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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.

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National Governing Bodies

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
    South Somerset District Council
  • Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
    SAPHTO
  • together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
    British Cycling
  • Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK