Skateboarding as we know it today originated in the 1940s in America, when surfers wanted to do something on dry land when the waves were flat. They started by attaching rollerblade wheels to the bottom of their surfboard, and in the early days of the sport it was just about creating speed and performing a few simple tricks, such as the ‘wheelie’. These days, each skateboard style has a different type of skateboard. The sport is known for the many tricks that you can do on the board. 

This four-week clinic is perfect for learning how to skateboard, regardless of your level. Teachers from student association DROP will guide this clinic and take you through the skating process. We provide a mini ramp, protection, skateboards and music.

The clinics consist of several parts:

  • Warm up: We will stretch and do different exercises. And it may sound crazy, but dancing to some good music is the best way to keep warm in between skateboarding.
  • The mini-ramp: The miniramp is a small halfpipe on which you skate back and forth. On the mini ramp you will learn to make speed, and to make corners (kick turns).
  • Flat ground skates: In addition to the mini ramp, we will start riding your skateboard, learn the tricks of pushing off and making turns. We will also practice with simple tricks, such as ollies, shove-its and other tricks.

After this skate course you can ride around on a skateboard, you dropped in on a mini ramp and landed your first ollies!

Schedule & enrolment


Kees Dik

Kees studies Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft and learned skateboarding via student association DROP, mainly on the miniramp. He now is an active skater for two years and Kees and the other ‘DROPpers’ will teach you skateboarding in a fun and motivating way.

Board sports association DROP Delft organizes various skateboarding activities, such as clinics for beginners, skate sessions and SLIPtrips, in cooperation with X. These activities are organised regularly. Every week, a group of DROP Delft skaters goes to the skatepark to practice. During the dry, warm months of the year, they go to ‘De Middenberm’ skatepark in Delft, and in the cold, wet months they go to the covered skateboard halls in The Hague and Rotterdam. This group is a mix of beginners and experienced skateboarders. 



You need to have a membership of the association to join the training sessions.
For more information contact the specific association.

Practical Information

All levels
Closed training
You’ll need a membership of the association.
Bring your own skateboard.