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Skateboarding

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What is Skateboarding?

Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard.

Skateboard styles can be broadly divided into two different categories: skateboarding to perform tricks and skateboarding as a means of transportation. At a competitive level there is downhill skateboarding and slalom skateboarding and freestyle skateboarding and is now part of the X Games series.

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.

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.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Partners

  • QUEST
    Blaby District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • County Sport Network
    Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Loughborough University
  • Age UK L&R
    Leicester City Council
    Equality Standard
    Harborough District Council

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    County Sport Network
  • Rutland County Council
    Safeguarding
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Loughborough University
  • East Midlands Platform
    Blaby District Council
  • Equality Standard
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • QUEST
    Sport England
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council