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 sessions, 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 and chaperoned place to skate fills a current void in our community.

Gabe Triplette, Head Skateboard 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 as well as 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 family, snowboarding and playing golf.

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.

Mason-Skateboard Coach

Born and raised in Vermont, Mason is a fairly recent transplant to Bend. He’s been skateboarding for close to 2 decades!  Mason has been instructing skateboarding, snowboarding, and wakeboarding on and off since High School.  Also, including a tenure instructing Snowboarding and Skateboarding at Camp Woodward’s facility in Colorado.  

Dorian-Skateboard Coach

My name is Dorian, I grew up in Thousand Oaks, Ca. and have been in Bend since 2006. I am very grateful for my family for getting me on my first skateboard at five years old. I am blessed to share my passion with so many people, regardless of age, and I look forward to teaching the next generation of rippers. Thank you Skateboarding.