Skate Skool: Ages 11-17


Wed Feb 15 2023 at 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm


House of Vans Chicago | Chicago, IL

For beginners, we will cover the basics of skateboarding. For kids who know the basics, we will focus on techniques and more advanced tricks
About this Event

For jr. shredders that are just starting out on a skateboard and want to learn the basics like stance, pushing, turning and stopping.

For kids who know the basics, we will focus on techniques for developing board control through moves such as ollies, shove-its, body varials and other beginner level tricks. These tricks will then be applied to the flatground, ramps and other built obstacles during the session.


Note: a legal guardian must be present and sign waiver upon entry to the skatepark.

Rules & Important Information:
RSVP Required ~ Limit 1 ticket per child.
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Park Rules and Regulations

• All participants will be allowed to use the skatepark (the “Park”) if they are wearing full protective gear, including, but not limited to, a helmet and hard-shell elbow and knee pads. Helmets must always be buckled while in the Park. Skaters 18 years of age or older may elect to not wear a helmet, knee pads or elbow pads subject to signing the Park’s Waiver and Release of Liability and Express Assumption of Risk (“Waiver”). A parent or legal guardian may waive the requirement to have their minor child wear elbow and knee pads while skateboarding by signing the Waiver but a helmet is still required. For Vans Skate Skool classes, minors are required to wear a helmet, elbow and knee pads.

• All participants must have a signed Waiver on file with the Park. Participants under the age of 18 must have their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) sign the Waiver, in the presence of a Park employee or a notary public (there are no exceptions to this rule).

• The Park is for skateboarding only. All other uses are prohibited.

• Skateboarding is a hazardous activity.

• You are entering the Park at your own risk. The Park is not responsible for the theft, damage or destruction of your equipment or property. Know your limits and abilities – you are responsible for your own safety.

• No spectators are permitted in the designated skate park area without Park staff approval.

• All participants must always ride safely and avoid collisions with other participants, Park staff and other individuals. Be respectful -- profanity, abusive language, fighting or other aggressive, intimidating, threatening, abusive, insulting, offensive, discriminatory, objectionable or disruptive behavior or conduct in whatever form will result in ejection from the Park and may result in a permanent ban from the Park.

• No one is allowed inside the Park when the facility is closed.

• Please only ride in designated areas and on approved obstacles and features.

• No one under the age of six (6) years old shall be allowed into the skating area of the Park. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

• No contests of any kind are allowed in the Park unless organized and administered by the Park staff.

• No scooters, Razors, wave boards, or other wheeled or motorized vehicles or devices are permitted in the Park.

• No lessons, instruction, clinics, classes, or camps are permitted in the Park unless organized and administered by Park staff.

• No smoking, chewing tobacco, gum chewing or alcoholic beverages or drugs of any kind are permitted inside the Park. Participants must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while using the Park.

• Graffiti, tagging, or destruction of or defacing property is strictly prohibited.

• Commercial photography and videography inside the Park are not permitted unless approved by Park staff.

• No outside skate obstacles, equipment, props or apparatus may be brought into the Park without approval of Park staff.

• No pets are permitted inside the Park.

• No food or drink may be brought into the Park and participants may only consume food and drink in the designated areas. No glass bottles are permitted inside the Park. Non-skate/rider equipment or gear, and any other items, must be stored in locations outside the skate area.

• Shirts and shoes must always be worn while in the Park.

• The Park will be closed during inclement weather.

• All equipment used must be in good condition and not damage the Park or its structures.

• Park staff reserve the right to eject anyone from the Park at any time for any reason.


In consideration of Vans, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc. (the “Company”), permitting me to attend and/or participate in the House of Vans Event (“Event”), by attending the Event, I hereby agree as follows:


I represent that I am physically fit to attend the Event and/or other related activities in connection therewith (collectively, the “Activities”), and have not been advised otherwise by a medical practitioner. I agree to comply with all applicable safety rules for the Activities, and not to act recklessly or carelessly during the Activities in a manner that can jeopardize my safety or the safety of other participants in the Activities.


