June 26/20

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/

June 19/2020

Hi everyone,

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!

The Skate-athon will occur in July.

Camp Counselors (former) we are having a zoom social for everyone on June 27th, can you make it? RSVP to trish@skatejourneys.org

We have changed so much of how we are doing things to adapt for our private lesson programs. Here are a couple of things to note:

For all classes & camps:

          We have a new Hold Harmless agreement as suggested by our Insurance company. It basically says that we are doing everything we can to assist you in avoiding covid-19, but that we cannot prevent it. It’s a new document so you will need to sign it via Docusign, so it’s all online and we can maintain a no-touch system at the classes.

Weekend Classes:

  1. Your classes count one each towards a 20 minute private lesson with the instructor (we are adding more instructors)
  2. If your class package is more than a year old there are no refunds but your classes never expire (they convert to coupons) so you can be assured that they will be waiting for you when we return to classes indoors (and we will when it’s safe) or you can use them for our weekend classes.
  3. It is likely that when we return to indoor classes they will be much smaller and likely a bit more expensive, so it’s an incentive to keep your packages that you have now.
  4. After your class packages are gone, you can buy our private lessons in $20 increments (20 minutes for $20)
  5. Here is the link to register if you are a returning student: https://calendly.com/trishskates/private-lessons—returning-students  you just choose the time you want to take for the class, fill out the four questions and arrive and ready to go at the allotted time (Parents, bring socks and make sure they have had a bathroom break before the class).
  6. Siblings and families can take classes together. For instance a family of three can book 3 20 minute classes and get a full hour (this may change but it’s what we are doing now). Families of 4 or more get charged for 4 classes, but we only offer it in 60 minute totals for 4 or more.
  7. The van is available so you can borrow skates and gear.
  8. If you have friends who want to join as a new student to the school, we have an updated page to our website that guides then on the new procedures. They start with creating an account for the parent/skater and then reach out to Lisa and she gives them the Calendly link to schedule and then they pay.

Camps and weekday classes this summer for kids:

  1. We have refunded everyone for our summer camps
  2. We intend to have Mini-Camps in August. 90 minutes each, 3 kids and 1 or 2 instructors max. They won’t play with the rest of the group but there will be up to 4 or 5 of these groups (max 15
  3. We have had requests for what we are calling Cul de Sac classes (neighborhood kids) and camps and we are working on accommodating that. Reach out to us if you want to have these classes. And yes we can provide skates and gear for these classes and camps.

Donors thank you!

A huge shout-out to all our parents who donated some of their CAMP refunds back to us to cover our hard costs. We gratefully received: $3450.00  That is amazing. THANKYOU!

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/

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