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More Girls Skateboarding

Rob shares this picture with the caption – Every year tons of girls are coming into skating and I’m blessed to be one of few that get to train and build confidence within them and further grow the sport!

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Below Rob “I don’t work, I just have fun!”


A few more of Rob – some with his students & Roy who also teaches at Rob Skate Academy and yes Rob has on occasion taken “cat naps”.


Thanks Rob for sharing and as you say “Teaching Life”!


More girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding and get encouragement – please share your stories like Rob did.  Skateboarding is sport, art, exercise, transportation, and self-confidence building.  Till next time keep it stylish on & off the board.






Shreducate Sharing Skateboarding

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Shreducate offers skateboarding lessons, camps, skatepark tours, and birthday parties.  And you know the photos I love the most are of the girls.

Above coach Eric showing Morgan how to drop in. And below a picture from this week’s camp at Volcom park where 6 of the 16 campers are skater girls.

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More girls skate when they see girls skateboarding and get encouragement – so hurray to Shreducate for supporting & encouraging skaters.

Actions speak louder than words below Teagan giving a helping hand to Autumn.  Kindness grows kindness.  And children model the behaviors they see so keep it stylish on & off the board.

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LIT Leader in Training – Who’s Leading Who

This week’s LIT Leader in Training Adventure – didn’t start off as expected.  I got sick, sent home and only went for 2 days.

I love my other LITs (aka the Green Shirts) & the Red Shirts.

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And most of all I love the campers.  If you haven’t heard I started out as a camper.

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And way back then there were 3 girls in the skate camp – an all time high!  This week lots of girls.

I want to be friends with my fellow skateboarders and camp gives you the time to get to know people & make friends.  Now I know it’s in the rules that you’re not supposed to get attached to your campers – but I think that must be for the red shirts or blue shirts not for me.

Two years ago I met Gui and now I get to watch him skate around the world and celebrate his being the youngest to land a 720.


He was always a better skater & it’s because of him I even drop in on a vert ramp or looked up where in the world Brazil is.


Gui with his sister Rafaela (the fashionista in the family)

His enthusiasm is contagious & that’s what I love about so many of the campers – they come with this “can do” attitude.  And by Friday they are doing – here’s a video from the 6/15/16 Lunch Show

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So maybe the LITs are the ones wearing the Green Shirts,  but I think the real leaders in skate camp are the kids because they lead us back to what skateboarding is really about – having fun & believing you can land that trick.

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I hope that years from now I’ll still be friends & still be learning from my campers.  Another example where age is just a number – it’s the vibe that matters – me with Kirra.

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LIT friend Cole who unfortunately broke his arm on Friday #pray4cole

Day 2 Skate Camp Still Sick

Day 2 and I’m on the couch watching more princess movies.

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Obviously I’m not multi-tasking today.  So here’s a post on Tara who is multitasking with her skateboard!  I’m in love with this picture of her skateboarding and pushing the stroller.


More girls skateboard when they see stylish skater girls.  Take time to share your pictures & stories.  Hoping everyone stays healthy & I make it to camp for day 3.


Day 1 of Camp & I’m Sick

I had big expectations for this week. I was so excited to be an LIT in skate camp at the Ecke YMCA.  

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Day 1 was a bust. I woke up sick, got sent home & watched princess movies instead of skating with my campers. 

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As I have a fever of 106 & no appetite – I might be watching more movies tomorrow. 

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I like my princesses strong.  They can fight & are worth fighting for!

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And I like handholding in skateboarding so I hope I’m better soon.  I miss you Kirra & all the other campers. 


Women’s Longboard Camp

I take skateboard lessons because they’re fun and I go and help at camps because that’s fun.   Can you learn to skate on your own – sure, but why would you want to when you can skate with friends!

Here’s a camp that I feel has the right idea.

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The caption – We love what we do and we do it together!

I think that’s stylish on & off the board.  By the way the March camp was in Portugal, June will be Stuttgart, and August in France.  Traveling is super stylish with your board!

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Share the News – Girls Week @Element YMCA Skate Camp

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As a believer that more girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding and get encouragement – I think this Element Camp is worth sharing – so keep sharing the news – July 17 – 22nd #girlscanskate & will be at Element YMCA Skate Camp!

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I hope to see tons of pictures & hear stories about everything that goes on.

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thanks to ElementSkate Like a GirlMahfia TVHooplaMeowSkate Witches and everyone else who’s making #elementgirlsweek reality!