I hereby acknowledge that my participation in the Activities is or may be inherently dangerous, and that my participation in the Activities may, in certain instances, involve risk to me of serious injury or even loss of life, and also involves the risk of severe economic and property loss and damage. I understand that all of the foregoing risks may result from the actions, negligence and/or failure to act of myself and others (including, but not limited to, other participants in the Activities) and the challenges of the Activities or equipment used (whether I use my own equipment or equipment provided by the Company). I also understand that there may be risks involved which are not known to me or to the “Releasees” (defined below) and may not be foreseen or reasonably foreseeable by myself or the Releasees at this time or at the time of the Activities in which I may participate. I represent and warrant that I am adequately prepared to participate in the Activities and that I will use proper equipment to participate in the Activities. I further acknowledge that I have responsibility for my own health, welfare and safety during my participation in the Activities, and I assume all risks with full knowledge thereof, and I hereby irrevocably, for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns:

a. I hereby waive, release and discharge any and all claims that I now have or may, in the future, have against the Company and its parents, and its and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, heirs, assigns, officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, agents or any one or more of them or their executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, affiliates, licensees, successors, or assigns and other related parties (collectively, the “Releasees”), including, without limitation, any and all claims for damage or personal injury, whether or not caused by the negligence of any of them, arising out of my participation in the Activities, including claims resulting from the use of my equipment used during the Activities or equipment provided to me by the Company for the Activities and related activities, together with any costs, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, that may be incurred as a result of such a claim, whether valid or not.

b. I hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless and reimburse for future losses the Releasees and each of them, against any and all claims, demands or causes of action that I or any one or more of my or their executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, or assigns may assert or which are in any way connected with my participation in the Activities, and against any costs, including attorneys’ fees, with respect thereto. Such indemnification shall extend to any claim that might be asserted by others against me that also names the Releasees.

This Waiver and Release (‘Release”) has been executed voluntarily and knowingly by me with the express intention of affecting the legal consequences of a General Release in accordance with state law.


In connection with any injury I may sustain or illness or other medical conditions I may experience during my participation in the Activities, I hereby authorize and consent to any emergency first aid, Medic*tion, medical treatment or surgery deemed necessary by any medical personnel.


Further, in consideration for being permitted to participate in the Activities and/or attend the Event, I hereby irrevocably grant to Company a perpetual, worldwide, unlimited, fully paid-up right and license: (i) for use of any photograph(s), images, recordings, likeness of me, etc., and any related information or data, made or taken by Company at the Event (“Images”) in promotional materials for the Event, exploitation of the Event, and other general advertising/promotional uses for the Vans brand and ancillary related uses (“Intended Use”), and I furthermore acknowledge and agree that Company may make any and all uses thereof as it may deem in its sole discretion in connection with the advertising and promotion of Vans and its brand image in any and all media channels whatsoever, including but not limited to the Intended Use; and (ii) use of my name and likeness in connection with the Images for the Intended Use. I agree that I have no right to any payment or accounting from Company in connection with the foregoing and that I will make no claims for compensation against Company, nor by virtue hereof do I acquire any right or interest in or to any of Company or any of its property including intellectual properties.


This Release shall be binding upon, and shall inure to the benefit of, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns. This Release and the rights granted hereby may be freely assigned in whole or in part, by the Company but may not be assigned by me without the Company’s prior written consent (at its sole discretion). I hereby certify and represent that I have read the foregoing, fully understand the meaning and effect thereof and am agreeing to the foregoing by attending the Event voluntarily. I understand that by attending the Event and entering into this Release, I have given up substantial rights. This Release shall be governed by the laws of the State of California applicable to agreements executed and to be fully performed therein (without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof). If I file a lawsuit against the Company or any of the Releasees, I agree to do so solely in the state of California, in Los Angeles County. I acknowledge that this Release constitutes the entire understanding between me, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other hand, regarding the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings and that any modifications or amendments hereto must be in writing signed by the parties hereto. I agree that if any portion of this Release is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. I represent and warrant that I am at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity and legal authority to enter into this Release by attending the Event or participating in the Activities.


All attendees must comply with the House of Vans Safety Policy

We ask that you not attend if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your party:

Within 14 days before attending a HOV event you have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19;

Within 48 hours prior to attending a HOV event, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);

Within 14 days prior to attending a HOV event, you have travelled to any international territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.

Department of Public Health Guidance on COVID-19 at the event:

• Avoid physical contact with people outside of your party

• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or with hand sanitizer

• Do not attend a HOV event if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea), even if you have been vaccinated

• Do not attend a HOV event if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 cannot attend the event

Department of Public Health Guidance on COVID-19 when you get home:

• Stay home and get tested if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated

Where is it happening?

House of Vans Chicago, 113 N. Elizabeth St., Chicago, United States

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