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Longboarding Classes for 2024

Longboarding Classes at Mt.Tabor Park.

Registration Opens March 6th, 2024 – LIVE SIGN UP LINK

Longboarding 101 – Spring Term 2024:  5 week class on Wednesdays from 12-2pm.

Class 2:   May 15 – June 12.

Longboarding 101 – Summer Term 2024:  5 week classes on Wednesdays from 12-2pm.

Class 1:   June 26 – July 24.

Class 2:   July 31 – August 28.

Location  Mt.Tabor Park in S.E. Portland

Class Description:

Learn the basics of longboard skateboarding: How to ride with control and safely slow down and stop.
Focus on downhill and sliding in a permitted group setting.  10 Student max per class.  All levels welcome.  Rain or Shine.

Required gear:  Longboard, Helmet, Slide Gloves.
Recommended gear:  Knee and elbow pads, old pants and sweatshirt, skate shoes or shoes with flat flexible bottom.

Watch our YouTube Videos on Longboarding Lessons and Classes


Private Longboarding Lessons

Email: robskey@gmail.com
Phone: 503-680-0457

Private Lessons Availability: Year round by appointment.  All ages and skill levels welcome. Contact us for an appointment.

Cost: $60 per hour for a single student Private Lesson.  $30 per extra student for Group lesson of 6 max.

(Standard 24 hour Cancellation Policy Rain or Shine with minimum $60 cost.)

Service: We specialize in teaching the safety and skills needed to become a successful rider with longboarding lessons and the classes instructed by Eastside Longboards owner Robin McGuirk.   He has officially taught hundreds of longboarders since 2010.  And has coached many more riders prior at Mt.Tabor Park, Maryhill, and other well known longboarding locations going back to 2003 when he started making longboards.  He also has a wealth of experience and knowledge setting up riders of all ages and skill levels with the right gear for them.  And serves the greater Portland area as a complete longboarding resource and guide.  He is always happy to help!  Give us a call anytime and Robin will gladly answer any longboard skateboard related questions free of charge.


Longboarding 101 Lessons at Mt.Tabor Park in Portland, Oregon.

Longboarding 101 Video featuring various past Lessons and Classes at Mt.Tabor Park.

Longboarding 101 Class at Mt.Tabor Park in Portland, OR.

Students learning the art of sliding at the top of the Soapbox hill at Mt.Tabor.

Students learning how to footbrake to control speed and get comfortable riding close together.

The dropping hairpin turn at Mt.Tabor.  This is where students take their skills to the next level.

Discover Community Education: Longboarding

Longboarding 101 Portland Community College Class Video from 2012.

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Longboarding 101 Classes for 2023

Longboarding 101 Classes are set for 2023 with more info below.

Registration Link for the Spring Term Classes will appear live at our LESSONS page on March 8th.

Longboarding 101 Summer Term 2022

Location  Mt.Tabor Park in S.E. Portland

Registration Information:

Longboarding 101 – Spring Term 2023:  5 week classes on Wednesdays from 12-2pm.

Class 1:   April 5 – May 10.

Class 2:   May 17 – June 14.

Registration Link Live Here on March 8th, 2023.

Longboarding 101 – Summer Term 2023:  5 week classes on Wednesdays from 12-2pm.

Class 1:   June 28 – July 26.

Class 2:   August 2nd – 30th.

Registration Link Live – May 2023

Class Description:

Learn the basics of longboard skateboarding: How to ride with control and safely slow down and stop.
Focus on downhill and sliding in a permitted group setting.  10 Student max per class.  All levels welcome.  Rain or Shine.

Required gear:  Longboard, Helmet, Slide Gloves.
Recommended gear:  Knee and elbow pads, old pants and sweatshirt, skate shoes or shoes with flat flexible bottom.

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Longboarding 101 Classes – 2022

Longboarding 101 Classes through Portland Community College are back after a two year hiatus! We have been steadily teaching Private Lessons all throughout this time and even a Longboarding 201 small group class last Fall for past students. So this will be the first time offering our instruction for new students in a class setting since the Summer of 2019. We are so excited to meet and help new riders wanting to get started having fun in a permitted setting on their longboard skateboards!

