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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

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

Partners

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