WHEEL EXCITEMENT; Joint rollerblading and Skateboarding lessons

Be excited. Be WHEELIE excited! Back by popular demand are our joint Rollerblading and Skateboard classes.





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.




Essential information

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





Daily Schedule

10:00am.  Meet outside the Darwin Building, The Royal College of Art (see red arrow above).
We meet here each day to collect/drop off equipment.

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10:10am. Walk to the park (approx 5 minutes)

10:15am to 12:15pm Inline Skating. Standing up, falling, going, stopping, turning, speed etc.
For more advanced students, Earn Your Stripes Level 2 (cross-overs, t-stops, hockey stops etc).

12:15pm to 1:15pm Lunch. Please provide food/drinks in a packed lunch.
There are park kiosks nearby and open throughout the day.

1:15pm to 3:00pm Skateboarding. Foot Placement, balance, stance, Skating etiquette
For more advanced students, 540 Flips, double kick flips, speed slalom etc.)
3:00pm to 3:45pm Kids have a choice; wheel-less games (Football, Freeze, Frisbee, Tag etc)  or more roller sports. Most kids choose the latter which is a great reflection of the course!
3:55pm. Walk back to The Royal College of Art to drop off equipment
4:00pm to 4:10pm. Children collected once parents / guardians arrive.

At the end of each course (Friday) we end earlier to present a certificate of completion and small surprise!




For our 2016 camps

  1. 4 July to 8 July 

  2. 11 July to 15 July

  3. 18 July to 22 July

  4. 25 July to 29 Aug 

  5. 1 Aug to 5 Aug

  6. 8 Aug to 12 Aug

  7. 15 Aug to 19 Aug 

  8. 22 Aug to 26 Aug 

  9. 29 Aug to 2 Sept


Teaching Location

The Royal Albert memorial opposite the Royal Albert Hall. SW7 2AP

The Royal Albert Memorial


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



1 day



£40 for additional siblings



Half day

Inline Skating (10am-1pm).

Skateboarding (1pm-4pm).

£30* for additional siblings



Can my child join if they are a beginner?


Yes. This course is for kids that want to improve their skating; be they absolute beginners or 'movers and improvers' 


We can provide:

​Inline skates


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.

Register here



Cancellation terms


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).


What if it rains

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. 



Class size 

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.

Teaching style 

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





Class Focus 

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


  • The Rio 2016 Olympics
  • The David Beckham School of International Rollersoccer

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.


Can I leave my kids with you? 


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.




What if my child gets tired or the equipment hurts?


When this happens children can take off skates and join our games with normal footwear. 


Does my child have to wear a helmet


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. 



We include 30 minute mini-workshops on how to maintain equipment during the course of the week. This includes; wheel rotation, when to repair/replace gear, different size skates/boards for different disciplines (30 minutes max).


Buying advice for parents

If you would you like your child to have their own equipment we have experts from both inline skating and skateboarding on hand to offer advice on what equipment to buy. We are not sponsored and can therefore offer impartial advice.


Any queries or concerns?


Contact us about Wheel Excitement Summer Camp.

Register for Wheel Excitement Summer Camp.


Contact us today!

If you wish to book a lesson or have an enquiry we are happy to help:

0203 287 5283


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