About Us

Bearings Skateboard Academy is an all-inclusive youth focused skateboard facility located in Bend, Oregon.

In addition to our indoor skatepark, Bearings offers one-on-one lessons, summer skateboard camps, open skate sessions, girls skate sessons, old guy night, birthday parties, skate movie nights and additional skateboard related programs. Our goal at BSA is to create a fun, friendly and positive skateboarding experience for all ages and ability levels. We believe that providing the youth with a safe, chaperoned place to skate fills a current void in our community.

Gabe Triplette, Head Skateboard Coach

Our Head Coach, Gabe Triplette has been skateboarding for 32 years and working as a professional coach for over 12 years. Gabe has a passion for skateboard progression and breaking down what it takes to unlock new tricks. He has developed his own system of drills and techniques that create a step by step process making it possible for anyone to step on a skateboard, safely gain control and have fun.  When he's not working with our students, Gabe enjoys spending time with his girls, snowboarding and playing golf.

Gordon Boehm, Manager/Skateboard Coach

Gordon has been hooked on skateboarding since he first stepped on a board in 1984.  He traveled and competed as a sponsored skater into the early 90s.  Gordon has a background in business management, coached freestyle snowboarding for the Crested Butte Academy while in college and coached skateboard camps in Bend during the summer. Before joining the BSA team, he managed an online skateboard retailer.  Outside of Bearings, Gordon enjoys spending time with his family, surfing and snowboarding.

Derek Graham, Skateboard Coach

Originally from Lake Tahoe, California, Derek has lived in Bend for the last 11 years.  He was a competitive skateboarder through his early teens and has been skating for 14 years.  Derek has coached skiing and Flowrider surfing in the past and we're super stoked to have him onboard!

Janna Weatherby, Skateboard Coach

Janna Weatherby was born to stand sideways.  Growing up in Big Bear Lake, CA. she found snowboarding at an early age and took her love of the sport to the highest competitive levels winning 6 X-Games medals for slopestyle (4 Gold, 1 Silver and a Bronze).  Skateboarding has always been a fun activity in the off season for Janna.  After retiring from professional snowboarding in 2012 and starting her own family of mini rippers, she's a great addition to BSA's coaching staff.