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Skateboarding

Get Involved

Summer X Games Minneapolis 2018

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - Sun, 22 Jul 2018

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Partners

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

Partners

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