WEEKLY SUMMER MEETUPS IN
SEATTLE, PORTLAND AND THE BAY!
Seattle: Weekly Women &/Or Trans Sessions:
Women &/or Trans Sessions offer an exclusive space for skaters who identify as women, trans, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming to build community through skateboarding.
Mask required, space is limited, registration required!
@ ATS Indoor Park
Bay Area + Portland: Free Community Meetups:
Women and/or trans, non-binary, gender nonconforming folks and allies of all ages and abilities are welcome. No formal instruction / no registration required - just show up!
@ Various Outdoor Skate Parks / Spaces (see flyer for schedule)
YOUTH SUMMER CAMP 2021 (IN-PERSON)
Let's skate safely this summer! Our skate instructors are equipped to get you rolling with the basics of pushing and cruising, or take your existing skills to new heights in a safe, welcoming and contact-less space.
Ages 7-13 | All Genders | Small Groups | Private Use of Facility | No Contact Camp!
SF BAY AREA
All Youth Summer Camps in Seattle, Portland and The Bay are now sold out.
We only had a small number of camp spots available this summer, and they filled up quickly!
Join the waitlist here.
We only had a small number of camp spots available this summer, and they filled up quickly!
Join the waitlist here.
CAMPER CODE OF CONDUCT:
DROP OFF / PICK UP:
All campers are to be dropped off & picked up at the Skate Park. We require parent sign in/out, unless noted on the registration form that your child can sign themselves in/out. We expect parents to be on time (12:00 pm Half Day, 4:00 pm Full Day) for pick-up. If no one arrives to pick up your child, our staff will contact you and your designated emergency contacts. If we hear from a parent or guardian, we will wait with your child. If you are more than 30 minutes late, you will be charged a financial penalty of $50 per hour (rounding up to the nearest hour), to cover our staff’s time.
NO CONTACT CAMP
This year, in order to maintain 3-6 feet of distance between campers and staff, we will not be providing physical support down ramps or other skate obstacles. To help reduce injury, we will be skating smarter not harder, and only attempting obstacles that are within our skill level. All campers must wear a helmet at all times, and we strongly encourage all campers to wear elbow, knee, and wrist protection as well.
WHAT IF IT RAINS or IS WET?
Unfortunately, if the skate park is wet, camp will not be possible due to the danger of slipping. We will cancel camps in cases of heavy rain or wet conditions. If rain comes during camp, campers will find temporary shelter nearby and parents will be notified immediately if camp is cancelled. Pro-rated refunds or program credits will be issued for any cancelled days of camp due to inclement weather.
WHAT IF THERE IS POOR AIR QUALITY or SMOKE?
In the case of poor air quality exceeding an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 200, camp will be cancelled and parents will be notified immediately. If the AQI falls between 150-200 for multiple days, camp may be cancelled. If the AQI is below 150, camp will not be cancelled. Pro-rated refunds or program credits will be issued for any cancelled days of camp due to poor air quality.
AM CAMP SCHEDULE:
*8:30 AM *Parents notified by call, text or email, if there is a cancellation/change due to weather
8:45 AM Camp check-in open – participant pad up & free skate
9:15 AM Circle Time & Stretches
9:30 AM Lesson groups (by ability level)
10:15 AM Break #1
10:30 AM Lesson groups
11:20 AM Break #2
11:30 AM Showcase! Parents are encouraged to come early to watch!
11:55 AM Camp debrief activity
12:00 PM Camper pick up & sign-out
WHAT TO BRING:
SKATEBOARDING GEAR 101:
At Skate Like a Girl, we are committed to creating spaces where participants and counselors of all genders feel welcome. Every day we skate with little boys with long hair, girls who hate pink, and many more kiddos in between and beyond. In order to not misgender anyone, we ask our counselors and campers to share their pronouns with the group. If youth don't wish to share their pronouns, and opt to use their name instead, that's totally cool. If you have additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISCIPLINARY EXIT: We typically do not honor refunds for youth who miss days of skate programming due to a behavior related expulsion. Refunds in this case will be dealt with via our Seattle Chapter Director on a case by case basis.
INJURY POLICY: Participants who are injured during Skate Like a Girl program hours to the point that they can no longer participate, such as a sprain or broken bone, will be entitled to a full cash refund or program credit. Please contact us at email@example.com to receive your refund.
PROGRAM CANCELATION POLICY:
In the event of program cancellation, due to weather or other factors (example: instructor illness), participants are entitled to a makeup class, program credit, or pro-rated refund equal to the class time that was missed. To claim your refund, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All registrations have a 10% non-refundable deposit. This non-refundable deposit covers administrative processing and costs of registration. Any request for refund will be honored in full, minus the 10% non-refundable deposit, if requested more than 14 days prior to the first day of the program. No refunds will be processed within 14 days of the program start date, however, we can honor a program credit to be used towards a different program. Refunds can only be processed (a) back to the original form of payment or (b) as a credit towards a future Skate Like A Girl program.