Here is all the Information and Direct Link to registering for these four classes we are offering through PCC –

LIVE REGISTRATION LINK – Longboarding 101 Summer Term PCC.edu

Location  Mt.Tabor Park in S.E. Portland

Registration Information:

Longboarding 101 – Spring Term 2022:  5 week classes on Wednesdays from 12-2pm.

Class 1:   April 6 – May 11.

Class 2:   May 18 – June 15.

Longboarding 101 – Summer Term 2022:  5 week classes on Wednesdays from 12-2pm.

Class 1:   June 29 – July 27.

Class 2:   August 3 – 31.

Registration Link will appear live here TBA.

Class Description:

Learn the basics of longboard skateboarding: How to ride with control and safely slow down and stop.
Focus on downhill and sliding in a permitted group setting.  10 Student max per class.  All levels welcome.  Rain or Shine.

Required gear:  Longboard, Helmet, Slide Gloves.
Recommended gear:  Knee and elbow pads, old pants and sweatshirt, skate shoes or shoes with flat flexible bottom.

And here is our latest LONGBOARDING 101 Video featuring clips from the last few years of lessons and classes. Enjoy!

Longboarding 101 Lessons at Mt.Tabor Park in Portland, Oregon.
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Longboarding 101 Summer 2019

More Info about Classes and Lessons – Longboarding Lessons

Summer Term 2019:  July 17 – August 28 – Registration Page

Longboarding 101 – PCC Summer Term 2019 Poster

Class Description:

Learn the basics of longboard skateboarding: How to ride with control and safely slow down and stop.
Focus on downhill and sliding in a permitted group setting.  All levels welcome.  Ages 16 and up.

20 student max class size.

Required gear: Longboard, Helmet, Slide Gloves.
Recommended gear: Knee and elbow pads, old pants and sweatshirt, skate shoes or shoes with flat flexible bottom.

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Longboarding 101 Spring 2019

The first Longboarding 101 for this year opens for Registration on March 6th!

Dates: April 3rd – May 15th on Wednesdays from 6pm-7:50pm (No Class 5/8).

Registration Page Link – CRN 21745

More Info about Classes and Lessons – Longboarding Lessons


https://eastsidelongboards.com/longboarding-lessons-classes/


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Private Longboarding Lessons

July, August, and September is the best weather of the year here in Portland and everyone’s favorite time to longboard.  If you want to stay safe this summer and not sure of your skills getting down the hill, then we’d suggest contacting us for a lesson.  Perhaps you are already good at bombing hills and going fast but want to learn the art of sliding and taking corners at speed, then we can help on that too!  Mt.Tabor is a great place to learn everything longboarding with all the different types of runs and sections of closed to cars roads.  Stay safe this summer, wear you helmet and other safety gear to ensure you have the best chance of not getting hurt.  Just one hour of one on one with Robin McGuirk will really help you progress and learn some very important skills to keep you safe and riding all year long.  He is a friendly and accomplished native who has taught hundreds of students in the area over the last 10 years.

For more info check out our LESSON page below.  The classes are already full this year but Private Lessons are available during other nights of the week and on some weekends.  Contact us today to check our schedule – robskey@gmail.com.

Lessons

The top of the Mt.Tabor Soapbox hill students learn sliding and drifting.

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Longboarding 101 – Summer 2017

Ok this one fills up fast every year, only 3 spots left right now!  The class has a max of 20 students.

Longboarding 101 Classes through Portland Community College PCC.edu

Location – Mt.Tabor

Summer Term 2017:  July 12 – August 16

DIRECT REGISTRATION LINK TO PCC – Summer Term 2017

Class Description:

Learn the basics of longboard skateboarding: How to ride with control and safely slow down and stop.
Focus on downhill and sliding in a permitted group setting. All levels welcome.

Required gear: Longboard, Helmet, Slide Gloves.
Recommended gear: Knee and elbow pads, old pants and sweatshirt, skate shoes or shoes with flat flexible bottom.

The top of the Mt.Tabor Soapbox hill where students learn sliding and drifting.  Photo by PCC ®.

 

PCC Instructor Spotlight – Summer Term 2017