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Skateboarding

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

Kesgrave Mobile Skate Park Project

Kesgrave Town Council owns and maintains some portable skate park equipment which it is making available to young people with volunteer coaches/supervisors during School Holidays. It is hoped to turn this into a regular session at some point.

  • Active Partnerships
    Sport England
    Suffolk County Council
    Harrod UK
    Abbeycroft Leisure
  • Ipswich Borough Council
    South Suffolk Leisure
    Waveney District Council
    Mid Suffolk District Council
    CIMSPA Partner
  • Anything Print
    St Edmundsbury Borough Council
    Suffolk Coastal District Council
    Babergh District Council
    Forest Heath District Council
  • Places 4 People
    Ufford Park
  • Active Partnerships
  • Sport England
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Harrod UK
  • Abbeycroft Leisure
  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • South Suffolk Leisure
  • Waveney District Council
  • Mid Suffolk District Council
  • CIMSPA Partner