April 19, 2021 – Olympia, WA, USA – The United States Skateboard Education Association (USSEA) announces its third annual Learn to Skateboard Day. USSEA is an organization dedicated to empowering everyone through life-changing skateboarding experiences, regardless of age, gender, or race. Learn to Skateboard Day is Saturday, May 22, 2021. Instructors and all those who love skateboarding are encouraged to create an event in their community and teach children and adults the sport they love. Whether it’s a skatepark or a driveway, a front yard or a parking lot, Learn to Skateboard Day events are for everyone who wants to learn a new skill, a new sport, and have fun.
“Learn to Skateboard Day was just an idea a few years ago, and now it’s an international event,” said Joe Eberling, co-founder of USSEA. “We know what a positive impact skateboarding can have on people’s mental, physical and emotional well-being, so we want more people to take part in skateboarding. If you thought skateboarding was for everyone else, then think again.” Eberling continues, “Our research indicates that millions of people want to skateboard but don’t, usually because they had a bad first experience or they are afraid they might be laughed at. At USSEA, we encourage creating opportunities for these potential skaters to find a welcoming and safe environment for their first experience on a skateboard. It all comes together on Learn to Skateboard Day.”
With skateboarding making its debut at the Olympics this year, more people are becoming interested in learning to skateboard, and skateboard enthusiasts are ready to teach and share their excitement for the sport. Learn to Skateboard Day is intended to inspire people to learn something new and join the worldwide skateboard community. Skateboarding is a great way to engage kids in outdoor activities, and all it takes is a skateboard, a helmet, and any safety gear you may have because skateboarding involves falling.”
Eberling says, “The goal of Learn to Skateboard Day is to grow the skateboarding community and make it easier for everyone to participate. Anybody who wants to teach a beginner how to skateboard can take part in Learn to Skateboard Day. Parents can teach neighborhood kids to skateboard. Teenagers can teach their friends. Even kids can teach adults how to skateboard!”
Links to Learn To Skateboard Day Logos and more:
About United States Skateboard Education Association
USSEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people safely learn to skateboard, encouraging improvement and development, and sharing the best teaching methodology available. USSEA is one of the leading organizations for skateboard coaches seeking educator certification and program operators who want to make their programs safer and more engaging. The USSEA Certification provides skateboarders with a pathway to becoming professional skateboard educators as a career.
USSEA is also the creator of S.K.A.T.E Safe, an initiative designed to promote safety and respect when skateboarding in public.
Visit https://usskateboardeducation.com/learntoskateboardday for more information about Learn to Skateboard Day.