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Sk8-Cary Instruction

Our experienced instructors teach all camps, programs, and private lessons. They are selected based on skills, teaching abilities, and customer service values as well as a variety of other qualities. They undergo many trainings and certifications, including CPR and first aid, prior to working with participants. Our instructors are always working to improve their skills in order to become better teachers and leaders.

Lessons

Private lessons are recommended for students with specific goals or those who learn better one-on-one for any skill. All private lessons are booked through the Sk8-Cary Pro-Shop in person or by phone at (919) 380-2970. Lessons are available during open sessions of the corresponding sport. You may request certain instructors or our staff can help place you with an instructor.

A private, one-hour lesson costs $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. To save you money, we offer packs of four lessons at $120 for members and $140 for nonmembers.

We can conduct inclusion services in every program and lesson that we offer. Let us know what you need and we will do our best to accommodate you and/or your child.

Shred With Santa

Friday, December 21 | 4-6 p.m.| FREE
Join Santa and your friends during our regular session ($5 or free for members) at Sk8-Cary to play awesome games and earn prizes!

Programs

Sk8-Cary offers programs for all skill levels and ages. We have summer and track-out camps led by experienced instructors who have gone through CPR, AED, First Aid, and other safety trainings. Action sports are for everyone!

Here is a list of upcoming programs: 

NEW Indoor Skydiving Adventure (age 8 & up)
Float, fly, and catch some big air in a safe and controlled indoor skydiving environment! Experience the thrill of extreme action sports during this day trip to an indoor skydiving adventure. The group will meet at Sk8-Cary and travel from there. Vehicle space is limited to registered participants only.
Fees: $115 Member $125 Non-member
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat Mar 9
Sat May 4

Introduction to Action Sports (age 5 & up)
Learn about equipment, park etiquette, balance, falling, and begin navigating the ramps in a closed two-hour session led by an instructor.
Fees: $25 Resident $30 Non Resident
10 a.m.-noon
Sat Feb 23
Sat Mar 23
Sat Apr 27

NEW Action Sports Level 1 (age 6 & up)
You’ve gotten a handle on falling, balancing, and park etiquette. Now take it to the next level with this one-hour beginner course that is designed to help you learn all about dropping in, carving on ramps, stopping, pushing/pumping, and coasting. Prerequisite: Introduction to Action Sports
Fees: $18 Resident $23 Non Resident
11 a.m.-noon
Sat Mar 30
Sat May 4
Sat May 25

Track-Out Camps (age 5 & up)
Action sports athletes are grouped according to equipment (BMX, skateboard, scooter, or skates) and ability. New techniques and tricks are taught by utilizing the entire course and other areas throughout Godbold Park. Rain or shine, fun action sports-related activities are planned. Open session begins at 3 p.m. for only $2.50 per hour. You are welcome to stay after camp during open session, but please make these arrangements in the morning during drop-off. All participants must bring their own equipment. Safety equipment will be provided if you do not have your own.
Fees: $192 (Member) $202 (Non-Member Resident) $232 (Non-Member Non-Resident)
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon-Fri Jan 21-25 T4
Mon-Fri Feb 4-8 T3
Mon-Fri Mar 4-8 T2
Mon-Fri Mar 25-29 T1
Mon-Fri Apr 15-19 T4 & Traditional Spring Break

One-Day Sk8-Cary Camp Option (age 5 & up)
Join us during any of our regularly scheduled camps for a special one-day fee! Payment will only be taken the morning of camp in the office. A one-day camp will also be offered on select teacher workdays. Participants must register a minimum of one week in advance.
Fees: $60 (Member price) $70 (Nonmember)
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri Jan 18
Mon Feb 18
Tue Feb 19
Fri Mar 29
Mon Apr 22

Battle at Cary Action Sports (age 8 & up)
Games of S.K.A.T.E., S.C.O.O.T., and B.I.K.E. (based upon the basketball game, H.O.R.S.E.) will determine tournament champions. Format of tournament will be based on the number of registrants. Rules will be posted prior to each event and run by Sk8-Cary staff. Prizes will be awarded to winners! Pre-registration is required.
Fees: Free (member price) $5 (nonmember)
6-8 p.m.

S.K.A.T.E.
Fri Mar 8

S.C.O.O.T.
Fri Mar 15

B.I.K.E.
Fri Mar 22

Parkour (age 8 & up)
Put your free running skills to the test on Sk8-Cary’s ramps in a closed two-hour session led by an instructor. Learn all about navigating around, over, and through various obstacles while improving your balance, vaulting, and landing skills.
Fees: $25 Resident $33 Non Resident
10 a.m. - noon
Sat Apr 13 10 a.m.-noon

Skate and BMX Last Thursday Clinics (age 8 & up)
Is there a trick you’ve been trying to land, a ramp you’ve been hoping to drop in on, or an air you just can’t seem to master? On the last Thursday of each month, join us for a one-hour clinic to improve your skills with the help of an instructor! Please sign up in advance. We need a minimum of two participants signed up in order to hold a clinic. These clinics are ideally suited for riders with at least basic skills in navigating the ramps.
Fees: $18 Resident, $23 Non Resident

BMX Thursday 5-6 p.m.

Thu Mar 28

Scooter Thursday 5-6 p.m.

Thu Apr 25

Skateboard Thursday 5-6 p.m.

Thu May 30

RC Cars
Maneuver your remote-controlled car on the ramps and catch some air in this two-hour closed session. Guaranteed fun!
Fees: $5(R) $7(NR)
Sat Apr 6 10 a.m.-noon

Winter/Spring 2019 registration is open now!

Birthday Parties

Skateboard, Inline Skating, Non-folding Scooter, Parkour, RC Car, and BMX parties are a great way to celebrate your birthday. Experienced instructors lead your party in activities and games in a private two-hour session. Our parties take place before the park opens on Saturdays or Sundays, 10 a.m.–noon so you’ll have the whole place to yourself! After the session, you’ll have a table reserved for the remainder of your celebration. Paper products, pizza, refreshments, rental safety gear, and a blank skate deck for guests to sign are all included! Party is for 6 children, including the birthday child.

Birthday Parties must be booked directly through Sk8-Cary. Call (919) 380-2970 or email Veronica Thring for more information and availability.

Rentals and Custom Programs

The Sk8-Cary course can be rented out for private programs or other events. If you don't see a program that fits your needs, please email Billy Dexter.

Skill Divisions

As an action-sports participant, it is important to know your abilities. Please take a look at the skill divisions below to figure out where you are. This information is helpful in deciding which programs to sign up for and assigning instructors to lessons.

Brand New
  • Experimenting with balancing on a skateboard, scooter, or skates
  • Expressing an interest in action sports
  • New to action sports park scene
  • Not comfortable during open sessions

Beginner

  • Learning skate park etiquette, not comfortable during busy sessions
  • Working on flat-ground skills
  • Learning to roll down ramps as opposed to dropping in
  • Learning skills such as kick-turns and carving on ramps

Intermediate

  • Able to drop in, in addition to rolling down ramps
  • Comfortable during open sessions while exhibiting skate park etiquette
  • Able to maintain speed up and down ramps (pumping) throughout park 
  • Able to perform many basic skills of sport

Advanced

  • Able to perform many maneuvers, skills, and tricks 
  • Able to give advice to others during open session regarding skills and etiquette
  • Consistently making new goals and trying new tricks/skills

Sk8 Cary | 2040 NW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513 | (919) 380-2970