Please note that during this time with Covid 19 restrictions some of the FAQ’s below will not be totally accurate. Things like cost, allowing spectators, food & memberships.
Q. Does it cost anything to watch? Not at all, we are the best free entertainment in town, where else can you watch Dew Tour pros ride just about any day of the week!?! The only exception is special events when there is a nominal admission charge.
Q. Does everyone have to sign a waiver? Yes. Everyone wishing to skate or ride at Rye Airfield has to have a valid waiver on file. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with our Waiver Policy.
Q. If I’m under 18 do my parents have to sign my waiver? Yup. If you are under 18 the waiver MUST be signed by a parent or legal guardian in front of one of our staff members.
Q. What if my parent or legal guardian can’t come to sign the waiver? Don’t worry, you can still ride be sure to have your parents fill out the online waiver and fill in all the spots they are required to on the waiver before you come. The last thing we want to do is turn someone away.
Q. Do I have to fill out a waiver every time I come to Rye Airfield? Nope. Once you are in our computer system, you are good to go. We’ll ask you to update the waiver once a year, but you don’t have to fill it out every time to come to ride or skate.
Q. I want to bring my child’s friend to the park, can I sign the waiver for them? Sorry, but no. The waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. The best way to make sure your child’s friend can skate or ride is to have the parent or legal guardian sign the waiver before visiting.
Q. What are the session times? Visit the sessions part of our website for the whole scoop.
Q. How much does a session cost? Each session costs $14 for non-members and $10 for members. You can also buy a day pass on weekends for $30 for non-members ($33 on weekends and during holiday/vacation periods) and $25 for members.
Q. Can I pay for a session and then skate half of this one then half of next session? Our session times are pretty specific. So it’s best if you get here right when the session starts because we only offer one price for each session so you pay the same if you get here at the beginning of the session or right near the end. We do offer a 1 1/2 session deal that kicks in 90 minutes into any session, this allows you to buy the remainder of 1 session in addition to all of the next session for just $5 additional. Non-members pay $19 while members pay $15.
PASSES AND GROUP RATES
Q. Do you have season passes and how much do they cost? We have season passes that enable the pass holder to skate or ride any time we are open at no cost. Season passes cost $649 and are good for 365 days from date of purchase.
Q. What about Memberships, how much are those? Our Memberships are $49, last for 365 days from date of purchase and give the membership pass holder discounts on camps, lessons, 30 day passes and All Nighters as well as reducing the cost of a session from $12 & $14 to $10 and reducing the cost of a day pass from $33 to $25.
Q. Are there any other passes? Yes. Our 30 day passes cost $85 for non-members and $65 for members and are good for 30 days from date of purchase. The 30 day pass allows the pass holder to skate or ride any session within a 30 day period at no cost. It’s a great bargain if you want to skate often but prefer not to step up to the the 365 pass.
Q. My child’s school group wants to come to Rye Airfield. What group rates do you offer? For groups of more than 10 we offer a discounted rate of $9 each. If your group is interested incoming to Rye Airfield, contact us at (603) 964-2800 and we will set you up with a group letter and group waiver so you can be sure that everyone in your group can skate or ride.
Q. Can I rent the park and how much does it cost? Absolutely. The park is available to rent any time outside of our normal sessions. It’s the best way to enjoy the park if you want it all for you and your friends. Park rentals cost $150 an hour with a minimum of two hours required. So if you get 30 friends together, and you each pay $10, you can rent the park for two hours and have it all to yourself. You can do additional time for $50 each half hour.
Q. Do you rent equipment such as bikes, skateboards , scooters or roller blades? Rye Airfield currently rents pads & helmets and skateboards, inline skates, scooters and BMX bikes.
Q. Do you have to wear a helmet and pads? Helmets are required for everybody, all participants under the age of 18 need to also wear knee and elbow pads.
Q. I don’t have any pads. Do you rent them and how much are they? Helmets and pads are available for rent.The cost is $3 for elbow pads, $3 for knee pads or both sets for $5. Helmets are $5.
Q. Do you offer lessons? Absolutely, all you need to do is give us a call to book yours today, 603.964.2800.
Q. Is they’re an age limit to lessons? We believe that skateboarding, BMX and inline are for everyone so we don’t have a minimum or maximum age. As long as you are willing to give it a try, we are ready to show you how.
Q. What do they teach you in the lessons? Our instructors teach you exactly you need to know. First they figure out what you can already do, then they ask what you want to learn. Then they simply help you get from where you are to where you want to be.
Q. How much do private lessons cost? Private lessons are $19 plus the cost of a session, so members pay an additional $10, if you have a 30-day pass there is no additional cost, non-members pay $14.
