Tips, advice, news, and behind the scenes at The Skate Retreat!

3 Tips to Get Out of Your Skating Comfort Zone

Are you finding it tough to commit to tricks? Or maybe you’re struggling to even bring yourself to try new tricks altogether? You might be stuck in a rut, or what’s otherwise known as a ‘comfort zone’. What exactly is a ‘Comfort Zone’? When we are inside the comfort zone, we avoid taking on new…

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We are stoked to announce that we will be kicking off the Nike SB 20yr shenanigans this Friday evening with our very first Ollie workshop! We have partnered with Nike to provide a FREE 30 minute workshop at Hoxton Arches in London, as a pre curser to the private Nike SB x Girl Skate UK…

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Tips for hand holding when learning to skate

Let’s talk HAND HOLDING 🤝 Sometimes much needed support, and sometimes (probably more often) totally psychological. Whether it’s a slight nudge of body position, a bit of extra speed up a ramp, a steadying lift or an ET finger touch to trick the mind, there’s no doubt that the gentle feel (sometimes solid grip!) of…

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5 Benefits of Skating in Green Spaces

We know first hand the benefits of skating and learning in nature, and is the reason we have chosen to create beautiful, calming locations for our skateboard lessons, workshops and residential retreats. We have found our guests progress faster with time to relax and focus amongst the trees, away from busy streets and loud noises. …

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5 Tips To Help Overcome Your Mental Skate Block

Have you ever gone through a patch (maybe you’re in one right now if you’ve clicked on this article!) where you know that you are perfectly capable of landing a trick, but for whatever reason, you just can’t bring yourself to commit? Sometimes even the act of trying it can be a battle in itself.…

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Learning isn’t linear

Persistence pays off. But learning is never linear. Unfortunately 😆 As we get older we take longer to learn new things, and it takes a greater reinforcement for those new things to ‘stick’. Small steps can often make for quicker progression than throwing yourself in to the deep end at the start of every session.…

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