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Skateboarding is a fast, thrilling action sport where you move around on a board, fitted with wheels. You can push off of the ground with one foot to start moving, or use ramps at a skate park to let gravity help you.

An Overview of Skateboarding

Skateboarding is fun and social, you can do it on an indoor or outdoor skate park where you'll get to meet lots of people. Learning exciting tricks and flips may take some time, but when you've mastered them you'll get a great sense of personal achievement.

Benefits

Improving coordination, balance and flexibility are just a few of the health benefits of skateboarding.

Costs

Skate parks are free to access and skateboards themselves can be picked up from just £20.

Involvement

The UK Skateboarding Association website provides lots of useful information on events and on how to get started. Also try the Skatepark Projects Park Finder www.skateparks.co.uk/park-finder/

Equipment

Equipment for skateboarding includes a Skateboard, elbow pad, knee pads and a helmet.

Facts

  • The first skateboards started with wooden boxes, or boards, with roller skate wheels attached to the bottom.

Find Skateboarding Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Skateboarding

The Skateboard School

The Skateboard School isn't just for kids. We teach skateboarding to people of all ages and abilities. We teach at all levels from absolute beginners right through to advanced and every ability in between. Our group sessions are a brilliant way to learn t

Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival

A collection of LGBT+ fitness instructors, teams, clubs and allies. We have organised a fully inclusive 18 day festival each year that introduces individuals to various activities that promote health and wellbeing. We combat Homophobia in sport and Sportp

Kirklees Adventurous Activity Team

Outdoor Activity Instruction in; Caving, Canoe and Kayak, Climbing, SUP, Mountain Biking, BCU, NICAS, NNAS adventure@kirklees.gov.uk

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