Skateboarding camps & lessons, beginners to advanced, in St. Petersburg, Florida

Our Staff

School of Skatin welcomes Jake White to our staff. Jake has 15 years of skateboarding experience and a decade of mentoring skateboarders. Jake is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and has ridden for numerous skateshops around the country.  Jake made his way to Florida about 6 years ago to attend Ringling College of Art and Design  where he earned his BFA in film. You can find Jake street skating in his spare time, working part time at Anchor Skate Supply, filming skateboarding, and working on other film projects. Give Jake a follow n instagram @holographicjake 

  • Skimboarding for 13 years
  • Professional status 2 years
  • Competes in Pro events
  • Skim Instructor 2 years 
  • Skateboarding 8 years
  • Home Madeira Beach Florida
  • Sponsors: Zap Skimboards, Overhead Surf Shop, White Organic Pelican Sun Paste, Run Drop Slide.  

Jay Turner Owner

With over 30 years of skateboarding experience and 20 years of teaching... School of Skatin will be an experience you won't forget. The School of Skatin was established in 2007 with one goal in mind to pass along and teach the gift of skateboarding.  

Our Mission at School of Skatin is to provide excellence in skateboarding  for all who wish to attend. In addition, we strive to create a positive learning environment for all students (Skaters) at all levels, and for skaters of all backgrounds. Any and all aspects and concepts skateboarding are incorporated in our School of Skatin programs. We cater to all levels and ages beginner to advanced.  We teach the basics of skateboarding such as stance, pushing and riding to more advance street and skatepark disciplines. If you are looking to learn the basics or go beyond the average skateboarder , then the School of Skatin is for you.

Beginners to advance level skaters will learn something new every day from our experienced instructors! Have fun, make friends, and learn a life long skill that will last a lifetime! All Staff members go through extensive background checks.

We are stoked to welcome Zack Carter to our staff and incorporate skimboarding into our  Summer Program. Zack is a Professional skimboarder and skim instructor. Zack also rips on a skateboard! Zack also teaches private skimboarding lessons and holds Seasonal Skim Camps. You can message Zack on Instagram for more info @cackzarter453

School of Skatin
​About Us 

Zack Carter Professional Skimboarder and  Instructor 

Jacob White Lead Skateboard Instructor

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  • Began skateboarding in 1984
  • Competed in top amateur skateboarding competitions 1987 - 1995
  • Team rider for Legendary Inland Surf Shop and other top skateboarding brands
  • ​​Owner 688 Skatepark Florida's largest indoor skatepark 1999- 2010​ Established The Skateboarding Association of America A national top amateur skateboarding contest series 2000 - 2010
  • Owner of 688 Skateshop/ Operated Ross Norton Skatepark Clearwater FL  2005 - 2014
  • Professional Skateboarding Judge for ASA Entertainment. Judged top ranked street and vertical professional skateboarding competitions  all over Europe and the U.S. 2004 - 2009
  • Operations Manager at the Skatepark of Tampa 2016 - 2017
  • Established the School of Skatin 2007 - present
  • Co-Founder of the St.Petersburg Skatepark Alliance. Advocated for the construction of the St.Petersburg Regional Skatepark in Downtown St.Petersburg Florida. a 1.25 million dollar project which is Florida's largest public skatepark. 2014 - Present