WHEEL EXCITEMENT is a great way to keep kids active and busy during the holidays.
Each day consits of
1) Inline skating (rollerblading)
2) Skateboarding / Penny boarding lessons
Attendance can be for just inline skating or skateboarding (half days), one day of both or our full five day camp which was recently reviewed on Tripadvisor.
When: 10-4pm, Monday to Friday
Where: The Albert Memorial, Kensington, W2 2UH.
Pick up service: free pick up / drop off from Clapham Junction.
Who are Zebra Skate?: UKISA qualified instructors with Enhanced DBS checks
Description: Sessions available for half days, full days, full weeks.
Prices include equipment if requested during registration.
Price: £40 for a half day, £60 full day, £250 for a full week.
See below for sibling/group discounts.
Ages: 5 and above. Sporty 4 year olds/scooter lovers welcome.
Where do I register?: On our registration page
10:00am. Meet outside the Darwin Building, The Royal College of Art (see red arrow
We meet here each day to collect/drop off equipment.
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10:10am. Walk to the park (approx 5 minutes)
For our 2016 camps
4 July to 8 July
11 July to 15 July
18 July to 22 July
25 July to 29 Aug
1 Aug to 5 Aug
8 Aug to 12 Aug
15 Aug to 19 Aug
22 Aug to 26 Aug
29 Aug to 2 Sept
The Royal Albert memorial opposite the Royal Albert Hall. SW7 2AP
5 days (full day)
£250 per child.
£150 for additional siblings.
*50% discount, groups of 4+
5 days (half day)
£150 per child.
£90 for additional siblings.
*50% discount, groups of 4+
*Discounts available for simultaneous registrations only
£40 for additional siblings
Inline Skating (10am-1pm).
£30* for additional siblings
Yes. This course is for kids that want to improve their skating; be they absolute beginners or 'movers and improvers'
Helmets - if your child has their own bike or skate helmet they may use it
Wrist, knee and elbow protection
We can provide equipment free of charge as long as we have at least 48 hours notice.
Less than 48 hours there may be a small charge for renting equipment.
Please indicate which equipment and, if required, UK shoe size for inline skate rental.
We require registration information and a 50% deposit to register your child on the course.
You may also pay the full balance. Our refund policy is below.
We require two weeks notice before course start date for a refund on your deposit.
There is a £5 charge per booking for refunds.
Deposits are not returned for cancellations made less than two weeks before course start date (after 10am on the Monday).
In case of bad weather we move to a covered location north of Kensington Gardens for the day and you will be informed via the number supplied at registration.
We have a maximum of eight students to an instructor and the average tends to be 4 to 6 kids.
This helps us keep groups small and maintain high levels of individual attention.
We spend approximately half our time working on learning new skills via the Earn Your Stripes teaching programme (1 and 2) and half on games such as races, relays, slalom and Rollersoccer. We can teach total beginners as well as more advanced skaters
We love skating and we aim to pass on our passion to your children. There are huge benefits of learning skate technique that go beyond skating itself. Learning to fall, get up, try again and work towards something is a useful life skill. See more on our FAQs section. Our classes have three main ingredients.
We provide all the protective gear for two reasons. Firstly, to protect kids from falls and scrapes. Secondly, experience has taught us protection
allows skaters to push further and actually learn faster. We are qualified with the UK Inline Skating Association (UKISA) and follow the UKISA Guide To Responsible Skating. Kids may take off protective equipment when resting. When skating protective gear is compulsory.
This course is the official preparation for
We are of course just kidding :)
Our focus is on having fun and keeping the challenge exciting.
Once we have a safe and fun environment these are the conditions best suited to learning recreational roller sports. Rather than saying they learnt a lot we prefer kids saying they love skating and want to come back for more.
We are OFSTED registered and accept childcare vouchers.
You are more than welcome to remain present with us during the lesson and you may also join us on your skates if you feel like it. Work, social and family commitments can prevent you being present so there is no problem with you leaving your child with us.
As well as being UKISA qualified and having a nominated first aider present our instructors have enhanced DBS checks. Organisations with relevant authorisation can check this via the online update facility for Disclosure & Barring Service.
When this happens children can take off skates and join our games with normal footwear.
As with all protective gear during class children are required to wear helmets at all times while they practise roller sports with us. We provide
protective wrist, knee and elbow pads as well as a skate helmet. If your child would prefer to wear a cycle helmet they can bring their own. Cycle helmets offer a higher ventilation rate and for this
reason tend to be more comfortable. However, they offer less protection at the back of the head.
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