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What We Do

Skate ATL is Atlanta’s primary skateboarding organization for private lessons, group lessons, and workshops. We aim to build confidence, self-development, and growth on and off your skateboard, no matter your age or skill level; we work with you to quickly progress in skateboarding. We can’t wait to meet you, discuss your options, and see you thrive as a new student to skateboarding.

“Skate ATL provided such a great bonding moment for me and my children, just during one lesson, they showed so much improvement!”

-Kimanthi Battiste

What we offer

Private Lessons

Starting at $75

Series Starting at $75 $60

Group Lessons

Starting at $35

Workshops

Starting at $35

Carson Lang Fundraiser workshop

Limited availability

Cost is $35

Discount for a series of private lessons (Series is 4 lessons)

Per lesson-$75 $60
Total-$240
One-time lesson $75

O4W skatepark

We’re excited to announce the improved O4W skatepark has re-opened! Our Wednesday group sessions are now back at O4W skatepark,

Starting Time

  • From 4:30 to 5:30
  • Mondays are at Mckoy skatepark
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Indoor skatepark!

We will soon have an Indoor skatepark! We have joined alliances with Village Skatepark, and we’ll have a new Warehouse location in the City of Atlanta, opening up in May! We’re excited about this, as we will no longer have to cancel or reschedule when it rains! The park is huge, it’s all covered, lighted and has a ton of ramps and skateboarding options. 

We're partnering with Surf ATL

We’re excited to announce we’re partnering with Surf ATL , with their biggest wakesurf competition of the year. We’ll be doing a skateboarding Workshop Saturday, June 29th, from 11:30 to 1pm. It will be at Lanier Park during their competition.

Partnership with the City of Decatur

Join us every Tuesday @ Mckoy skatepark from April 16-May 21. 

4:30pm (Ages 5-9)

5:30pm (Ages 10-14)

6:30pm (Ages 15-17)

MATT “ATREAU’ MERCER

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reasons to Skate with us!

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BEST IN LOCAL

We are Atlanta based. We only serve Atlanta

WE SKATE

Born and raised to skate, skateboarding has always had a positive impact and outlet in Matt’s life

WE ARE ACCESSIBLE

Text, email, calls are fine and we can accommodate based on your busy schedule

INDUSTRY OUTREACH

We can connect you with other kids/students on your level

Excellent
Based on 28 reviews
Ashley Nicole Neasman
Ashley Nicole Neasman
2023-10-13
My daughter had a great experience at the Fall Break Camp with SkateATL. It was her first time taking official skateboarding classes. She learned all the basic safety rules and moves, and a couple tricks. They offered me a full scholarship to help me out, but it would've been totally worth the price. It's a great program for the community and I would definitely recommend it.
Whitney Edenfield
Whitney Edenfield
2023-10-02
We had the best time at the skate workshop they offered for beginners. My son is six and really took to it but there were many ages and levels which I think is good for everyone. He got plenty of individual instruction as well as just fun skating time. The instructors were fun and friendly, encouraging without being too intense or too lax. We plan on taking the after school lessons as well and would recommend this group to absolutely anyone!
Sean Rawls
Sean Rawls
2023-07-27
My son Lionel (10) had a great time at SkateATL camp. His only complaint was that the days didn’t last long enough! SkateATL is an excellent way to develop skills and gain experience not only physically, but socially and culturally as well. The “pros”/coaches/counselors are true skate rats and give the kids a taste of what it’s like to actually be a skater - they not only go to various skateparks but also to skate shops and street “spots” as well. As someone who recently started myself, skateboarding is one of the few things you can do that totally changes your perception of the world. You see everything differently and appreciate things you never thought about before. In my experience starting to skate with my son, the inclusiveness, generosity, and enthusiasm we have received from skaters wherever we go has been such a rewarding experience. SkateATL exemplifies this and totally gets how skateboarding is so much more than a physical activity. I can’t possibly recommend it highly enough.
Chris Marconi
Chris Marconi
2023-07-27
My 6 year old daughter had a blast! Everyone was so nice and so fun and took care of my girl! I was worried about her being so young but she fit right in! Awesome people ❤️ Awesome camp ⚡️Highly recommend 🤟🏻
meeta dama
meeta dama
2023-07-25
My 8 year old daughter had a great experience with Skate ATL's summer camp! She went in with very little experience and not knowing anyone, and they immediately made her feel welcome and part of the group. The counselors and jr counselors were fun, encouraging, and patient and the emphasis on gratitude throughout the week was wonderful. She's definitely more confident on her board and motivated to skate, and had SO much fun exploring different parts of the city and goofing around all week.
Lori Broderick
Lori Broderick
2023-07-24
My son had a fantastic time during the Skate ATL summer camp. The coaches were amazing and talented - helped my son land a kickflip that he's been trying to do for several months! We highly recommend joining any Skate ATL opportunities that come along.
Brea Morgan
Brea Morgan
2023-06-26
My kid participated in the first session of their summer camp and he loved it! He’s 4 and I was a bit worried, but he fit right in with the other students! Huge shout out to the amazing staff at SkateAtl.. very friendly and super patient with my son. Definitely excited to be a part of the family! Thank you SkateAtl
Chase York
Chase York
2023-05-31
This organization is a real gem in Atlanta! If you are like me and don't know how to skate but your kid is interested in learning, they are who you should call! They are organized, responsive and care a lot about teaching others to skateboard! So glad we found them!
Tara Spencer
Tara Spencer
2023-05-04
My 10 year old son had a fantastic morning with SkateATL. The workshop was coordinated professionally, started on time, and started off with the fundamentals. They somehow kept all of the participants on level engaged and moving the entire session. All of the instructors were super welcoming and skilled. I was so impressed, that I signed my son up for a private session and will definitely be back for more workshops!
Crown Jewell
Crown Jewell
2023-05-03
Great class helpful and accessible teachers loved it and will be returning for sure
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SkateATL Events

Tuesday 01/30 Adult group class- Grant Park Gateway

Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 youth group class at Fourth Ward Skatepark

Last Saturday of every month, we’ll be doing a intro to skateboarding workshop- Location TBD

$35 per hour
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Saturday January 27th workshop- Old Fourth Ward Skatepark, address is 830 Willoughby Way NE Atlanta, GA, 30312.

