Daily News: Sister and brother team gives skateboarding lessons – and learns about startups

Uptown Skate School co-founder Jennifer Willis works with some young clients at Carl Schurz Park on Upper East Side.

Alessandro Procaccino slowly rolled across the hockey rink at Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side, eyes fixed on his skateboard as he lined up his shoes with a chalk outline.

Jennifer Willis walked slowly behind the 6-year-old, offering advice on balance and foot placement — at $65 an hour.

Owner of a graphic design company, jlwDesign, Willis, 32, and her younger brother David, 20, started Uptown Skate School out of their apartment on E. 76th St., last year after hearing parents asking for lessons at a nearby skate shop.

"Our industry is getting kids on skateboards," Jennifer said.

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