Monday, June 14, 2010

skate park.


Today the boys had their first skateboarding class! They have been looking forward to this for weeks, and even a cool gray rainy morning couldn't dim their enthusiasm.


G's class was first. G was great - he is so graceful he glides in anything requiring balance. The instructor is nice and laid back too (which means we will probably make it through all 3 weeks of the class! ;)).


A's class was next, and even though the sprinkles turned into steady rain, he kept going! You know he likes it when he stays on through that - he is a particular kind of kid. His class ended a bit early with all the wet, but not so early that he didn't get in a few of these...


...you know, the down the ramp sitting on the board - yep, that is him whizzing along feet up in the air. He got so much speed going he made it all the way to the edge of the parking lot! Woo hoo!

They get to go twice a week for a few weeks and they are hoping to improve their skills enough to try some new tricks, learn how to do small ramps, and just feel more comfortable going faster on their boards. Fun!

11 comments:

Eluciq said...

i love it. the skate park is a fascinating place...but it is so worth seeing their eyes sparkle when the perfect that trick or try something new! keep on having fun!

Sally said...

boarding class - what a great idea! sounds like it was a lot of fun!

Francesca said...

I'm impressed with your boys' ability! It's good that they get some couching before trying to go faster (it is, isn't it? I know nothing about skateboarding!)

Tara said...

how cool is that??? Those boys look very comfortable and happy on their boards :0)

Lisa said...

the rain doesn't stop Binky either. he'll skate for hours and hours if he can. your skate park looks like a fun one.

Heart Rockin Mama said...

You inspired me to look for a class around here. No luck yet, but I'll keep on!

denise said...

Francesca - I think so. :) We have a big hill in our alley that the boys want to skate down, but they end up going too fast and there is a curve, so they get scared and jump...they want to be able to take that hill! So coaching is goooood.

Jean - We found this one through the park district ... a smaller city abutting ours has the skate park, so I looked at their summer offerings, and sure enough - a class! :)

Deb the Turtle (slow and steady ya know?!?) said...

skate boarding class?!? what a nifty idea :)

Dawn said...

How fun! My son wants to skateboard, and I think I would feel much more comfortable with it if we could find a class like this.

Stephanie said...

BacksideBoneless!!
:)

likeschocolate said...

Thanks for the idea! I have never thought to look and see if there was an actual class that my boys could take to learn how to use their skateboards.