Welcome to Skate Instructors Association! (Skate IA)
Skate Instructors Association (Skate IA) teaches and certifies skaters how to teach. We offer programs in-person and online, depending on the discipline, see our Programs Page for details.
Skate IA is also a membership organization providing insurance, networking opportunities, marketing advice, continuing education and resources to our Skate Instructor members. We also put on an annual camp for all skaters, not just instructors.
Is your instructor certified? In order to be sure your Instructor is certified and current with the latest teaching techniques, make sure they are listed on our Instructor Search Engine. ONLY the listed Instructors have taken the Certifications, are reliable, insurable and take the opportunity to update their skills through Skate IA. Make sure they are on the list!
Skate IA is also in the business of building all forms of wheeled skating, from supporting skate events with SWAG and funding, to promoting great opportunities to skate on our Events Page. We also support local skate shops who are owned by Certified Instructors, or utilize exclusively, Certified Instructors. Our new site, YouOnSkates is designed to help people learn about all forms of wheeled skating, learn new tricks, see what is new and interesting and to promote those skaters who are teaching and building skaters. We have a great instructor search engine that allows students to easily find instructors in their area. We admit, we need 100’s more instructors to cover all the requests we get for instructors. We support our instructors and our membership has a wealth of talent and we promote them!
Skate IA is in the unique position of offering liability insurance to both individual instructors (skateboard, quad & inline) and to skate schools because other organizations cannot obtain insurance for teaching skateboard, quad or inline except by special and usually expensive means. We are situated to be able to offer annual liability insurance for individuals for about $100 and about $800 for skate schools. Please contact us for details. But your search for insurance, is over. Become certified and get insured.
Level 1 Certification: For inline (rollerblade) and quad (roller) skaters who are interested in learning how to teach skating.
Level 2 Certification: For inline (rollerblade) and quad (roller) skaters who have already completed their Level 1 and who want to improve their teaching abilities and expand the moves they can teach.
Freestyle Slalom Certification: For skaters who are interested in learning how to teach Freestyle Slalom Skating.
The Skateboard Online Certification is already live and ready for potential instructors to sign up. Certified Skateboard Instructors who complete the course will be eligible for liability insurance for individuals or as a school. Getting Skateboard Instructor certified opens up a plethora of summer job opportunities. Get Certified!
The Longboard Certification will launch in Spring, 2015.