateboard lessons?

  • Equipment: We recommend a board and a full set of safety gear. This includes a helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards. Rental equipment is available.
  • Location: We can do lessons in your driveway, in your garage, or at the Washington skate park. Read more at Royalty Skateboarding

What you will learn in our DC Lessons

  • Safety Techniques
  • Proper Stance
  • How to Ride and Push
  • How to Turn
  • How to Stay Steady Going Down Hills
  • How to Ride Ramps
  • How to do Tricks



Be taught all of the fundamentals of skateboarding fast in a one-week camp. We will teach you the principles of skateboarding such as how to balance, push, turn, proper foot placement, and how to stop. Irrespective, of where you are at.. you can benefit from customized instruction to meet your current skill level.

Skateboarding is a pastime activity, a work of art, or a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been molded and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the ages. A 2002 survey and study by American Sports Data uncovered there are 18.5 million skateboarders in the world. 85 percent of skateboarders polled who had used a board in the last year were under the age of 18, and 74 percent were male. Those numbers have since doubled. In the ensuing years, the physical locations of skate parks have more than tripled making skateboarding more accessible as publicly and privately owned skate parks and indoor skate parks are coming into the picture.

Free Skateboard Lessons in DC area during Go Skate Day


Skateboarding is a fantastic activity to learn at any age as it promotes physical fitness, mental agility, creativity, and a sense of community, while offering an opportunity for personal growth and self-expression.

Regardless of age, skateboarding provides a fun and engaging way to stay active, challenge oneself, and connect with others in a vibrant and supportive community.

When: June 21st and throughout the weekends to follow

Multiple locations, different GOSKATE Instructors wearing branded GOSKATE Tees 

Wakefield Skatepark at 8100 Braddock Rd, Annandale, VA 22003, USA

Powhatan Springs Skatepark at 6020 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205, USA 

Fairfax City Van Dyck Skatepark at 3730 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA 

As part of the celebration, our Pro Instructors will also be distributing free giveaways, adding to the excitement of the event. Don’t miss the chance to snag some awesome goodies while honing your skateboarding skills!

Do you want to learn how to skateboard?

The most significant change has been the generation that skated in their youth and has grown up with the “X” Games explosion into the global mainstream of competitive sports and sees it as a natural participation activity for their children as led by X-Games Athletes who are affiliated and instruct for our brand and web site.

Best Skateboard Shops in the Washington DC Area

  1. Palace 5ive – 2220 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 Palace 5ive is a premier skate shop located in the heart of Washington DC’s U Street Corridor. They offer a wide selection of skateboards, longboards, and accessories from top brands such as Palace, Nike SB, and Adidas. Palace 5ive also has a great selection of apparel and footwear for both skaters and non-skaters alike.

2. Pitcrew Skateboards – 12120 Nebel St, Rockville, MD 20852 Pitcrew Skateboards is a skater-owned and operated shop located just outside of DC in Rockville, Maryland. They specialize in skateboards, longboards, and accessories from top brands such as Baker, Independent, and Spitfire. Pitcrew also offers skateboard repair services and custom skateboard builds.


3. Skyline Skateshop – 1100 Wicomico St #103, Baltimore, MD 21230 Skyline Skateshop is located in Baltimore, Maryland, just a short drive from Washington DC. They offer a wide selection of skateboards, longboards, and accessories from top brands such as Girl, Chocolate, and Vans.

4. Zumiez – 7101 Democracy Blvd Suite 2180, Bethesda, MD 20817 Zumiez is a national chain skate shop with a location in Bethesda, Maryland. They offer a wide selection of skateboards, longboards, and accessories from top brands such as Element, Plan B, and Spitfire.


5. Wakefield Skate Park Pro Shop – 8100 Braddock Rd, Annandale, VA 22003 The Wakefield Skate Park Pro Shop is located just outside of DC in Annandale, Virginia. They specialize in skateboards, longboards, and accessories from top brands such as Anti-Hero, Toy Machine, and Thunder. The shop is located within the Wakefield Skate Park, which offers a great place for skaters to test out new gear.


Niko D. From Alexandra​

Niko is a skater in Alexandria, Virginia. He spent two summers as a skate instructor for American Inline. He taught beginners the fundamentals including safety and basic maneuvers. He also taught intermediate skaters how to turn, pump, drop in, do manuals, and do ollies. The students he taught were from ages 6 to 14 but he is open to teaching any age.

Skateboarding is his passion and he has been skating for the past six years. He is passionate about growing the skate community and is open to anyone who wishes to learn. He is able to teach any style of skateboarding the student would want to learn. Including but not limited to vert, flat-ground, and grinding.

He is an open-minded and patient instructor, who works to build not only skill and understanding but also confidence when skating. He also has a good sense of humor and works hard to make it a fun learning environment. He can be found skating in the D.C. area and is most frequently found at Wakefield in Annandale, Schuyler Skatepark in Alexandria, and Powhatan Springs in Arlington.  When he is not skating, he will be attending NOVA Community College as a Sophomore. His schedule for teaching is very flexible.  During these uncertain times, Niko will also be fully following all CDC guidelines for safety.

Jonathan M. from Rockville, Maryland​

My name is Jonathan and I’ve been skating for over 20 years. I love all styles of skateboarding and have competed in bowl and slalom contests. My journey into teaching skateboarding started when I moved from Maryland to Southern California and worked at the world-famous Vans skatepark in 2007. I also got to work with star education and was a volunteer instructor with the a.Skate Foundation (autism. Skating with kids through acceptance, therapy, and education). I learned how to skate when I was 12 years old and have loved it ever since.

To me skateboarding is more than a hobby or sport, it’s a creative outlet and a genuine art form. Over the years I’ve made some amazing friends of all ages and genders, some of which are professional skaters that have become mentors to me. My main passion in life is to share the stoke and to teach others how skateboarding can shape your life in a very positive way.



Rolling into fun and skill-building right at your doorstep! 🛹🏡 Witness the excitement as Grace, our enthusiastic student from Alexandria, VA, dives into the world of skateboarding with the expert guidance of ISA certified Instructor Paul M. Introducing ‘Balance and Confidence 2.0,’ our tailor-made program approved by ISA, sculpted for young shredders under 15, making learning to skate an absolute blast!

Washington DC Skateparks for Lesson Locations

  • Alexandria Skatepark
  • Arlington VA Skatepark
  • Shaw Skatepark
  • Gaithersburg Skatepark
  • Greenbelt Skatepark
  • Other Locations (Inquire Below)

Skateboarding-Lessons of Washington DC and Arlington was developed to help motivate the youth demographic that wants to participate in the lifestyle and skilled regiment of skateboarding. We take great pride in helping people of all ages learn how to skateboard.

Goskate.com is passionate in its desire to provide the means through its Skate School lessons to being a confident skateboarder, by providing the premiere school for all ages and abilities throughout DC.

Lesson Pricing in Arlington and D.C. METRO

From low $200’s -depending on the package.


Meet Rob — Your Personal Helper/Instructor for Skateboard Lessons

Rob is a competitive, sponsored skateboarder. He has been teaching for nine years, has taught hundreds of lessons, and is ready to help YOU!

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