West Philly 215-954-0750

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About Skate The Foundry

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Sara MurraySara Murray
15:42 09 Jan 23
Skate the Foundry has been amazing for my kiddo and their love of skateboarding! Brett and the team at Skate The Foundry have helped my child develop such a love of skateboarding and has built so much confidence in it over the past 6 months of lessons with Lilah! We were lucky enough to host their birthday party there this past weekend and it was SO MUCH FUN. The kiddos were all raving, and Brett, Lilah and Possum created the best vibes. Such a fun skate lesson and games and fun for the kids. Couldn't recommend this spot more highly.
Jim BJim B
23:54 02 Oct 22
Brett was great with my son. He had an awesome time and gained a ton of confidence. Couldn't be happier with this place. The complete boards were "really cool".
Eden CoffeyEden Coffey
01:06 19 Jul 22
My son (6) took at private lesson here last week and am so happy with our experience. The owner is so kind, helpful, and professional and his team is so dedicated to their craft and teaching others the love of skateboarding. They took all the intimidation out of it, and taught my son so many useful tips in such a short period of time. This is truly a Philly gem and would definitely recommend to beginners, especially kids who just need a quality mentor!
03:52 06 May 22
Amazing classes. Amazing staff. Everyone is so welcoming and knowledgeable. After attending one class, I felt empowered to skate every day. Lilah was a great instructor and I look forward to being a part of this wonderful skate community! I am a newer skater and I met some really good friends who gave great tips. Kevin is a manager at the store, and he was really kind and supportive. Honestly love this place. Open Skate is pretty open on weekdays and everyone is so supportive.
James HamalianJames Hamalian
11:18 24 Aug 19
Amazing spot to learn to skate for all levels! I’ve been skating since I was a kid, but never had the guts to Ollie or ride half pipes. Within my first 10 mins of a private lesson with Brett, I landed an Ollie that was 27 years in the making! One of the best feelings ever. Great for kids, but also really great for adults who want to learn or develop their abilities. Will definitely be back soon

Skateboard Lessons by Skate The Foundry

Skate The Foundry offers private/group lessons, adult beginner skateboard classes, youth workshops, day/weekly camps, and birthday parties. We also visit schools, recreational centers, and community festivals to bring our skateboard programs. During the group lessons and classes, not only we teach them how to skateboard, but we also focus on having each skater encourage and inspire their peers, and meet their new skate crew.
At Skate The Foundry, we believe in the power of skateboarding to inspire collaboration, nurture positive interactions, and empower individuals. Our programs foster respect, support, and encouragement among students, creating a community that celebrates both progress and imperfection.
Skateboarding teaches children to embrace imperfections and understand that making mistakes is a vital part of learning. By conquering challenges and persisting through falls, they develop resilience and valuable life skills.
Join us at Skate The Foundry for a transformative skateboarding experience that goes beyond the sport. Together, we create a supportive community where courage is celebrated, barriers are overcome, and lifelong connections are formed.
West Philly Location is located at 888 N 40th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 - right nearby Philadelphia Zoo. We offer various programs and limited open skate hours at this location.

Why Skateboarding?

We use skateboarding as a tool that allows children and adults to explore their physical and mental capabilities. We teach that failure, such as falling, is OK.
Skateboarding consists of learning, failing, learning again, and succeeding. Through this process, skaters learn how to overcome the barriers which they will encounter throughout their lives.
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