Graystone Action Sports Academy Manchester is the first and flagship development for the brand. The 35,000 sqft space is walking distance from Manchester city centre.
We help riders of all ages and abilities progress faster than ever before in the action sports they love by providing a combination of state of the art training facilities with coaching by top professionals.
For everyone, from beginner to pro, come and learn or improve with us in a secure and controlled environment and take your new skills back to the slope, park or street.
We welcome riders from a range of sports, including skateboard, BMX, free ski, snowboard, scooter and inline.
Additional activities and facilities will be introduced in early 2019 including parkour, climbing wall, ninja warrior course, sprung floor, yoga, pilates, hip-hop/dance, cheer, video production, photography and music recording.
Our guiding principles
Freedom to fail
We will create a laboratory where it is ok for experiments to fail and where amazing things will happen
A new curriculum
We will work to create an activity-based syllabus because we believe education is more than just sitting in a classroom
Ruled by the riders
We will create a facility which is developed by the riders, for the riders and through a process of continuous improvement will make sure the riders remain our priority
For the next generation
We will increase youth participation in sports and combat the health issues impacting our children, giving them a better start in life
Our business model will be rooted in our ethical code of honesty, loyalty and decency with a focus on friendship and family
Dare to dream
We will give you the tools to push your action sports ability further than you ever thought possible
Setting the benchmark
We will provide a daily combination of world-class facilities and coaching from top professionals, creating a truly inspirational environment
We will create a safe, secure and controlled environment for all riders, including safeguarding all children in our care
Going for gold
We welcome everyone to use the facility, from beginner to pro, because we believe anyone can reach the top
Inclusive by nature
We will create a sanctuary for like-minded individuals to express themselves in sports, art, music and fashion
Isn't it about time you got on board!
An estimated 140 million people in Europe age 15-34 participate in the four biggest action sports of surf, snowboard, ski and skateboard with millions more aspiring to the action sports lifestyle.
Action sports are filtering into the mainstream with Olympic sports, including skateboard, surfing, sport climbing and freestyle BMX, debuting in Tokyo 2020 and snowboard and free ski already firmly established in the Winter Olympics.
We are open for hourly pay & play, day camps during school holidays, action and adventure education for school groups, universities, sports clubs & organisations and will be a grassroots, pathway and elite academy for Team GB athletes in the new era of Olympic sports.
The Graystone Foundation
Low-cost and healthy doorstep action sports like skate, BMX, scooter and parkour should be available to all young people who wish to practice them. Unfortunately they are not, and many who would enjoy them or could excel in them, face barriers to participation. These barriers include lack of equipment, money, confidence and safe spaces.
In collaboration with our fantastic partners STANCE, the Graystone Foundation will provide kit, coaching and facilities to young people while promoting their enjoyment of action sports and all the associated benefits of physical and mental well-being.
Our foundation will provide free opportunities for those who are disadvantaged or looked after to experience our range of sports and to join an active community. In addition to this, each year we will identify talented youngsters from this program and enable their progression through a scholarship, which will include the full benefits of free access, coaching, world class training facilities and performance pathways.
The Graystone Foundation is funded by