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We skate in Kensington Gardens and CLAPHAM COMMON SKATEPARK

Kensington Skate Camp

(Drop off and pick up)

Daily Schedule

Full camp – 10am till 4pm
Rollerblading – 10am till 1pm
Skateboarding- 1pm till 4pm

LINK: Google Maps

CLAPHAM COMMON SKATE CAMP

(Drop off and pick up)

Daily Schedule

Full camp – 10am till 4pm
Skateboarding – 10am till 1pm
Rollerblading – 1pm till 4pm

LINK: Google Maps

Childcare vouchers

We are OFSTED registered. To register using Childcare vouchers please contact us stating the name of your voucher programme.

Essential information

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

Where: Clapham and Kensington

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
Kensington: 10 till 1pm (Rollerblading) or 1 till 4pm (Skateboarding)
Clapham: 10 till 1pm (Skateboarding) or 1 till 4pm (Rollerblading)

Ages: 5-12. Sporty 4 year olds/scooter lovers welcome.

Where do I register?:
Head over to our Skate Camp page

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Daily Schedule

10am. Meeting point is detailed here
Skate and pad up.
Inline Skating. Standing up, falling, going, stopping, turning, speed, games and mini tours etc.

11:00 10 Minute break

12:00-1pm Lunch. Please provide food / drinks in a packed lunch.
There are also park kiosks nearby and open throughout the day.

1pm Skateboarding. Foot Placement, balance, stance, Skating etiquette

2pm Ten minute break
For more advanced students, 540 Flips, double kick flips, speed slalom etc.)

3:00pm to 3:30pm 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 camp
3:30pm. 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 prizes and and a small surprise! Camp still finishes at 4pm.

2020 Camp Dates

AUTUMN HALF TERM
Monday 24 October to 1 November 2019 (Kensington and Clapham)

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July (Kensington only)
Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July (Kensington and Clapham)
Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July (Kensington and Clapham)
Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July  (Kensington only)
Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August  (Kensington only)
Monday 10 August to Friday 14 August  (Kensington only)
Monday 17 August to Friday 22 August (Kensington only)
Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August (Kensington and Clapham)

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Teaching Location

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

 

 

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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) £265 per child.*
(S) £280 per child.*
(L) £305 per child.*

(5 consecutive days, M to F)

5 days (half day)

(E) £200 per child.*
(S) £210 per child.*
(L) £225 per child.*

1 day

(E) £70 per child.*
(S) £80 per child.*
(L) £90 per child.*

Half day

(E) £55 per child.*
(S) £60 per child.*
(L) £65 per child.*

KENSINGTON:
Inline Skating (10am-1pm).
Skateboarding (1pm-4pm).

CLAPHAM
Skateboarding (10am-1pm).
Inline Skating (1pm-4pm).

*10% discount for siblings (available when first sibling pays full price).
*10% discount for any 3+ students signing up simultaneously (week long course only)

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’

(2020) Considering we are in the midst of a pandemic, what safety precautions are being implemented on camp?

Parents are keen to know what changes are being made to keep camp as safe as possible for their children.

Research has shown outdoor space has considerably lower transmission risks than indoor space. Nevertheless we are still taking precautions. Summer skate camp 2020 will have smaller class sizes, staggered break times and have antibacterial hand gel available for instructors and camp attendees.

Wearing PPE is not compulsory on camp for staff or students. Some evidence suggest it can increase transmission rates in younger children who may inadvertently fidget with masks.

While we encourage social distancing, sometimes it is not possible, such as in the case or offering support to newer or younger attendees. In instances such as these instructors have been trained to aid students via their elbow or shoulder. i.e. to minimise hand to hand contact.as much as possible.

We continue to monitor the situation via guidelines set by the UK government and OFSTED.

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

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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)

We do not accept changes to camp attendance due to bad weather.

KENSINGTON
A little 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 this is announced at 8am on the the Weather Update page. Please add Nanny or responsible adults phone numbers to your registration form.

CLAPHAM
Clapham Skate Camp is an all weather camp. Please prepare accordingly. We do not accept changes to camp attendance due to bad weather
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Class size

We have a maximum of eight students to an instructor and the average tends to be 4 to 6 kids. For summer 2020 we have a maximum of 5 ‘households’ per group to abide by UK government regulations.

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 15 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.

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More FAQs

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

Any queries or concerns?

Contact us about Skate Camp.

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