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July 11-August 12, 2016: Avid4 Adventure is using the Skate Pass Program in their Bike & Skate Camps in Boulder, Colorado. Sign up here!
Photo: Liz Nelson

June 15, 2016: Jordan Werner, PE teacher at Riverside Elementary in Grants Pass, Oregon, awarded the first-ever Skate Pass Skateboarding Scholarships to 10 students at graduation! Read Daily Courier Article
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May 6, 2016: Skate Pass partner was on Shark Tank! Congratulations to Spooner Boards! Spooner Boards are 2 for 1 this summer while supplies last (email Shark Tank Episode

April 5-9, 2016: Skate Pass attended the National Conference in Minneapolis. Thanks to all the teachers who stopped by our booth and attended our demo. The conference discount ends May 6!

March 2016: The King Abdullah International School in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia makes history by becoming the first school in the Middle East to skateboard in PE! Skateboarding unites students and builds bridges between cultures.   

February 2016: For the 10th consecutive year, we're facilitating the Skate Pass Skateboarding After-School and Summer School Programs for the City of Aurora in Colorado.

January 2016: Skate Pass awarded an X Grant to Riverside Elementary School in Grants Pass, Oregon. "Due to the location of the school to the local skate park, Skate Pass will help students make a connection between an activity they do in school to something they can do outside of school."

November 2-11, 2015: Skate Pass is facilitating the Burton PE Snowboarding Program for a PTA sponsored Artist-in-Residence Program for schools in JeffCo Public Schools.

October 17, 2015: Skateboarding Curriculum Workshop in Lafayette, Colorado from 8:00 am - Noon. Spots available. If you're interested in attending, please email

October 15-1 6, 2015: Colorado State Conference
Skate Pass launches the new Burton PE Throwback Snowboard for Grades 3-8 Gym Snowboarding. Please stop by our booth to win a snowboard!

October 2015: The US Department of Defense Education Activity-Europe ordered our Skateboarding Program. They join the US Army and Marine Corps! Along with the military's trust, Skate Pass is trusted by thousands of schools in 40+ states and 7 countries.   


May 2015: Snow Sports New Zealand ordered the Burton PE Snowboarding Program. They're the national sporting organization representing the interests of snowboarding and other sports in NZ.

April 20, 2015: The Guardian (British national paper) referred to Skate Pass "...skateboarding is now reaching deep into mainstream culture and education. The US Skate Pass system provides equipment and training to school teachers, adding skateboarding to the sports children can pursue now and into later life." Full Article

March 17-21, 2015: Skate Pass attended the National Conference in Seattle. Thanks to all the teachers who stopped by our booth and attended our Snowboarding in PE presentation.

March 5 - 7, 2015: California State Conference
Stop by booth #125 and attend our Snowboarding in PE session. Ride on a snowboard in the gym, build strength by pulling your partner, practice balance, learn tricks, and warmup with Olympians.

February 26 - 28, 2015: European Conference in Germany  Mike Rubino, a PE teacher on an American base, presented Boogying on Your Board. He was an early adopter who started Skate Pass in 2006 and says that "the program is a big hit..."
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February 23, 2015 - Val Dudash, an early adopter of the Skate Pass Program, was the first on the East Coast to skateboard in PE in 2006 and she's still going strong. Watch the latest
NBC News Story.

February 2015 - Tri-County Regional School Board in Nova Scotia, Canada has ordered the Skate Pass Skateboarding Program for 8 schools! Thanks to TCRSB for jumping on board!

Feb 5-7, 2015 - Skate Pass attended the Eastern District Conference in Massachusetts. Thanks to all the teachers who stopped by our booth and attended our Snowboarding in PE presentation. We're offering your discount through March 7.


January 2015 - Skate Pass introduces Burton Breaks, which are short web-based activity breaks for classrooms. Take a break right now with two Free Snowboarding Brain Breaks

December 2014 - Skate Pass awarded an X Grant to Crestwood Elementary School in North Little Rock, Arkansas, the only school in their district to offer aftercare/summercare programs. Thank you Scott Gann (a parent) for applying for the grant!

