Welcome to the Eastbourne Skate School website – the Internet home of Eastbourne Skating.
SK8school has been teaching Eastbourne to skate since 1995 and we have the most qualified and experienced instructors around. We are the only Internationally recognised Skate School in Eastbourne and the only group qualified to teach skate lessons beyond beginner level in the area.
SK8school has a team of 10+ Instructors, Coaches and Consultants covering much of Sussex and South London, with Skate Lessons, Skate Events, Roller Discos and Roller Birthday Parties, Hen Parties and Skate Hire.
Our Group Eastbourne Skate Lessons are the most affordable in Eastbourne , with a voucher from participating skate shops. Our Family Eastbourne Roller Disco also runs all year. We are a Child and Family Friendly Co-operative of skating professionals ready to get your life rolling!
Eastbourne’s biggest roller disco and best lesson venue will be back from it’s summer break soon. Save the date – September 10th – we have a few special some-things planned!
The (re)opening night is bound to be a big event – consider reserving your friends skate hire in advance if they are visiting for the first time 🙂
This Weekend on Saturday 16th July, the newly named “Beach Life Festival” (replacing Extreme) will kick off on Eastbourne Seafront.
SK8school , Loco and Eastbourne Roller Disco will be providing some varied entertainment that skaters can actually do, rather than watch 🙂
We’re gathering up at Lunch time towards the Turning Circle (Hastings end of the event). For a Picnic / Beach BBQ. Just bring your food and drink (or buy some at the event) and settle down for some calories… you are going to need them!
Once you’ve finished your food and safely disposed of BBQ’s we’re Gathering for the “Easy Peasy Skate” from about 2pm. We plan to be heading off through the event towards Holywell at about 2:30pm. This will be slow steady skate suitable for beginners, with frequent stops, ice cream and plenty of Instructors and Skate Guards on hand.
We plan to reach Holywell Cafe soon after 3pm and return for about 4:30pm.
There’s enough time to see some action at the courts, then its time for the experts to gather from about 5ish/5:30pm, for LOCO’s Suicide skate, ending at the FREE Beach Life Skaters After Party at Eastbourne Roller Disco from 7pm.
The Suicide skate is for expert skaters only and stops off at LOCO for some refreshments (that will also wing their way on to the Party later).
Why wouldn’t you?
Did you know that this is part of the Beach Life Festival (new Extreme) this year?
Did you know there’s a Beach BBQ or Picnic and Easy Peasy Skate, followed by a Suicide skate and FREE enormous skaters after party at the Biggest Skate Venue in the South?
Check out the link for more…. http://www.sk8school.co.uk/eastbourne-extreme-skate-event/
So this weekend Saturday May 21st 2pm… the weather looks touch and go, but we might well dodge some showers and make it from Eastbourne Pier, to the Newly opened (on that day) Hasting Pier, via De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. All proceeds to “You Raise Me Up” – feel free to donate directly to their fund raising page 🙂
Everyone attempting the 25Km Skate would love to have your support. There’s lots of ways you can help, even at this late stage… For example donate direct to the charities fund raising page, sponsor a skater, drive a support vehicle, get some skaters home after the event, man a stall at a refreshment stop… Spread the word… anything helps!
If you are attempting the skate, driving one of the support vehicles or manning one of the refreshment stops – this PDF Document Route and Rest Stops will be useful for you!
If you have friends or family joining in please feel free to cheer them on along the way and most importantly give them a good send off and a warm welcome at the finish.
Time to get practising and finding sponsors for the You Raise Me Up Charity Skate on the 21st May. Fabulous fun, skating from Eastbourne Pier to Hastings Pier for a good cause. Check out the Event Details here.
Going to be an amazing event, any help you can give would be appreciated. Whether its simply a donation or sponsorship, spreading the word or helping on the day we can use you!
The planning is well under-way, team registration is open on the Treasure Hunt Event Page Here.
Please Register ASAP to aid the planning process.
When booking in, please ensure your team has saved BOTH dates, in case of bad weather.
No team? No problem, register ASAP as per the NO TEAM registration instructions.
Full details and registration on the Skaters Treasure Hunt Event Here.
Each Saturday we’ve noticed a distinct “change of use” of our roller disco as the session progresses and its led a few of you to ask for an official ruling on something that’s happening naturally in any case…
So here’s to the start of “Happy Hour” – the families start to pack up towards 5pm, but the teenagers and the young at heart love to stretch their legs and have “the need for speed”.
If you roll in from 4:45pm, any Saturday you’ll get charged the Happy Hour price of £2 … and you can expect a huge floor, less crowded with families and predominantly housing faster more able skaters.
Spread the word and enjoy!