Q. Do you offer a group lesson? A group lesson for 3 people is $49 plus the cost of the session. A whole family can come for just $99 and receive a 1 hour lesson, session passes and gear.
Q. My kid has never ridden a skateboard before, do you recommend a lesson? Lessons are recommended. It just makes learning to BMX, skateboard or inline so much easier, especially if you haven’t skated or ridden at a park before.
Q. Who do I talk to about getting a lesson? Lessons should be booked at least a day in advance (at least two days in advance for weekend lessons). Call us at (603) 964-2800 to book a lesson. The earlier you call in advance, the better.
Q. Why is it called Ramp Camp? Because “The Most Awesome Camp at Earth at the Most Awesome Skatepark in the Universe” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. We decided to call camp at Rye Airfield “Ramp Camp” because we want to do things different from every other camp. We came up with new ideas like our sticker rewards program where we give you stickers when you learn new tricks to help you track your progress and learn faster. Plus our ramps are among the raddest in the world, so what better name for our camp than Ramp Camp.
Q. How much does a week of Ramp Camp cost? Sessions of Ramp Camp start as low as $49 depending upon when the sessions are. To check out the most up to date session pricing and information click here. These prices are quite low compared to other camps so be sure to book early for the best deals.
Q. Who teaches Ramp Camp? We have four levels of teachers, CITs, Counselors, Instructors, and Guest Pros. Counselors In Training (CIT’s) are talented kids who wish to become counselors later on. Counselors are the best local skateboarders, rollerbladers and bikers in the area. Many of them are our regular Rye Airfield staff. Instructors are amateur athletes on the verge of making it big many have shop or flow sponsors, which means they get free products. Guest pros are professional athletes who skateboard, BMX or scooter for a living.
Q. How can I sign my child up for camp? To sign up for camp or if you have any additional camp related questions, give uss a call at (603) 964-2800.
Q. Do you have any competitions planned and how can I find out about them? We are constantly planning new events and contests. Check the calendar on this web site or call (603)-964-2800 for the most current information.
ABOUT RYE AIRFIELD
Q. Is Rye Airfield an old airport? It used to be a private airport, the land was used to as a landing strip for small planes. Rye Airfield is named for the landing strip it was built on. Who built the park? Our 50,000 square foot indoor park was build by Jack Murphy Productions. The concrete pools were done by R.C.M.C. skateparks. Our outdoor BMX race track was designed by Jack Bontorno and built by Tom Ritzenthaller of the National Bicycle League. Our continuous remodels to the ramps are now handled by Brad Jameson and John Saxton from Skidmark Skateparks.
Q. Do you make a lot of money? Actually, Rye Airfield is a non-profit organization. So we aren’t even trying to make money, we’re just trying to break even. The project all started with the community in mind with the goal of giving the youth of the seacoast, New Hampshire area and surrounding communities a place to skateboard, blade, bike & scoot.
Q. Are bikes allowed to ride in the park all the time? Yes. With the exception of the concrete pools bikes have access to the whole park during every single session.
Q. What are your rules? More important than rules is Etiquitte. But in addition here is a basic rundown for you. Everyone must wear a helmet and the pads required of them (so you don’t get hurt) Please limit riding in the halls (so you don’t take someone out by accident). No food or drink in the park (so nothing gets spilled and the ramps stay clean). No fighting (because Mike Tyson doesn’t skateboard). No smoking (so you don’t start a fire and personally we find it kind of gross). Deliberate damages to the park will be prosecuted (because we take care of our park like it’s an antique car and we won’t put up with someone trying to wreck it). Don’t treat our trash barrells or parking lot as a dumpster for your car.
Q. When did Rye Airfield open? April 13, 2002
Q. Can I just come down to watch and does it cost anything to do that? It’s free to watch and we have plenty of seating and viewing space, so come on down.
Q. How do I get to Rye Airfield? Click the directions link on this web page (it’s at the bottom of list of options on the home page) then hop in your car and drive here.
Q. Do you make donations to other charities? Absolutely, we have donated more than $150K worth of product and cash to charities from public schools to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Fill out the form for Donation Requests. Donations requests are filled monthly, usually the last week of the month. Due to the high volume of requests we now e-mail a pdf of our donation package. Please be sure to provide an e-mail address, it is the most efficient way for us to communicate with you.
Q. Do you sponsor people or events? We sponsor events all the time but don’t really buy into the whole sponsorship of people. We are not a giant company. We help people when they need it, pros get some extra special treatment, as do people in the industry. If you have an event that needs sponsorship, check this out.