December 2014 - School districts, recreation centers, and ski resorts from Vermont, Colorado, California, Oregon, New Jersey, Kentucky, and Japan are teaching the Burton PE Snowboarding Program in the gym. Snowboarding Program

November 2014 - Skate Pass awarded an X Grant to Jemez Valley Middle/Elementary School in New Mexico that serves two Native American reservations. They're the first school in New Mexico to land paddle in PE! Land Paddling Program

October 17, 2014 - Skate Pass taught Burton's PE Snowboarding Program to 35 PE teachers at the Colorado Conference. Teacher comments included Loved it!, The Best!, and Great Idea!
Snowboarding Program

October 1, 2014 - The US Marine Corps is using Skate Pass for their youth sports. They join the US Army who jumped on board in 2006! Along with the military's trust, Skate Pass is trusted by thousands of schools in 40+ states and 7 countries.
Skateboarding Program

October 2014 - Sponsor a school in your community! Help bring skateboarding, snowboarding, or land paddling into PE classes in your local school(s). Program Info

September 15, 2014 - Skate Pass participated in the Let's Move!Active Schools Stakeholder & Media Call hosted by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

Septmenber  2014 - The City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department is implementing the Skate Pass Program in their after-school programs and summer camps.
Photo: Liz Nelson

September 2014 - Skate Pass awarded an X Grant to Enlace Chicago. They provide community after-school programs and are focusing on the issues of youth obesity. "The skateboarding program will be an outlet for many who are not interested in joining basketball, soccer, etc."

June 2014 - School districts and recreation centers from Vermont, Colorado, Kentucky, Oregon, California, and Japan are teaching the Burton PE Snowboarding Program.
Program Info...

May 2014 - Hollywood, California: "The kids are loving the skateboarding program! I am getting positive feedback from the parents, too!" -Sherry Talsky, Physical Education, The Oaks School

April 2014 - "This is our 6th year with the Skate Pass Program and it continues to be a success! - Matt Johnson, Hassan Elementary PE in Rogers, MN. Check out Matt's skateboarding class video:
Class Video

April 2014 - Skate Pass launches the Burton PE Snowboarding Program at the National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.

March 2014 - Jerry Fauss, executor of the Alcy L. & Patrick H. Fauss Charitable Trust, donated the Skate Pass Skateboarding Program to the Hillel Academy, Milwaukee's oldest Jewish day school.

January 2014 - Skate Pass has partnered with the largest snowboard company in the world, Burton Snowboards, to bring the first ever gym snowboarding program to schools worldwide!
See Story Daily Camera
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September 2013 - Boulder County Flooding: The Skate Pass office did not sustain serious damage. Skate Pass will donate 5% of sales in October to help Boulder flood victims and our community re-build. Donate to Boulder Flood Victims (unitedwayfoothills)

September 2013 - Skate Pass partners with Kahuna Creations to bring landpaddling to gym class! This new product turns skateboarding into a full body workout and can be adjusted for adapted physical education. Product Info

August 2013 - Metro State University, Chico State University, and Adams State University are the first three universities in the country to order the Skate Pass Program. Future physical educators will learn Skate Pass as part of their degree!

August 2013 - MTAHPERD Board Member and Past President, Deb Sension-Hall, demonstrated the Skate Pass Program at the northwest conference in Missoula.

July 2013 - Mayor Ronald Bourque and the Village of Belledune donated the Skate Pass Program to the Jacquet River School in New Brunswick, Canada.

June 2013 - Skate Pass introduced the brand new X-Board at the southwest conference in Vegas. It's a 4-point balance board that looks and feels like a skateboard. It's a great way to learn the basics without helmet/pads and is a great workout. Available soon.