January 27th from 10:30 to noon.

$35 per hour
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FALL BREAK skate camp

We ARE having Fall Break Camp for all APS students!

October 9th through the 13th.
Hours 9:30-2:30
Activities: skateboard instruction, stretching, daily field trips, skateparks, street skating, snacks.
Cost is $350
Ages 6-16
All levels

Register

SkateATL Events

Saturday January 27th workshop- Old Fourth Ward Skatepark, address is 830 Willoughby Way NE Atlanta, GA, 30312.

January 27th from 10:30 to noon.

$35 per hour
banner56

FALL BREAK skate camp

We ARE having Fall Break Camp for all APS students!

October 9th through the 13th.
Hours 9:30-2:30
Activities: skateboard instruction, stretching, daily field trips, skateparks, street skating, snacks.
Cost is $350
Ages 6-16
All levels

Register

Atlanta Skate Parks

Fourth Ward Skate Park

In Spring of 2011, Atlanta’s first public skatepark was greeted with great excitement, featuring a showcase from skateboard legend Tony Hawk, who contributed $25,000 towards the construction of the new facility. Located alongside the Eastside Trail the park offers world-class skateboard amenities as well as a playground and multi-use athletic field. This is where I took my daughter to skate for the first time when she was just 4 years old. It can be a bit intimidating for a kid that age (it can be intimidating for any beginner) she mostly felt comfortable riding her bike down the mid-sized bowl when she first learned. The park gets busy, and as a local who lives less than 5 minutes away, I can say with certainty my favorite time of day to go is on a weekday, in the morning. When no one else is around. Weeknights and weekends are by far the busiest. Most of the skaters are courteous if you bring your young ones. Occasionally you’ll see some rockstar or even professional youth skaters shredding.

Growing up, following Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, the Bones Brigade- they were always heroes to me, still are to this day. I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Hawk in 2018, and it was awesome. He’s as humble as it gets, though he’s accomplished more for the sport than any other person. He was the first person to skate there at the grand opening. In May of 2017, the legend showed up unannounced and with no fanfare and no sponsors. He just
came to skate and then dip out.

The Skatepark is adjacent to the Eastside Trail and is just down the trail from Historic Fourth Ward Park, which is one of the most popular parks along the Beltline’s Eastside Trail.

The parks is lighted, has public restrooms available, and is for skateboarders of all levels.

Arthur Langford JR Skate Park

Atlanta’s second official skatepark, funded in part by a grant from the Coca Cola Foundation, is designed for beginner level skateboarders. Arthur Langford, Jr. Park is located just a few blocks from the unpaved Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail in the heart of the Joyland neighborhood. The park is named after the late Arthur Langford, Jr., who served as a member of the Atlanta City Council and the Georgia Senate, and was the father of former First Lady of Atlanta Sara-Elizabeth Reed. It’s a medium sized skate park, with some epic street art, some cool ledges and there is also a playground for kids as well as a basketball court. It’s mostly stairs and rails, no ramps. The park is not lighted.

McKoy Skate park

Cool little skate park in Decatur with some medium sized bowls and older wooden ramps and quarter pipes. There are rails to grind on as well. During the weekends, A lot of small children will ride their hoverboards and even bikes with training wheels, so you got to keep an eye out. All ranges of skill levels, but mostly for beginner to intermediate and some professional. This skate park is completely fenced in. Outside of the skate park, there is a pavilion, playground,
baseball field and swimming pools as well. All in the heart of Decatur’s historic
Eastlake neighborhood.

Brook Run Skate Park

Located in Dunwoody, this skate park has a wide variety of options for skateboarders of all ages and levels. Having a skateboard shop, Brook Run Skate shop is a nice bonus. Great bowl section, pool with vert, a wide-open street area with some rails not found at many parks like this. This park was built with some hesitation from the Dunwoody residents but has proven to be a success. It’s one of the most highly reviewed skateparks in all of Atlanta. There is ample covered
and shaded space as well and the park is lighted.

Rates for Skate lessons

$75
An Hour

Private lessons

$45
Group lessons

Semi-private- $45.00 an hour

group lesson (4 kids) $35.00 an hour

$20 (per hour)
workshop

(minimum 5 students)

Once a month

$210 (8 weeks)
After school pricing

$210 per session (for 8 weeks)

$200 per session (for 6 weeks)

$192 per session (for 4 weeks)

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Skateboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and this number grows at over 10% a year. Now that skateboarding is an Olympic sport, the popularity and number of kids wanting to learn to skate has skyrocketed.

When my 8-year-old daughter showed a real interest in skateboarding, I could teach her the basics on pushing off, balance, the basics. But I knew if she wanted to take her game to a new level, she needed lessons from someone other than her dad. I looked online and had a hard time finding local skateboarding lessons. The best I could find was a national referral network that seemed to price gouge.

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