Whether your child is a stepping on a skateboard for the first time or has been boarding for years, the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department offers opportunities for your son or daughter to improve skills, meet other boarders, and have fun.
Beginner Skateboarding Clinics
Beginners can participate in seven weekly skateboarding clinics between 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM on Mondays beginning on June 24th as part of the Summer Recreation Program’s series of sports clinics. These clinics are taught by a team of West Goshen’s experienced summer counselors.
The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department continues it’s partnership with Fairman’s Skate, Surf, and Snow Shop by offering free Skate Jams on the second Tuesday of each month. The Skate Jams are an awesome way to get pointers from Fairman’s staff of professionals. The 2019 Skate Jams are scheduled from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on the following Tuesdays: April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, and October 8th. In the event of rain, the Skate Jam would be held on the following day between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Go Skateboarding Day
The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department will also partner with Fairman’s again on Friday, June 21st to celebrate the annual Go Skateboarding Day beginning at 1:00 PM. Boarders can learn from experts from Fairman’s Skate, Surf, and Snow Shop, compete in contests, win prizes, and skate to music. All activities on this day are FREE OF CHARGE.
The Park and Recreation Department and Fairman’s offer week-long skateboarding camps, taught by the crew of experienced Fairman’s staff. Children eight through fourteen years old are eligible to participate in the following skatecamps:
- Monday, June 24th through Friday, June 28th.
- Monday, July 8th through Friday, July 12th.
- Monday, July 22nd through Friday, July 26th.
- Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 9th.
- Monday, August 19th through Friday, August 23rd.
All skatecamps begin at 9:00 AM and end at noon. Cost for each one-week skatecamp is $210 per registration, or $200 for residents of West Goshen Township. Register early, as space is limited and tends to fill up!
Each participant in the skateboarding clinic and the skatecamps is responsible for his or her own board, helmet, kneepads, and elbow pads. Registrants will not be permitted to participate without the required safety equipment.
For more information, visit the skatepark page of the West Goshen Township website at www.westgoshen.org/government/departments/parks-recreation/skatepark/.
Additional information about Go Skateboarding Day, Skate Jams, and summer skateboarding camps is also available at www.fairmans.com.