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Support Skateistan, 09/20 at Open Skate

Come skate KTR on Saturday, September 20 from 12pm-6pm to help raise money for the non-profit organization Skateistan.  Skateistan helps to improve the lives of underserved kids around the world by providing a safe environment for eduction and recreation, as well as, offering equipment and instruction needed to learn and enjoy skateboarding! 50% of Open Skate admission fees from 12-6pm sessions will be donated to Skateistan. It’s going to be a good time with music, contests and raffles all day!

Make an early donation here.


Join us for a Saturday Skateboard and Parkour Clinic!

For the next few Saturdays, KTR will be running Saturday afternoon clinics! All ages welcome, come down for instruction, fun and pizza! Leave with new confidence and skills. We will be offering a Skateboard and Parkour clinic from 12-3PM during our 12-3PM open session. Cost is $15 to participate.

No pre-registration necessary. Just show-up and drop-in. Full details in flyer above.


Jagger & Alana in East Valley Magazine

In the spirit of “Back to School”, pick up the latest issue of East Valley Mag to catch an article with KTR Academy riders, Jagger Eaton and Alana Smith!  Between travel, competitions and sponsorship obligations they manage the schedules of an adult, but yep, even these two have to balance school!

If issue is not displaying below, click here to read full article.


2014-2015 Academy Try-Outs

KTR is holding try-outs for the 2014-2015 Academy program & team!  This is our most advanced skateboarding class! If you think you have what it takes, come show us your skills on July 28, 29 or 30. Interested skaters can register to try-out in either street only, or all-terrain which includes both street and transition courses.  As a part of the Academy program, skaters are automatically on the KTR Team.  This is a great opportunity not only to challenge and grow your skills to the highest potential, but also to  learn both the benefits and responsibilities of being a sponsored skateboarder.

To sign-up and schedule your try-out slot call our front desk at 480.844.9600.

Learn more about KTR’s skateboard programs.


June 14: Kids of Summer Contest Results

Thanks to everyone who came and shredded for the 3rd Annual Kids of Summer Skateboard Contest! This was the the first of three contests in the series. If you missed this one, the next contest is July 26!

Here are the results. Click here for full point standings.

  • Pee Wee: 1st- Kai Schoose, 2nd- Aidan Woith, 3rd- Dax Eaton
  • 8 & Under: 1st- Lazer Crawford, 2nd- Gage Glimshire, 3rd- Griffen O’Conner, 4th- Nathaniel Indrisek
  • 9-13: 1st- Taters, 2nd- Bammer Rasor, 3rd- Aaron Arrieta, 4th- Nick Papa
  • 14 & Up: 1st- Jeremy Warren, 2nd- Trent Smith, 3rd- Tommy Thorton, 4th- Brandon Cooley
  • Sponsored: 1st – Michael Lash, 2nd- Chance Carr, 3rd- Jackson Ellis, 4th- Lazer Crawford
  • Best Trick: Jackson Ellis

View more photos from the comp on Instagram #ktrkidsofsummer


HashtagMag Catches Up with Jagger Eaton & Alana Smith (Video)

There’s a new online magazine in town (based out of Chandler, AZ), made by and for teens. The first issue will be published online at hashtagthemag.com on 8/1/14, with KTR skaters, Jagger Eaton and Alana Smith as their feature stories. Before these two headed for X Games Austin, the team stopped by KTR to catch up for Jagger and Alana. Check it out the teasers below. There will be more to come!


3 News, Alana Smith talks X Games and KTR

If you missed it, AZ Family 3 News was out at KTR today checking out Alana Smith and Jagger Eaton’s home skatepark and training facility. They had an opportunity to talk with Alana before heading to X Games, and Coach Zuke to learn more about our programs. Check it out and see how you can get involved!

If video is not showing up, click here.