Skate Programs

Sandwich Park District

Milestone Park - Skate Park

1375 N Castle ST. Sandwich

Skateboard Lessons

Hey, all you skateboarders! Here is your opportunity to take skateboarding lessons and help you maximize your overall performance as a skateboarder. The lessons will focus on all safety aspects of skateboarding, like how to fall, how to maintain

your board, the basics of how to push, and how to stand and ride on your board. Then you will transition to ramps, and the first steps to tricks like Ollies, Shuvits and even Kick flips. There will be four lessons taught on consecutive Saturdays starting June 1st. These are group skateboard lessons, but there will still be individualized attention for those participants who require it. Any student who signs up for lessons will be eligible for a 10% discount on any skateboard or safety equipment at Smalltown Skate Shop located at 229 East Lincoln Hwy, in DeKalb, IL. This program is being taught at Milestone Park located at 1375 N. Castle St. Sandwich, IL.

*All participants are required to have their own helmet and skateboard. Participants are encouraged to wear wrist guards, as well as knee and elbow pads.



  • Ages: 6 - 14
  • Saturday, June 1 - June 22* (Raindate: June 29)
  • Time: 2:00P - 3:00P
  • Fee: $24 / $32


Longboarding Lessons

Here are lessons for Longboarding enthusiasts. This two day session will include all aspects of safety for longboards, such as how to fall, how to maintain your board, the basics of how to push, and how to stand and ride on your board. Then participants will be taught how to pump, carve, go down hills properly, and how to execute the proper stopping of the board and how to slide. These are group lessons, but there will still be opportunity for individualized attention. Any participant who signs up for lessons will be eligible for a 10% discount on any longboard or safety equipment at Smalltown Skate Shop, located at 229 East Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL. Participants will meet at Milestone Park in the skate park area to start lessons. Milestone Park is located at 1375 N. Castle St. in Sandwich, IL.

*All participants are required to wear helmets and have their own board. Participants are encouraged to wear wrist guards, knee pads and elbow pads.



  • Ages: 15 and up
  • Saturdays, June 1 - June 8* (Raindate: June 15)
  • Time: 3:30P - 5:00P
  • Fee: $15 / $22


Skateboard Contest

Saturday, July 13th

Bring your boards and your skills and enter the Sandwich Skateboard Contest. Skateboarders will be judged on a one minute Jam session! The judges will look for creativity, use of the course, consistency, and skateboarders with the best trick.



Skateboarders can register at the Sandwich Park District office located at 1001 N. Latham St. Sandwich, IL. For more details call 815-786-8044.


The first 20 entries will receive an event tee shirt. Helmets are required! No exceptions! Other safety equipment is suggested.


  • Ages: 6 and up
  • Early Registration Fee: $10 per person (Early Registration ends July 12)



  • Day-of-Registration starts at 5:00 ends at 5:45pm
  • Day-of-Registration Fee: $15 per person



  • Contest starts at 6:00 ends at 8:30pm
  • 2 Divisions: Beginner and Advanced
  • 1st,2nd,3rd place awards given in each division