WHEEL EXCITEMENT; 

Be excited. Be WHEELIE excited! Joint Rollerblading and Skateboard classes during the warmer school holidays

 

 


 

 

Description


WHEEL EXCITEMENT is a great way to keep kids active and busy during the holidays/weekends.
Each day consits of
 

1) Inline skating (rollerblading)
 

AND


2) Skateboarding

Attendance can be for just inline skating or skateboarding (half days), one day of both or our full five day camp which was reviewed on Tripadvisor.

 

 

 

Quick video

Our skate camp is great for all skaters, both younger [video] and older [video]!



Essential information


When: 10-4pm, Monday to Friday in school holidays

Where: The Albert Memorial, Kensington, W2 2UH
 

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.

Pricing: £65 for a half day, £90 full day, £305 for a full week.
DISCOUNTS FOR SIBLINGS AND EARLY REGISTRATION, SEE BELOW
Half days are either 10 till 1pm (Rollerblading) or 1 till 4pm (Skateboarding)

Ages: 5 and above. Sporty 4 year olds/scooter lovers welcome.


Where do I register?:  
 

Our booking partner, Hoop, has live availability, book today to secure your spot

 

 

 

Daily Schedule

10:00am.  Meeting point is detailed here

10:10am. Skate and pad up

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 also 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 3:20pm 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!
3:40pm. Packing away equipment.
4:00pm. Children collected in park once parents / guardians arrive.

At the end of each course (Friday) we finish class earlier to present a some prizes and and a small surprise!
 

 

 

Dates


2018 camps
 

(For the cheapest prices book at least 2 weeks in advance)



SPRING HALF TERM

Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February



EASTER HOLIDAYS


​Monday 2 April to Friday 6 April
Monday 9 April to Friday 13 April



SUMMER HALF TERM

Monday 28 May to 1 June



SUMMER HOLIDAYS - NOW BOOKING
 

Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July
Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July
Monday 23 July to Friday 27 July
Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August
Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August
Monday 13 August to Friday 17 August

Monday 20 August to Friday 25 August
Monday 27 August to Friday 31 August
Monday 3 September to Friday 7 September


 



 

AUTUMN HALF TERM

Monday 22 October to 26 October

 


Teaching Location


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

Pricing

 

(E) Early Bird Pricing - For bookings over 2 weeks before session
(S) Standard Pricing - For bookings < 2 weeks, and > 48 hours before
(L) Last minute - For bookings < 48 hours before session.

5 days (full day)

(E) £260 per child.*

(S) £275 per child.*
(L) £305 per child.*

(5 consecutive days)

 

5 days (half day)

(E) £195 per child.*

(S) £205 per child.*
(L) £220 per child.*

 

 

 

 

*10% discount for siblings (available when first sibling pays full price).


*10% discount for any 3+ students signing up simultaneously (week long course only)


 

 

1 day

 

(E) £65 per child.*

(S) £75 per child.*
(L) £90 per child.*

 

 

 

Half day
 

(E) £50 per child.*

(S) £55 per child.*
(L) £65 per child.*
 

Inline Skating (10am-1pm).

Skateboarding (1pm-4pm).

 

Can my child join if they are a beginner?

 

Yes. We teach from scratch and begin sessions on the grass explaining the basics such as falling, getting up and proper equipment assembly. This course is for kids that want to improve their skating; be they absolute beginners or 'movers and improvers' 



 

Equipment
We can provide:


​Inline skates

Skateboards

Helmets - if your child has their own bike or skate helmet they may use it

Wrist, knee and elbow protection

 

all free of charge on the condition these are requested at registration.


Please indicate which equipment and, if required, UK shoe sizes for inline skate rental.

 

 

 

Booking

 


 

 

 

 

Changes and cancellations

 

We require two weeks notice before course start date for a refund.

There is a £5 charge per booking for refunds.

Payments are not returned for cancellations made less than two weeks before session start date (after 10am, 7 days before).
Changes to dates can me made up to one week before course commencement (before 10am, 7 days before session start date) at no charge provided there is space on the course.
We do not permit changes to bookings if we move to our covered location.
 

 


What if it rains (please read carefully)


A litle bit of bad weather is not a problem however in extreme cases we move to a covered location north of Kensington Gardens, next to ROYAL OAK tube station. The entire day of camp will take place there and you will be informed via the number supplied at registration by 8am on the morning of your session. Please add Nanny or responsible adults phone numbers to your registration form. We do not accept changes to camp attendance due to bad weather.


 

 

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, split according to ability and maintain high levels of individual attention. Mixed age and ability groups are not a problem.



Teaching style 


We spend approximately half our time working on learning new skills and half on games such as races, relays, slalom and tours. 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.

 

SAFETY

 

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.


FUN 

This course is the official preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the David Beckham School of International Rollersoccer


We are of course just kidding :)
Our focus is on having fun and keeping the challenge exciting.

 


LEARNING

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? 

 

Yes of course! With younger kids we recommend joining us for the first 15 to 20 minutes. Parents staying more than 30 minutes get squirted with industrial sized water guns.


As well as being OFSTED registered, qualified with the UK Inline Skating Association 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 equipment 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. 
 


 

Extras

 
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.

 


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.




 

More FAQs

 
Is 4 years old too young? Is three years old too young? More here!


 

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:
 

tel/sms:
+44 (0)7888 044 544

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