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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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

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

Partners

  • Active Leicester
    County Sport Network
    Active Rutland
    Equality Standard
    Harborough LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
  • O&W LSA
    Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
    H&B LSA

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    H&B LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Sport England
    NWL LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Safeguarding
  • County Sport Network
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
  • O&W LSA
    Active Leicester