West Philly 215-954-0750

Skate The Foundry's

Roller Skating Lessons

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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

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About The Lesson

When roller skating in a private lesson at Skate The Foundry, students can expect to learn a variety of skills. Roller skating is for everyone in our lessons, from those who have never put skates on before to those intrepid on eight wheels. We are not only ready to assist you in setting and accomplishing your skating goals, but to be there to support you in building self confidence, to provide a space for self expression, and to work with you through challenges.
In a private lesson, your instructor will help you on one-on-one basis, giving you an opportunity to truly dive into the sport with intent and encouragement. We will work with you to build your quad literacy how you wish to, specifically focusing on roller skating fundamentals and aggresive skating in our skate facility.
Beginner skaters are highly recommended to start with three private lessons before attempting to roller skate alone. When learning for the first time, it is most important to have an experienced skate instructor teach the basics in a safe and controlled space.
Roller Skate Class

What to expect during beginner lessons:

  • Skatepark etiquette
  • Roller skate anatomy 
  • Falling down (and standing back up!) safely
  • Skating forward and backward 
  • Turning
  • Stopping (toe stop drag, t-stop, and turn around toe stop)
  • Toe stop confidence and agility 
  • Walking up and down ramps
  • Rolling in on a bank
  • Toe stop stall on bank
Roller Skate Class

What to expect during experienced lessons:

  • Airs on flat (forward and 180)
  • Pumping
  • Carving
  • Airs on transition
  • Dropping in over coping
  • Stalling
  • Building lines in a park
  • Anything you want to learn!