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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Skateboarding - Private Coaching

180 Skateboard CamperNeed more individualized attention? Develop skills, from beginning to advanced, in a one-on-one or small group setting. Work with your personal coach developing and improving your skateing techniques and ability.  Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider, let us help you reach your personal goals.

  •  Ages: All - We have skilled coaches ready to work with young children through adult.
  • Location: Gabriel Park Skate Park or indoors at SWCC.
  • Schedule: Personalized schedule based on your request and the availability of coaches. 
  • Forms: All participants will need to complete a lesson request form (Private or Semi-Private), Emergency Form & Skateboard Participation Agreement. Please bring them with you to the first session.
  • Skateboards & Pads: SWCC has skateboards and pads that can be checked out for lessons, classes and camps. Contact Jamie at the information below to reserve your equipment.

Call 503-823-2845 or email Blaine at for more information or to schedule your Private Coaching Session. Complete the Private or Semi-Private Lesson Request form and turn it in to the front desk to get started!


1 Hr Skate Session   1.5 Hr Skate Session
Private 1-on-1 $28* / Person   Private 1-on-1 $40* / Person
Group Session $18* / Person Group Session $25* / Person

 Kickstart Package - for the brand new skater: 2, 90-minute Private Lessons, $70.

  • *40% fee increase for non-residents of the City of Portland
  • Sign up with a friend and save! Group session size maximum of 4 participants.
  • One and a half hour sessions are recommended for new skaters and provide an overview of skateboard safety, use of pads, and question/answer period for parents.
  • One to two hour sessions are recommended for returning skaters.
  • In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors if a space is available, or reschedule. Please be in contact with the coach or SWCC and make sure he is notified at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled lesson if you decide not to attend.
  • Cancellation fee may be assessed with less than 2 hours notice or a no show for the lesson.
  • Lesson Request Forms: Private or Semi-Private