Category Archives: Skatepark

Intermediate Skater School

Come learn the finer points of skating from two of our best skateboarding instructors, Johnnie Wilson and James Munro.  This four day series is for those skaters who already have a handle on getting around on a board, but want to improve their skills and learn how to approach the more difficult maneuvers.  (Our park is now a skate-at-your-own risk park that is open from sun-up to sun-down.  It will be closed during these sessions to everyone outside this class to ensure each skater is given the individual space and attention required for success.)

  • Tuesdays and Thursday, April 24th, 26th, May 1st,  & 3rd — afternoons from 4:00 to 5:30*
  • Cost $150** for all four sessions
  • Space is limited to 10
  • Helmets and Pads are required!

* rain dates with be arranged                                                                                                                                              **$40 per day

Skater School for beginners

The Friends of Madison Youth are very excited to once again be offering lessons for wanna-be skaters on our skatepark .  This 5 day “school” will be held the week of April 2nd though the 6th, 2012 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.   Two of our most experienced skaters, who have both taught for us in the past, will be working together to provide each new skater with a basic understanding of art of skateboarding.  Emphasis will be placed on safety and helmets/pads are required!   They will be starting from the ground up, but will gear the lessons to suit each child’s ability levels.

  • Week of Monday April 2nd 9th through Friday April 6th 13th, 2012
  • Instruction will take place from 4:00pm until 5:30pm  (Park will be open until sun-down)
  • Instructors:  Johnny Wilson and James Munro
  • Cost is $150*  (PayPal on this site under “Buy Event Tickets”) or $35/day (pay in-person only)
  • Space is limited to 12
  • Age 6 and up
  • Must have a skateboard, helmet, and pads

*$10 discount for siblings

Please call the Arts Barn if you have questions; 203-245-2689

Madison Arts Barn Skate Park gets a facelift

Madison college and high school students lead by Charlie Stemen have recently been working hard on giving the Madison Arts Barn Skate Park a facelift.

With support and donated paint by the Friends of Madison Youth Board, Charlie, his brother Nate, and a number of their friends have repainted the whole park with a graffiti style paint job. James Munro has also been tearing down the dilapidated park features and taking care of overgrown weeds and leaf piles.

The spruce up was initiated by Charlie Stemen who wrote a letter to the FMY Board and was later invited to a FMY Board meeting. The Board approved the project and a skateboard and video editing camp that Charlie proposed to run in August. The cleanup is in anticipation of the camp. Take a look at the pictures to give you an example of their creative works.