March 19, 2013 - Skate Pass participated in the Let's Move! Active Schools phone call with the First Lady. Her new program is a comprehensive effort to bring physical activity back to America’s schools and includes a $50 million investment from NIKE, Inc.
White House Press Release


February 19, 2013 - Williston School District in North Dakota makes history. They are the first school in the Dakotas to offer skateboarding in P.E.
Watch NBC Story
Read Williston Herald Article

February, 2013 - We attended the central conference, met teachers from nine states, and taught our teacher's workshop: Anyone Can Skateboard in 50 Minutes. If you attended the conference, please ask about our discount! More info: 

December 14, 2012

October 2012 - Please visit our booth at the Colorado Conference for great discounts and learn to skate at our workshop: Anyone Can Skateboard in 50 Minutes. More info:

September 2012 - Three school districts in Steamboat Springs have purchased Skate Pass together. What a creative solution to funding issues! For info on sharing with neighboring districts, email

August 2012 - Big Brothers Big Sisters, the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization, ordered Skate Pass for their Greater Wyoming chapter. For more info on this amazing organization, visit  

April 2012 - Skate Pass presented at the the City of Aurora's 8th Annual COMPASS Fundraising Breakfast. Steve Hogan, the Mayor of Aurora, got to see one of our Skate Pass students speak. The City of Aurora has been a valued customer since 2006!

Boston Blackout 2012 - When a city transformer exploded, it resulted in a raging fire, a 9-block blackout, a canceled convention, and thousands of PE professionals left in the dark. Thanks to a quick response from the BFD and city officials, there were no injuries! Greater Boston Story

April 2012 - The Charleston Charter School for Math and Science will be the first school in South Carolina to skateboard in PE, making South Carolina our 35th state to jump on board.
The Post and Courier Article
Yahoo Sports! Article

January 1, 2012 - Skate Pass is featured on the cover of Palos Sports 2012 catalog. The new distribution agreement will enable Skate Pass to extend its reach to more schools, YMCA's, park districts, recreational groups, and individuals.

December 6, 2011 - "If you are an educator that's looking to elevate your class to cool status," Yahoo! Sports contributor suggests checking out the Skate Pass Program to start your own skateboarding class.
Yahoo Sports! Article

October 6, 2011 - Skate Pass is featured in "The New Phys Ed" in Scholastic Instructor Magazine. Scholastic is the world's largest publisher of children's books and a leader in children's education.
Scholastic Instructor Article

June 17, 2011 - Skateboarding fundraiser held in Vail. Anne Panzieri organized a successful fundraiser to bring skateboarding into schools in Vail Valley. Thanks to Anne, and the Rob Dyrdek Foundation for give-a-ways!
Vail Daily Article

May 16, 2011 - Skate Pass has partnered with the President's Challenge, a program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Skateboarding helps students (and adults) meet the physical activity goals of the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award challenge! To register, visit

April 22, 2011 - Student shares his passion for skateboarding in an essay and video and wins the Skate Pass Program for his school. Georgia Elementary & Middle School (St. Albans, Vermont) wins the Brad Fowler Memorial Award for Creativity.
Photo: Liz Nelson

March 2011 - The Deaf Riders Organization is donating the Skate Pass Program to 100+ deaf institutes and schools with large hearing impaired programs. To support this great cause, please visit

February 2011 - MTV Networks orders the Skate Pass Program, which will be featured on a special upcoming episode.
More Information Soon...

January 1, 2011 - Due to popular demand at the Illinois Conference, we are pleased to announce the Skate Pass Rental Program, an affordable solution for schools with limited funding or storage space. For more information, please email

December 15, 2010 - Skate Pass partnered with John Bowser to award the second annual Old School Skate Pass Grant ($3,300) to Greenwood Elementary School in Greenwood, Wisconsin.

December 7, 2010 - Skate Pass announces the Brad Fowler Memorial Award for Creativity ($1650). We will award one
Skate Pass Program to the most creative entry on 4/22/11.
More Info... Photo: Liz Nelson

November 2010 - SPARK, a research-based public health organization, says that the results of implementing a skateboarding program "outweigh the financial burden. Students are more engaged in physical activity, and they learn that exercise can be fun."

October 6, 2010 - Rob Dyrdek, MTV star and professional skateboarder, and LA Councilmember Herb Wesson award the Skate Pass Program to Baldwin Hills Elementary/Gifted Magnet.

October 5, 2010 - Skate Pass and the New PE are featured in Santa Rosa, California's Press Democrat newspaper.

September 23, 2010 - Skate Pass and Kingsway Middle School are featured on ESPN Action Sports.

