To promote the safe and controlled execution of inline skating and bicycle riding through a series of fundamental lessons and exercises, focused on balance, passion and patience.
Hi, my name is Jon Ortiz and I am a Skate IA certified skate instructor. I have been inline skating since I was 11 years old, over two decades later and i'm still in love with skating.. In 1996 I qualified as a professional in the Street/Park discipline on the internationally recognized ASA Pro Tour as well as the IISS skate series, garnering multiple sponsorships and contest awards while traveling around the globe. I began teaching kids how to skate the day I turned pro, and happily continue to do so with a smile on my face. Allow me to share the fun and joy..
Learn how to skate, stop, turn and even fall properly (with full protective gear of course!!).. Master the basics with a private lesson, or step it up and participate in my Central Park group exploration adventures and skate outs. Beginners all the way up to expert skatepark enthusiasts are welcome, we do it all..
Or learn how to ride a bicycle using my time tested techniques, i'm right next to you every step of the way. If you don't currently own a bicycle, I can even provide you with one via NYC's Citibike program. Both being cousins in the action sports, skates and bikes are very similar in principles of balance and locomotion. Young or not so young, take advantage of being in the greatest city on Earth for bike riding or inline skating.
Enjoy private or group lessons in inline skating, or private lessons in bicycle riding. Visit the Contact page to get started, or check the Calendar for group skate out dates in Central Park..