Established in 1998, Gould Academy has the longest running skateboard program of any independent school.
We have a varsity skateboard team, a series of skateboard competitions, a 4,000-square-foot indoor skatepark, and a 9,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park. Skateboarding is a sport and lifelong passion.
At Gould, we welcome all skateboarders. You can skate…every day. Students can ride during free time and they can join our team. We provide a complete program for intermediate and advanced riders.
At Gould, students make connections between the way they learn on their board and in the classroom. Gould students can take their riding as far as their ability allows.
We ride with the students on the team. We focus on skill development and overall riding ability. Come skate with us. Come skate Gould!
2019 Maine Skateboard Series
Celebrate the 15th year of the Maine Skateboard Series on our five-stop tour of Maine parks. Join riders from all over the state at these jams open to all skateboarders. Prizes are awarded. The top overall rider who skates in all five jams wins a week at Camp Woodward.
- Bath Skatepark 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 17
- Portland Skatepark 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
- Augusta Skatepark 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1
- Bethel Skatepark 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15
All events begin at 3 p.m. and are free.
Competitions are a modified jam format with two divisions: Intermediate-B and Advance-A.
Skateboard Program Director
Mr. Bean has taught full-time since 1991 in public and private schools in Utah, Massachusetts, and Maine. His fiction, non-fiction, journalism, and poetry are widely published, and his commentaries have appeared on National Public Radio. He and his wife, Ms. Brooke Libby, Director of College Counseling, live near campus with their daughters Zoe ‘17 and Lilo ‘19; and son, Utah. Mr. Bean enjoys protecting and wandering wild places.