September 20, 2010 - The City of Miramichi in New Brunswick, Canada is facilitating the Skate Pass program as a trial for their school's physical education classes.

May 27, 2010 - Alton Middle School makes history. They are the first school in Illinois to offer skateboarding in P.E.

May 20, 2010 - Students learn to skateboard to test if skateboarding helps them learn. The first recipient of the Old School Skate Pass Grant, River Springs Charter School, is studying skateboarding's effects on brain function.

May 17, 2010 - Kingsway Regional Middle School makes history as the first school in New Jersey to offer skateboarding in P.E.
Feature Video Story - CBS
Philly Inquirer Article

May 6, 2010 - More than one million students have been approved to skateboard in school because of Skate Pass including students at Brookville Intermediate School, the first school in Ohio to offer skateboarding in P.E.
Feature Video Story - NBC

March 4, 2010 -  Skate Pass awards the X-Grant to Hassan Elementary School in Minnesota. Congratulations to Matt Johnson for all of his hard work! Article correction: Skate Pass is in more than 500 schools in 27 states and three countries.
Read More...  :  Photo: Liz Nelson

January 1, 2010 - Skate Pass has launched their CSPI Online Certification Program. If you teach the Skate Pass program, you can now become a Certified Skate Pass Instructor Level I & Level II online. Skate Pass has made it easy and cost effective to continue your professional development!  More info

October 22, 2009 - Mountain Valley High School makes history. They are the first school in Maine to offer skateboarding in P.E.
Feature News Story - NBC

October 22, 2009 - Hellgate Middle School in Montana makes history by becoming the first school in the state of Montana to skateboard in P.E. class.
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October 1, 2009 - Skate Pass is pleased to announce the Skate Pass X Grant. In collaboration with our associates, we are offering grants ($1,000 each) for partial funding of equipment.
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September 17, 2009 - Skate Pass partnered with John Bowser to award the first ever skateboarding grant, the Old School Skate Pass Grant ($3,300), to River Springs Charter School in Temecula, California.

September 8, 2009 - Skate Pass is featured on the cover of Gopher Sport's fall 2009 catalog. The new distribution agreement will enable Skate Pass to extend its global reach and promote the program more broadly in the US.

June 16, 2009 - Skate Pass makes TrendHunter Magazine's list of 60 Cutting Edge Approaches to Education.

May 15, 2009 - Pennsylvania becomes the 20th state in America to bring skateboarding into school.
Feature News Story - Action News 24
Cover Story (PDF)

March 31, 2009
- Fridley Elementary School in Minnesota makes history. This makes Minnesota the 19th state to welcome the Skate Pass program into schools.
Twin Cities Article...        Star Tribune Article...

March, 2009
- The first Elementary School in Kansas brings Skate Pass to K-5 graders.
Watch the story..

December 5, 2008 - The Alliance for a Healthier Generation (a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation) has approved Skate Pass to be included in their Healthy Schools Program.
More about the Alliance...

November 4, 2008
- Derby Middle School makes history. This makes Kansas the 16th state to welcome the Skate Pass program into schools.
Feature News Story - CBS     


August 17, 2008 - Skate Pass co-founders appeared on Fox & Friends and taught the beginning curriculum to four local NY kids. 
Feature News Story - Fox & Friends National Morning Show

Hundreds of schools across the country have adopted a skateboarding curriculum in their physical education classes.

Skate Pass has been welcomed into California, making history for P.E. and skateboarding once again.
Feature News Story - NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Skate Pass is now operating in Florida, marking the 11th state in the country.
Feature News Story - NBC News


Oregon is the 12th state to welcome Skate Pass into school.
Feature News Story - CBS News


The Weekly Reader magazine featured Skate Pass for their December 8th Cover Story. The magazine is distributed to 500,000 students nationwide.
Read the article: School of Skate (PDF)

School districts from 28 states in the USA including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and internationally in Nova Scotia, Canada and Baden-Württemberg & Bavaria, Germany are teaching the Skate Pass curriculum.


The YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of America, Canada's Active and Safe Routes to School, and the U.S. Army are teaching the Skate Pass program!


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