Our regular sessions run on weekday evenings. We have lots of different types of sessions that are suitable for beginner, intermediate, younger children, advanced skaters and riders. See our ability descriptions below to work out which one applies to you.
All sessions cost £6 for 2 hours and are only available to Zoo Skatepark members.
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We also offer Partner Member Private Sessions to work with charities, support groups and other organisations that work with children and young people in York so that children and young people that would not usually be able to access Zoo Skatepark can do so free of charge.
SESSION TIMES AND PRICES
Our young scooter sessions are for scooter riders aged 5 to 10 years. All our young scooter sessions are supervised by trained staff who will help riders use the skatepark safely and can teach the young scooters the basics of safe skatepark riding and skatepark etiquette. We make sure all skatepark users are riding within their ability whilst helping them progress. Helmets must be worn by all young scooter riders and we highly recommend knee and elbow pads are worn. All children at our young scooter sessions must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Please note our maximum capacity of young scooter sessions is 15.
Our all abilities sessions are open to anyone of any skating ability, from beginners to more advanced skatepark users, and also open to people of all ages. As beginners will be mixing with the more experienced riders we ask that people respect each other's abilities and have a good understanding of skatepark etiquette.
BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE
Our beginner / intermediate sessions are for skatepark users who are wanting to learn anything from the basics of skatepark riding, such as dropping in and carving on ramps, to getting started with some tricks, airs, grinds and stunts performed by skatepark sports. We always aim to staff these sessions with skaters who can help with some of these basics. Skatepark users can feel comfortable using the skatepark with skaters of a similar ability in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Our advanced sessions are for experienced skatepark users only. Skaters must be able to drop in and perform tricks, airs, grinds and stunts comfortably. These sessions allow our more advanced skatepark users to have free flow of the skatepark to express themselves and develop their tricks and style without having to worry about collisions with people just starting to use skateparks.
PARTNER MEMBER PRIVATE SESSIONS
Zoo Skatepark has acquired funding from UnLtd to work with charities, support groups and other organisations that work with children and young people in York so that children and young people that would not usually be able to access Zoo Skatepark can do so free of charge.
We have two slots available on a Monday afternoon from 4.30pm - 5.30pm and 5.45pm - 6.45pm where providers can bring a group of up to 12 children and young people to access scooter and skateboard sessions.
There will be two, one hour sessions available:
4.30pm - 5.30pm
5.45pm - 6.45pm
The sessions are a mixture of coaching from our staff and free riding time where participants can enjoy the skatepark.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In order to comply with health and safety regulations, we require that the organisations and groups we work with comply with the following T&Cs:
One adult (over 18) member of staff from the organisation/group must be present throughout the session at the Skatepark to supervise the group. If no adult is present, the children and young people will not be allowed into the Skatepark. DBS checks may be requested for any staff attending the sessions.
All children and young people attending must be aged 5 years or over.
Only stunt scooters are suitable for skatepark use. No foldable scooters are permitted. All children under 16 must wear a helmet. Other pads such as knee pads and elbow pads are not compulsory but highly recommended. Zoo has a range of Scooters and Safety equipment available for the group to use free of charge.
The charity/organisation/group will ensure that they have consent from the parents/carers of the children and young people they support to access Zoo Skatepark. Parents must have signed a copy of the Zoo Skatepark Parental Consent and Term of Use document which will need to be presented to Zoo Skatepark on arrival of the group.
Any dangerous, threatening or generally unacceptable behaviour from participants may result in them and/or the entire group being asked to leave the skatepark immediately.
Zoo Skateparks standard T&C's also apply. View them here.
For more information or to register as a partner member and book a session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.