Skateboarding

Greeley Recreation has established a unique partnership with Youth for Christ and The Refuge to offer both skateboarding lessons and leagues beginning in the spring of 2021. Area youth ages 8-16 will be able to learn how to skateboard in the lessons or practice and compete in the league. All ability levels are welcome in both programs! Greeley has two outdoor skateboard parks (located at Centennial Park on 23rd Ave & the 3rd St Plaza located just outside The Refuge on 11th Ave), and with the growing popularity of the sport, recreation staff wanted to offer youth a way to learn the sport. Participants will have the ability to learn techniques to skateboard successfully and develop the skills needed to compete for those interested in that level of play.

Skateboarding Lessons

March 4-April 8
Registration Feb 10-25

These are group lessons held at The Refuge indoor skateboarding facility.

Thursdays

Beginner • 4-4:45pm
Age 8-12* • Code # 206718-01

Beginner • 5-5:45pm
Age 8-12* • Code # 206718-02

Intermediate • 6-6:45pm
Age 8-14* • Code # 206718-03

*flexibility for youth a little outside the age range – see Ability Levels below

  • Children under the age of 8 may participate, with the City of Greeley/The Refuge approval of skill level, as long as parents/guardians are aware of other children being older and potentially larger.
  • Children may play up an age group, with the City of Greeley/The Refuge approval of skill level, as long as parents/guardians are aware of other children being older and potentially larger.

Equipment Required:

  • Skateboard, helmet and mask
    • Rentals are available for skateboards and helmets – there is a prompt when registering to ask if they need rental equipment

Fee $55, $10 off the initial price for each additional sibling that registers

Register

The Refuge, 134 11th Ave, Greeley, 970-353-1231

 

Skateboarding Leagues

Registration March 1-April 2
Practice
starts April 13
Games begin April 17 and are held on Saturdays

6 game guarantee

Game Schedule:

  • 9-10am REC game
  • 10:15-11:15am REC game
  • 11:30-12:30pm COMP game
  • 12:45-1:45pm PRO game

 

Leagues

  • Recreation League (age 8-12) – Beginner Level
  • Competitive League (age 8-12) – Intermediate Level
  • Pro League (age 8-16) – Advanced Level

Recreation League
Tue & Thu • 4-4:45pm • Code # 206719-01
Tue & Thu • 5-5:45pm • Code # 206719-02

Competitive League
Tue & Thu • 6-6:45pm • Code # 206719-03

Pro League
Tue • 7-7:45pm & Thu • 8-8:45pm
Code #206719-04

For more info on league divisions see: https://coloradorefuge.com/skate_league/

Children under the age of 8 may participate and play up an age group, with COG/The Refuge approval of skill level, as long as parents/guardians are aware of other children being older and potentially larger.

Equipment Required:

  • Skateboard, helmet and mask
    • Rentals are available for skateboards and helmets – there is a prompt when registering to ask if they need rental equipment
  • Additional Information/Requirements:

Fee $75, $10 off the initial price for each additional sibling that registers

Register

The Refuge, 134 11th Ave, Greeley, 970-353-1231

Skill Level Self-Assessment

Beginner – No prior experience required

Types of skills we’ll work on:

  • Standing on a board, and pushing and turning
  • Basic flatground tricks: tic tacs, kickturns, hippie jumps, body varials, manuals, cavemans
  • Riding on beginner ramps
  • Ollieing
  • Dropping in
  • Ride-on and assisted grinds

 

Competitive/Intermediate – Prior experience required: Beginner-level

Types of skills we’ll work on:

  • Improving ollies
  • Riding intermediate to advanced ramps
  • Intermediate flatground tricks: pop-shuvits, 180’s, kickflips, heelflips, fakie bigspins, powerslides
  • Intermediate halfpipe tricks: slashes, rock to fakies, switch rocks, fakie tail stalls, rock n’ rolls, axle stalls, feeble stalls, smith stalls, pop tarts
  • Basic grinds: boardslides (fs/bs), 50-50’s, noseslides, 5-0’s
  • Tricks off obstacles

 

Pro/Advanced (Skate League only) – Prior experience required: Intermediate

Types of skills we’ll work on:

  • Advanced flatground tricks: varials, 180 kickflip/heelflip variations, fullcabs, hospital flips, double flips, 360 flips, hardflips, switch/nollie tricks
  • Advanced halfpipe tricks: disasters, tail stalls, fs grinds, crooked stalls, flip trick stalls, blunt stalls, airs
  • Intermediate-advanced grinds (feebles, smiths, lipslides, tailslides, nosegrinds, crooks…)
  • Advanced obstacles: stairs, down-rails, transfers, vert ramps, wall rides

 

If you have age and ability level questions – if the participant doesn’t know what level they are, please follow these steps:

    • 1st – Have the participant assess their ability to the skills assessment breakdown (https://coloradorefuge.com/skate_league/)
    • 2nd – If the participant is unsure where to register for their ability or is under the age of 8, please have the participant’s parent/guardian contact Ryan at The Refuge (call 303-854-7819 or email rbehl@ncyfc.org)
    • 3rd – Once the participant has determined their correct league, register them

All coaches and staff will be provided by The Refuge.

Contact

Dylan Seavey, Sports Coordinator
Office 970-350-9438
Cell 970-371-3760

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.
Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Senior Assistance Fund.

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50+

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