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Every year Totem Skate School provide private and group skateboard coaching sessions to thousands of young people around Sydney and New South Wales. Our skateboard lessons are run by experienced coaches who live and breathe the sport.

It is this experience mixed with our genuine love of working with young people that sets us apart from the rest.

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Every year Totem Skate School provide private and group skateboard coaching sessions to thousands of young people around Sydney and New South Wales. Our skateboard lessons are run by experienced coaches who live and breathe the sport.

It is this experience mixed with our genuine love of working with young people that sets us apart from the rest.

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SKATE. CREATE. EMPOWER

Established in 2010 Totem Skateboarding (Aka Totem Skate School) facilitate skateboard coaching and events around Sydney and across New South Wales. We provide after and in school activities including private and group skate coaching, demonstrations, competitions, corporate and team building events, school holiday programs, community fun-days, birthday parties and general skateboarding workshops.

Totem believe in developing self esteem, personal identity and self image through positive attitudes and activities - Skateboarding is simply our vehicle for this message. 

 

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Testimonials


Totem Skate School have inspired countless people to get out and active over the years. Get a personal behind the scenes look at the benefits our private coaching, community events and school holiday skate programs have had on the lives of some great people. 

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Totem Skate School have inspired countless people to get out and active over the years. Get a personal behind the scenes look at the benefits our private coaching, community events and school holiday skate programs have had on the lives of some great people. 

Amanda and Lucas 6 years old

When my son Lucas began kindergarten earlier this year, he lacked confidence in his abilities as a student. Learning to skate with Nigel has taught Lucas that achievement comes through practice and dedication. Lucas used to give up easily when what he desired wasn’t met on the first go. Skateboarding has shown him that progress is made little by little, through focus and desire. Skateboarding is Lucas’ passion right now, but I think the real reason why it has been so positive for Lucas is because of Nigel. Nigel is an incredible influence on Lucas; he has a natural confidence, a genuine joy for life and an amazing ability to understand, relate to, and communicate with children.

We have seen a tremendous change in Lucas over the past few months; he has found a sport he loves, and through progress and encouragement he feels empowered. He has a more constructive view of the process of learning because of the supportive relationship he has developed with Nigel, and his love for skateboarding. I am so grateful to have found Nigel, and Totem Skate School.

 

Craig, Sam 8 and Charlie 6

The boys had a great time.  I was really impressed with the whole operation.  I would not have believed you could have five young boys do a skateboarding workshop and not come home with at least one decent scrape or bruise.  Their confidence increased from day one and couldn’t wait to show us what they were learning.

Nigel was fantastic and he has 7 groupies!  The parents all had the best to say.

 

Lucy, Weave Youth Services Kool Kids Club

Thank you so much for organising the coaches for our skate day. What a dedicated team you have.

We had a fantastic day and the coaches were great. Nigel and Chris had so much energy and stayed around to see the kids paint their skate boards. 

It is so incredible when you come across people that give so much, they coached the kids for hours and really responded well to all the kids needs. 

I would commend them on the day, it was so fantastic and the kids had the best time. Thank you so much. How they work with the kids is really in line with how Kool Kids work. 

Chris even gave one of the kids his shirt as one of the boys loved it. 

 

"THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER!"

 

Priscilla Hester, Leeton Youth Committee, Leeton Shire Council

The Leeton Youth Committee is a sub committee of the Leeton Shire Council and has a leading role in programs for young people and involving youth actively in these programs.

Nigel and David Cameron have been active members of the committee for many years now. They have been an asset to the committee and we have watched them over the last several years take on more responsibility and step up to leadership roles in the many projects that we have initiated for the youth of the Riverina. 

Their energy and initiative in working on projects is wonderful and they have a special talent in communicating with young people. They have been valued mentors to those younger than themselves and taken time to pass on skills and give guidance. 

I am very pleased to recommend their project to you. David and Nigel have been accredited coaches for years now and have gained experience working with young people, organising skate competitions and music events. The Totem Skate School project is a unique one that I believe will be, not only entertaining for young people, but help them gain confidence and skills they will continue to develop. It would be a wonderful benefit to special needs youth particularly.  

 

Cindy Smith, Gundagai Youth Council

 "Totem Skate School absolutley made the day for us at our Skatepark opening in Gundagai.  Their team is extremely professional, friendly and have the patience of angels!  They taught over fifty kids, young and 'not so young', the basics of skateboarding at our park on the day and introduced our community for the first time to what skateboarding is all about - friendship, respect and FUN!!  We could not have hoped for a more fitting start to our skateparks life and if you dont have Totem Skate School booked for your park opening then your community is truly missing out. Thanks Aimee, Nige and Dave you are all so committed, caring and passionate in your work and it has been great to see that rub off on our Skatepark kids, they are all praised for their excellent behaviour and attitude towards other 'spark' users. Thank you so much and can't wait to have you down this way again!"

 

Tanya Sassoon, Mother of Ty, 6yrs

I just wanted to thank you so very much for the awesome 6th Birthday Party made possible by Totem Skate School.

My son Ty is obsessed with skating and when he suggested going to the Monster Skate Park in

Homebush I was really worried about how to deliver a party different to all others he had been to, yet close enough to Bondi so his friends could come. I then remembered the sticker that we were given one Sunday afternoon when Ty was at the skate park at Bondi Beach.

On contacting Aimee was met with a prompt reply and great communication, I was able to secure the date that I wanted at a more than reasonable price at a location that ensured Ty’s friends would come.

On the day of the party Nigel turned up with another member of the team well prepared with a demeanour that ensured all kids felt safe and welcome, most importantly those who had never touched a skateboard. Every child was provided a board and helmet with a smile.

 The kids were divided into 2 groups, those with experience and those without allowing the less patient kids to start skating while those who needed it were given instruction and time allowing them to get excited and prepared to have a go.

 Every child left the party having said that it was awesome, no one had had a party like it and many of them stating that they wanted the same when it was their birthday.

 Thank you Totem for making Ty’s 6th birthday so memorable and enjoyable, we highly recommend anyone considering this as an option.

 

 

Paul Nichols, Recreation Development Officer - Parramatta City Council

 

Parramatta City Council’s Recreation Programs and Services team play a key role in facilitating, supporting and advocating sport and recreation opportunities to strive for a healthy and physically active Parramatta. Running for at least 15 years, our school holidays activities program gives kids from the ages of 5 to 12 the opportunity to experience a new sport or recreation activity for free. These introductory activities are designed to be fun and engaging and act as a pathway towards a child participating in a particular sport into the future.

 For our winter school holidays program I contacted Aimee from Totem Skate School to see if they could deliver a skateboarding activity for us. From my initial conversations with Aimee I could tell that they were a very professional outfit and would be able to deliver what we needed. I wasn’t wrong.

 On the day Nige and his team were exceptional! The way they engaged with the kids was impressive as they made sure everyone was safe and having fun. The kids absolutely loved learning how to skateboard and didn’t want to leave when the session finished. It was one of the best school holiday activities that I have been involved with and Parramatta City Council looks forward to working with Aimee and her team from Totem Skate School in the near future.