Free skateboarding workshops

Published on 17 January 2022


Photo credit: Matej Hakl

  • UPDATE 4pm Wednesday 16 February: The Stroud and Nabiac workshops have again been postponed due to wet weather forecasts. If you have already registered for the workshops, you will be notified about rescheduling. Alternatively, you can keep an eye on this page for updated links and information.
  • UPDATE 3pm Thursday 10 February: New dates now confirmed, weather permitted! See links in side panel. 
  • UPDATE 11am Wednesday 2 February: Due to wet weather forecasts, the skate workshops have been postponed. Please watch this space for rescheduled dates.

Want to learn to ollie, grind and flip like a pro?

MidCoast Council is partnering with the Totem Collective to deliver skateboard workshops for beginner and intermediate skaters at Stroud, Tea Gardens and Nabiac thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Regional Youth Summer Holiday Break program.

The workshops will now take place during the first week of February outside of school hours. Originally scheduled for the school holiday period, they were postponed due to weather concerns – it is not safe to skate when the conditions are wet.

The Learn To Skate workshops are free and suitable for budding skateboarders aged six years and above, including from complete newbies up to those who already know their way around a skatepark but would like to start exploring tricks.

Sydney and Byron Bay-based Totem Collective is Australia’s largest skate-event company and aims to inspire and empower young skaters and create inclusive skatepark environments.

The Collective’s approach is fun, safe and supported and encourages all participants to have a go and learn at their own pace.

The workshops return to the MidCoast following successful sessions at Gloucester, Wingham and Bulahdelah in 2021. Totem also recently held skateboarding and scooter safety workshops at Taree and Tuncurry, funded and arranged by Transport for NSW. 

Due to high interest and additional local funding support from the Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Progress Association, an extra beginners workshop has been added in Tea Gardens.

If you have already registered for a postponed workshop, you will receive an email from Totem with a new link to register for the revised workshop dates.

If rain is forecast on the above dates, the workshops will be postponed and participants contacted directly.

If funding permits, more workshops will be considered for other locations in the future.