About Us

Bearings Skateboard Academy Is An All-Inclusive Youth Focused Skateboard Facility Located In Bend, Oregon.

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 - Owner & Head Skateboard Coach

Gabe Triplette has been skateboarding for 33 years and working as a professional coach for over 14 years now. 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 while doing so. When he's not working with our students, Gabe enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding and playing golf.


Connor Dempsey - Skateboard Coach

Connor Dempsey is 21 years old, and grew up in Albany, Oregon. He began skateboarding at age 10 because he has a really cool teacher in elementary school, who wrote a grant and won money to buy skateboards for the whole school to use in gym class. He quickly developed a passion for it. Additionally, he loves teaching people new things, and when he isn't skateboarding, you can likely find him on a snowboard, or camping and fishing.

If you want to book a private lesson with Connor, you can sign up through our MindBody app. 

CONTACT: 541-527-9937.