October 22 Update:

Hey everyone, I missed two KEY things in this newsletter!

  1. We have moved our classes to Marymoor Park at the Athletic Slab adjacent to the Velodrome and the Climbing Wall. You will need to bring a $1 bill to pay for parking (they don’t take cards!)    6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052 it’s just west of the velodrome and there are bathrooms.
  • Jay is offering a Slalom class for 50 minutes. It’s a group class where you each get your own line of cones 10 feet apart! It starts at 3pm. Email trish@skatejourneys.org if you want to attend, it’s $20 for the full 50 minutes with Jay.  Saturday 3pm to 3:50pm

While it might be chilly this weekend, it looks to be sunny, so grab your gloves, a warm coat and join us for our classes this weekend. Quick thanks to the staff who manage to keep their schedules open so we can sporadically plan classes.  J

We will have classes both Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm both days.

The new link will ask you to pay. If you have already paid, or have class packages, you can use this code which will allow you to choose your class without paying. Please purchase your class if you don’t have any on your account (we are sending you, shortly, an email to you if you have classes on your account.)

The promo code for these classes is (contact us for details) (that gives you a 100% discount on the registration price)

Couple of things to note: Please make sure you choose the level and age for you. We have some instructors who are great with kids while others great with adults. We have a few that teach both. If you want an Parent/Kid class, Rose & Makarand are your best choice! Choose two B1 spots in a row.

If you want to take YOUR FIRST CLASS you can use this link:

If you are returning to classes, whether it’s your second or sixty, here is your link:

This is all new and so your patience and grace are appreciated. Please reach out to Trish@skatejourneys.org if you have any questions, issues or comments.

And, while our texting function isn’t quite ready, know that you will get an email directly from us if there are any changes to your class including a reminder the morning of your class.

And we intended to get this out earlier today and it didn’t happen!

Okay, that is it, here we go!

Trish & the Crew who make Skate Journeys happen every week.

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Weekly update Oct 8, 2020:

Hello everyone,

We have reached the point in Fall where the weather has turned and we will only occasionally offer outdoor classes. We cancelled classes last week and we will only schedule classes that we believe can happen – so when the weather prediction suggest it’s safe to schedule we will offer classes…. But more news on more classes and I’m getting ahead of myself, let me share where we are going from here:

  1. Outdoor classes will be scheduled in a new way. The Google document we have used for the past several months is no longer being used. We have created a new online self-scheduling option where you choose the day and hour and it gives you available teachers and levels and you can select the class. If you have classes on file you simply use those, or you can buy a class. There will be a tutorial for them when it comes time to book your class and we intend it occurs with ease.
  2. When we know we can offer classes, we will send you an email through this method (this newsletter), so make sure, if you want to know when we will have classes, that you have this email in your safe-sender file. That may require you to occasionally look at your clutter/junk. (and we intend we are not clutter or junk to you!)
  3. Online Classes. Yup, we are moving to offering, in addition to in-person classes, ONLINE classes. This will include a variety of offerings utilizing our instructors as well as pulling in national instructors who have created online programming too.
    1. Trish will start with offering online classes for After School that can either be watched live, or can be pulled anytime as they will be recorded. Other offerings will include B1 classes, Roller fitness (and movement classes) Afterschool Classes and after we are set, we will start adding additional levels- the classes will be both group (on Zoom) and private lessons.
    1. We intend that you can do the ONLINE classes indoors in the garage, small spaces like your kitchen and also, for Roller Fitness you can download the document and skate outside following the list of skills to do that match the video.
  4. How you can help: We are looking for any outdoor, covered parking garages or covered spaces we can use that are basically flat to offer in-person classes. Please send me addresses to ANY spaces that we can rent inexpensively and I’ll spend the weekends driving around to find them. We have insurance that will cover the location from Liability so it’s very possible to get agreement from people who need to bring in extra income. We are looking to do this legally J  The space we need can be the size of Crossroads Bball court, where we can offer simultaneous classes with social distancing and hopefully bathrooms. And classes can occur on weekdays or weekends, depending on when the space is available for our use.
  5. Stay tuned while we move into this new season of creating ourselves anew. It’s an exciting time, and we believe we have a lot of possibility. Underneath all our choices and new programming is our intention to teach and transform lives through roller and inline skating.

Trish & the Crew who make Skate Journeys happen every week.

Later, skaters,

Our offices are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays as Lisa and I rest and rejuvenate for the work week ahead.

Trish Alexander, Director
Skate Journeys Skate School                         
www.skatejourneys.org                                  
trish@skatejourneys.org                                 
206-276-9328     

Mission Statement: Teaching and transforming lives through inline and roller skating

Learn the Grapevine. Trish created an 8 minute video via Facebook live. Here it the link. https://www.facebook.com/SkateIA/videos/281403402876109/

How to buy skates: https://www.facebook.com/SkateIA/videos/236497830932851/  Filmed this in Shop-Task. Learn how to select your next pair of skates.

