Darwin Skate School

Coastal Cruising

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Coastal Cruising

For skaters and skateboarders

Booking these classes is also an agreement to the Terms & Conditions of Darwin Skate School.

This series of 6 sessions will take skaters through the challenges of shared paths and parks and the tricky terrain, debris and other obstacles that can make it all a bit scary to take on outdoor skating alone.

Coastal cruising classes are all different and have varying levels of skilled required. Please read the descriptions carefully to choose your classes. 

SKATEBOARDERS PLEASE NOTE:
Skateboard classes are not available at every location due to regulations or unsuitable environments
For skateboarding, you will need a cruiser or longboard, or street wheels on your double kick board

Fledgling- You can skate and have some speed control on a smooth flat surface, but you're not to sure about the great outdoors?
Cruiser-You can skate outdoors and stop, but those hills....daaang!
Flyer-skating outdoors is fairly natural, but you want the challenge of faster hills, faster stops, street obstacles and a bit of grit to your skate experience

Thrill Seeker. You can seriously skate. Come in prepared with a full kit of skills and just go for it!

All classes depart at 5.45pm sharp. Please be early enough to have your gear on and ready to go. Please ensure you are also well hydrated and bring water.
Ensure your skates are in good condition. If you have not used them for some time, they may likely fall apart so have a skate in them before you head out.



Date

Location

Difficulty Level

Prerequisites 

17 May 2021

Nightcliff Foreshore

Meet at Foreshore Cafe carpark


Fledgling (Easy)

slight hills, tripping debris, pedestrians

Although this skate is fairly straight forward, risks such as collisions & falls happen. Consider your helmet and safety gear

  1. Able to skate at brisk walking pace
  2. Plough or T-Stop

24 May 2021

Rapid Creek / Dripstone

Meet at Rapid Creek Bridge 

Cruiser (moderate)

narrow bridge with hills

This class has hills off both sides of the bridge and paths that intersect.

Helmets are compulsory

  1. Able to skate at brisk walking pace
  2. Plough Stop
  3. Ability to backwards skate or Roll

31 May 2021

Jingili Water Gardens

Meet near the overpass bridge

Flyer (Hard)

(cruiser options)

Big hills,  steep narrow paths, steps, rough paths, skate park

This class has a focus on hills.

Helmets are compulsory. We highly recommend all safety pads


  1. Able to skate at brisk walking pace
  2. Plough Stop
  3. Able to walk on toe-stops
  4. Backwards skate (beginner level)

07 June 2021

Waterfront Precinct

 

Fledgling (Easy)

debris, pedestrians, some inclines and declines

Although this skate is fairly straight forward, risks such as collisions & falls do happen. Consider your helmet and safety gear

 

  1. Able to skate at brisk walking pace
  2. Plough or T Stop

14 June 2021

 

East Point Reserve

Meet across from the White Mansion


 

 

 Cruiser (Moderate) 

long distance, poor quality patches of path, up hill, steep.

This class has a hill, and backwards falls are a risk. Consider your helmet and all your safety pads

 

 

  1. Plough or T Stop
  2. Able to walk on toe-stops
  3. Backwards skate (beginner level) 
  4. Fitness to skate long distance and deal with heat

21 June 2021

CBD City Skate 

 

Flyer  (Hard)

traffic, pedestrians, e-scooters, road crossings, gutters, steps, uneven surfaces, debris, steep ramps

This class adheres to NT road laws.

Helmets are compulsory.  We highly recommend all safety pads

  1. Able to skate at brisk walking pace
  2. Stop well and consistently 
  3. Able to walk on toe-stops
  4. Comfortable with  hopping and jumping

28 June

2021

Bonus Round

Bundilla Beach (formely Vestys)

Thrill Seeker (Advanced) 

This skate is not for the faint hearted. Its long, hot and has the worst of Darwin's paths. Throw in a steep drop around an s bend, constant debris and some sand for funsies and you have yourself quite the hardcore skate. 

None of this outweighs the beautiful scenery.

Hydrate and eat well before, bring sufficient water to remain in good condition.

Helmets and all pads highly recommended.

  1. Stop well and consistently 
  2. Able to walk on toe-stops
  3. Comfortable with stepping
  4. Backwards skate
  5. Fitness to skate long distance and deal with heat

PLEASE NOTE:
Coastal Cruising is not a learn-to-skate class. You need to have developed stable skating and some speed control and stopping skills on flat smooth surface such as a our Skate Gym classes. If you have any doubt, please contact us.

If you can already confidently skate the shared paths, please leave these limited places for our newer skaters.

There is no skate hire available, and you will need soft outdoor wheels on your skates. Helmets are a must as you are learning new things in a risky environment. Knee pads and wrist guards will protect you from serious abrasions from the tiniest of trips

Estimated for ages around 12 and up, however do talk to us if you have a younger skater that can demonstrate the above skills.

HELMETS & ALL SAFETY GEAR HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AT ALL TIMES AS YOU ARE AT INCREASED RISK OF FALLING.....and it hurts!