Bali For Kids


A young friend of mine is really into skateboarding at the moment. Apparently, there is a large skateboarding community, both kids and grownups, in Bali. So this month, I am featuring a selection of skate parks around Bali. My daughter is also a keen roller skater and I’ve learned that skate parks are also for kids (or adults) using inline or roller skates, not just skate boards.

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The Amplitude is a skate and biking park in Kerobokan. You can use skateboards, kickboards, cruisers, BMX, mountains bikes or inline skates. The 3000 square meter facility has a street course on one side and a pump track with a large skate bowl in the middle on the other side. The pump track is a looped circuit of berms and rollers, designed for anything on wheels that is human propelled. The racing pump track was the first in Indonesia to be designed and constructed by the Swiss firm, Velosolutions, which designs courses for mountain bikes. Two riders can share the pump track at the same time by using different lanes.

Amplitude also runs a skating school for all ages, styles and levels. Professional skateboard coaches train in small groups (maximum four) or private lessons. Group classes starts at IDR 400,000 per person for two hours and private classes starts at IDR 1,400,000 per person for 2 hours. Classes are held three times daily: at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Kids have to be at least 4 years of age to learn. Students must bring a skateboard and elbow, knee and wrist pads and helmet, or rent equipment from the on-site skate shop.

There is a small coffee shop / café on the premises, serving coffee, drinks and light meals.

The Amplitude is located at Jalan Raya Br. Semer, Gang Nata, Kav. 0-5, Kerobokan, Kuta. You can contact them on +62 0811 385 0711 or email on contact@raceamplitude.com. Their website is raceamplitude.com.

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Blue Bear is a skate park, skate shop, art factory, tech lab, music studio, media room, play room and café & bar located in Sayan near Ubud. They offer private or group lessons as well as intensive skateboard camps for both kids and grownups. Blue Bear holds beginner to advanced skateboarding classes. Private lessons starts at IDR 200k per hour and group lessons at IDR 180k per person per hour. School lessons are held Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 6:00 pm.

Their skate shop offers sales and rental of skateboards, gear and clothing. Blue Bear supports local graphic designers by selling decks, T’s and accessories with their artwork.

The skate park is open Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 10:00 pm. On Wednesdays and Special Event Days, the park is open from 9:00 am to midnight. Admission is IDR 25,000 and, best of all, if you bring 10 pieces of plastic trash to recycle, admission is free.

For general enquiries, call +62 813 3849 6674 and for lesson booking and the skate shop call +62 821 4661 5050. You can also check out their website at www.bluebearbali.com. Blue Bear is located on Jalan Puskesmas (near the Mansion), Sayan, Ubud.

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ESS Bali stands for Eat, Sleep and Skate. This is a family-owned and run skateboard park and guesthouse. Just ten minutes from Sanur Beach, ESS Bali consists of four traditional wooden guestrooms, a backpacker hostel, a swimming pool, a dining and lounge area and skateboard bowl. There’s an onsite restaurant with Wi-Fi and pizza oven.

ESS also runs a skate school, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday to Thursday. The school offers private skateboard lessons for beginner and intermediate levels. Cost is IDR 400k per month. Skateboarding happens from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. (and sometimes runs later). The entrance fee is IDR 25,000, which includes water or soft drink.

Friday night is wood-fired pizza night and skating night, from 6:00 pm to 10:00pm. Skateboarding is free on Fridays (included with cost of pizza).

ESS Bali is located at Jalan Sedap Malam, Gang Kwangen 13, Sanur. Contact them on +62 823 3953-6271 (Booking) or +62 361 472 0185 (Front Desk), email them on eatsleepskatebali@gmail.com. Their website is essbali.com.

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Motion Skatepark is built in an old warehouse in Kuta. The 430 square meter space is full of wooden ramps, inclines, stairs, bars, smooth concrete floor and other surfaces for skateboarders to practice on. Some of the top Indonesian skateboarders got their start learning and practicing moves here. No details available on entry prices.

Motion Skatepark is located at Jalan Sunset Road, Café Legong No. 420, Kuta. You can contact them on +62 0812 3649 0555 or email at info@motionsk8parks.com. Their website is www.motionsk8parks.com.

 

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Titi Batu is a sports and fitness center near Ubud, in Mas. They have a pool, spa, gym, squash and multi-sports courts, kids playground and playroom, a range of fitness and yoga classes, restaurants, a coffee shop and a skate park. Skating lessons and equipment hire are available.

Skateboard lessons range from IDR 200k for a one-hour private lesson to IDR 150k per person for 3-5 person groups. Single session adult skate passes are IDR 75k and a child skate pass is IDR 50k. The skate park is open daily from 7:00 am to 10 pm.

Titi Batu is located on Jalan Cempaka, Kumbuh, Mas, Ubud. You can call them on +62 361 972 134 or WhatsApp on +62 813 3845 1161. You can also email them at info@titibatu.com or check out their website at www.titibatu.com.

 

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