Skate Maintenance Video  https://www.facebook.com/trish.alexander.376/videos/10222226803607365/

July 18, 2020

Skaters we have returned to classes with social distancing. We have classes for beginners and those in B2 through Level 5. We offer classes outdoors at Crossroads park at the Basketball court on NE 8th Classes are 20 minutes in duration with social distances. More advanced adults are taught in the Kindering parking lot with lots of wide open space while kids are taught on the loop and using half the basketball court. We have benches for you to get your skates on and off, hand sanitizer and ask you to wear a mask. We believe it is working well as we are having 100 returning students to the classes. If you want to pair up with a sibling or friend, you can combine your classes for 40 minutes with 2 of you and 60 minutes with 3 of you. You can find the sign up sheet in the link below. You find a space (not in yellow) and fill out the students name (parent name if applicable) and any gear or skates you need! If you don’t spaces reach out to trish at skatejourneys.org to assist you. You can book up to just minutes before the class starts if it is open.

A few people have asked how to cancel from their classes or to move them:

  1. We request 2 hours notice (or more) to cancel your class. If you are a no show, or less than 4 hours, we will send you a $10 cancellation fee to pay. These are private lessons and so we are reserving a spot just for you. If we fill the class, you will not be charged. It’s just so we can pay our instructor for their time.
  2. We will put our schedule out about once a week. We added instructors so we should have plenty of openings. 

The Rules and requests (things like masks, when to arrive, etc) are listed at the top of each page.

What if it rains? Class Status/Weather  and it will tell you what is going on in terms of classes.

Please let us know if you have any questions, or cannot find a slot, often I can move things around.

Best, Trish & the CREW!

www.skatejourneys.org

trish@skatejourneys.org

Hello everyone,

Once again another exciting week for us at Skate Journeys! Let’s get going!

  1. Our offices are closed June 28 through July 7th as staff all take our first and much needed vacation
  2. We do not have classes on the Fourth of July weekend
  3. We have a new way to sign up for classes and we now have 3 instructors, 2 for kids and Trish for Adults
  4. Here is the link where you can sign up as a returning student for classes https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lVil_w2B7Z-XbMfZP7v-hkzufJj5bssv4SfEveBruEg/edit#gid=515474834
    1. Classes cost $20 for 20 minutes and it’s a private lesson. You must purchase any classes prior to taking your class J
    1. You can use your indoor class packages for these outdoor classes
    1. When they are used up, you can purchase $20 private lessons in 1,2,3,4,5 packs (up to $100) These lessons must be used by Sept 15th
    1. If you are bringing kids, please have them use the bathroom first, we cannot take them to the restroom, due to covid, and assist your child in the bathroom
    1. EVERYONE, including parents who drop off kids must wear a mask. No exceptions and thanks!
    1. Due to covid, please bring your own helmet. Bike helmets are fine
    1. Usually we help with getting the gear adjusted, we are not able to do that at this time and we can help you assist with the gear, from a distance
    1. We are using the Challenge Document for teaching and you will be given one at your class, please bring it to class each week so the instructor can see where you are at your learning, and what to work on. (see attached)
    1. We will keep families together. Each person can book up to 20 minutes except when there is 4, we consider it a group lesson and 4 will get 60 minutes
    1. Classes are at Crossroads, enter on NE 8th. We are at the upper basketball court adjacent to the big picnic shelter. The hoop is blocked off so we use the whole court and the loop.

We will start our Skate-Athon after the holiday on July 10th and you are welcome to set up your fundraising site now. This is a chance for you to set a goal and to reach for that goal. The Skate-athon is a fundraiser that each of you take on, get a few pledges and go skate. And we have fully matching funds for the skate athon so if you bring in just $25 in pledges, it garners us $50. Here is the link to check it out. https://skatejourneys.org/?page_id=2460

MINI CAMPS & Weekday Classes for kids:  We will set up in mid June a chance for you to bring your kids to Crossroads (and we might move them to JDS, the outdoor space) for 60 and 90 minute classes during the week and for a Mini Camp. We will be in touch with what that looks like after our holiday. We also intend to do the “Cul-de-sac” classes where neighborhoods who are currently all playing together can have their own mini camp delivered to them. The little van is all set up for this—so stay tuned.

We are still in need of a computer! And thanks for considering donated us one!  

And note that our offices are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays as Lisa and I rest and rejuvenate for the work week ahead.

Trish Alexander, Director
Skate Journeys Skate School                         
www.skatejourneys.org                                  
trish@skatejourneys.org                                 
206-276-9328     

Mission Statement: Teaching and transforming lives through inline and roller skating

Learn the Grapevine. Trish created an 8 minute video via facebook live. Here it the link. https://www.facebook.com/SkateIA/videos/281403402876109/

How to buy skates: https://www.facebook.com/SkateIA/videos/236497830932851/  Filmed this in Shop-Task. Learn how to select your next pair of skates.

Skate Maintenance Video  https://www.facebook.com/trish.alexander.376/videos/10222226803607365/We have another weekend of classes scheduled at Crossroads Park for new and returning students…and it looks like rain. However, I’ll drive the van over and hang out and hopefully teach between raindrops.

We are in need of a newish computer as our old donated Surface has exceeded it’s ability to hook to the new Ethernet/Router standards. It doesn’t need to be super powerful, as we are not opening 15 windows on it, but if you have a donation, we’d happily come by and get it from you. By newish, 3 years old or so is great, but you likely know more than we do about what might work. It’s for our HR director. And thanks!

Trish Alexander, Director
Skate Journeys Skate School                         
www.skatejourneys.org                                  
trish@skatejourneys.org                                 
206-276-9328   

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