Frequently Asked Questions


1. How do your skate sessions work?

At Grind Time Skate School, we don't believe Skateboarding has a curriculum. We believe Skateboarding is a creative outlet that allows people to express themselves while testing the individual's mental capacity to overcome fear, failure, and physical pain. We believe every skater is unique. So, we tailor our lessons and teaching styles to each individual skater so we can build a strong bond and trust. We like to let our skaters control as much of the lesson as possible while guiding them through proper fundamentals so they are able progress fast while developing their own style of skateboarding.

2. Whats the difference between Beginner sessions and Advanced sessions?

Our Beginner Skateboarding lessons are designed for skaters with 0 - 3 years of experience. This lesson includes instruction of basic skateboarding fundamentals such as Maintaining balance, pushing, turning, dropping in, pumping, and basic tricks. Once a skater has mastered their fundamentals and desires to take their skating to the next level, they are ready to participate in our Advanced lessons.

Our Advanced lessons are meant for passionate skateboarders who wish to gain insight and advice for specific tricks from our advanced coaches. Our advanced coaches are able to teach:

Advanced Fundamentals - Vertical Drop-ins and Roll-ins, Speed Control, Posture control

Advanced Transition - technical lip tricks, frontside and backside air variations, inverts, footplants, and spins.

Advanced Street - technical flat ground tricks, Increase ollie height, rail and ledge tricks, ollie off and up small and large obstacles

3. Where are lessons held?

Unless otherwise specified, lessons are held at:
Pedlow Field Skatepark.
17334 Victory Blvd,
Encino, CA 91316

4. What safety equipment do I need for my lesson?

We require a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards to be worn at all times during our lessons.

5. Do you provide rental equipment?

Unfortunately, we do not provide rental skateboards or safety equipment at this time.

6. When should I arrive for my lesson?

We recommend arriving 5-15 minutes prior to your scheduled start time to pad up and warm up.