Welcome to Skaters Academy!
Skaters Academy is an inline skating company founded in 2006, originated from an enterprise project from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a seed fund of $2000, it ventured and became an Academy with a client base of over 5000 students till date since its modest inception.
It all started when the founder Ernest Ong, who was then in his first academic year in Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2006. He was elected president of Ngee Ann Skate Club and driven by his strong passion for inline skating and business acumen, he established Skaters Academy. Being only a student at 18 years old, he encountered a capital shortfall in setting up a skating business that needed substantial funds. Ernest leveraged on his business network then, by entering into an equipment consignment partnership with an established retail store owner.
He subsequently went knocking on doors and distributing flyers to make his services known to the public. Finally, his hard work paid off, he got his first skating student only after a month. Sales started to trickle in and a student became 5 and then to 10… he then gathered a few of his interested friends to join him. Ernest went ahead with a presentation of his business model to a panel of lecturers in Ngee Ann Polytechnic and clinched a humble $2,000 seed fund that was utilized entirely on marketing. With supporting customers’ referral and favourable feedbacks, Skaters Academy got registered as a business and grew.
Mr Edwin Ong took over the management of the business and expanded it with the help of a close team of operational ready instructors while Ernest was away doing his studies. They were a team of dedicated coaches who always stood by him.
Over the years, we honed our unique teaching style and coaching technique. We have nurtured and instilled discipline in our children learners and brought about character forging team building and bringing faith to our adults students as well. Skaters Academy continually strives to build a sincere, fun loving and passionate community of well-mannered skaters.
Skaters Academy boasts a group of 16 passionate, patient and approachable instructors, who are able to provide a SAFE learning environment for our students without compromising fun and we guarantee it!
We are a People’s Association certified operator and work with a few community clubs and resident committees and had participated in the 2009 National Day Observance ceremony and 2012 NDP. We teach in the past, some schools under the Sports Education Program, Ministry of Education and held numerous private lessons.
We would love you to grow with us and warmly invite you to our inline skating classes. Where we care, and share the joy of skating together.
Our Aim: Our aim is simple, to promote the sport while forging closer ties and students bonding
Our motto: We serve with honesty, reliability & fairness
We hope to see you soon!
The Skaters Academy team