If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your experience, you must contact us at email@example.com within 24 hours of the start of the program. Skate Like a Girl will honor a full refund (minus 10% non-refundable deposit) or program credit for any participant who did not have a positive experience within 24 hours of the first day of a program.
COVID-19 SPECIAL POLICIES:
The current situation has made it difficult for us to plan for the future. Nevertheless, our goal is to give participants and families a minimum of 2 weeks notice about a cancellation of the program, and in best cases a month or more. We have amended our refund policy and will issue either full credits for future Skate Like a Girl programs or financial refunds (minus a 3% credit card processing fee) for any programs cancelled in conjunction with recommended COVID-19 health and safety protocols. For folks requesting refunds prior to official cancellation, they will be subject to our standard refund policy.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: May 5th, 2021
NOTE: We reserve the right to amend and adjust these protocols at any time due to updated CDC and local guidelines
Q: What are the COVID-19 screening procedures being conducted by Skate Like a Girl prior to the clinic beginning?
A: All participants must participate in a covid screening checkpoint upon arrival, which includes: a series of questions about recent symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19 and a temperature check. If someone is unable to pass the screening checkpoint they will be turned away & issued a refund.
Q: What COVID-19 safety procedures and PPE are being provided to staff AND participants throughout the entire clinic that will guarantee that no germs are being spread during this clinic?
A: Skateboarding is uniquely suited for reduced-risk programming since it is an individual activity where physical contact can be mitigated. All individuals will be given hand sanitizer before/after the session and masks must be worn properly over nose and mouth at all times by participants and facilitators. We will ask & remind our participants to maintain a distance of 6 feet at all times. Unlike typical Skate Like a Girl programs prior to the pandemic, we will not be physically supporting, contacting, or holding participants in any way. Instead, we will provide clear boundaries and skate goals skaters can try without physical support or contact. Our protocol is that each staff member must wear gloves the entire time. Also, to further avoid contact with participants, we will NOT be providing any loaner gear, with all gear we distribute being donated to the participant to keep in perpetuity. If a participant tries on a piece of equipment and it doesn’t fit, the equipment will be sprayed with alcohol-based sanitizer and set aside for another participant to try.
Q: Are parents/guardians allowed to watch their kids skate?
A: This depends on the size of program and space where it is occurring. Please check with your program lead staff if there is capacity to stay to watch your kid skate. If they allow spectating, please maintain an absolute minimum of 6 feet distance from the main group.
Q: Assuming there be no physical contact to help participants with riding their boards or putting on equipment, how will you ensure physical safety and support for each participant?
A: We have modified our curriculum to ensure social distance skating and demonstrations from coaches at a safe distance. All participants will be provided safety equipment and thorough instruction on reduced-risk ways to start skateboarding. We’ll continue to give tips and one-on-one advice to ensure that participants are staying within their ability level, while still being able to learn. In the case of a participant needing some extra support with skating, some ways to safely help them may look like a one on one social distance demonstration with a coach in the grass, or even tightening the bolts of the skateboard to adjust the stability on board.
Q. My child is under 7 years old, can they participate in programming?
A: No. In order to ensure that our staff can confidently and safely support participants, the minimum age requirement for our programs is 7 years old.
Q: What is the risk of COVID-19 spread in this program?
A: According to CDC.gov our program is Lowest Risk: Small groups of participants who stay together. Participants remain at least 6 feet apart and not share objects. Outdoor activities are prioritized. All participants are from the local geographic area (e.g., city, town, county, community). All participants are wearing masks and there is no physical contact. If participants are unable to pass the covid checkpoint upon entry they will be asked to return home and self-isolate for 14 days. All parties are encouraged to stay home if they have symptoms or recent exposure to Covid-19.
Q: How will Skate Like a Girl move forward with clinics if a participant or staff member becomes infected with COVID-19 after attending a program?
A: If a participant/staff/volunteer has a confirmed case of COVID-19 after attending one of our programs, we will cancel the the following lessons that fall within a week post-exposure
All participants will be notified of the potential exposure and everyone will be encouraged to get a COVID-19 test to monitor for symptoms. The individual with COVID-19 will not be able to return to programming until 14 days later.
Q: What happens if a program is cancelled due to COVID?
A: Due to COVID related cancellation or illness, you will be refunded for any days missed. There will be no processing fee.
Q: What is the liability for Skate Like a Girl if a participant or staff becomes infected with COVID-19?
A: Despite all of our implemented safety precautions regarding COVID-19, participants are always playing at their own risk. When a skater participates in one of our programs, they are willingly accepting the potential risks.
Q: How will participants stay involved with Skate Like a Girl once the clinic is over?
A: Participants can stay involved by checking out our unique skateboarding tutorials, community trick tip videos and interviews on our Youtube Channel. We also encourage participants/parents or guardians to join our general newsletter by visiting skatelikeagirl.com and entering their info into the form in the bottom left of the page. We use that newsletter to announce any future programs/camps, so you can stay in the loop! Following @skatelikeagirl on Instagram is also a great way to see all our program flyers as they're released (you'll get all the same updates, but it's probably a lot more fun than being on our mailing list). Plus, that's where we post about our special events, tutorials, and giveaways for our community!