Learn to Skateboard

Have you ever watched people skateboard and wanted to learn how they do it?

Meet up with Jordan and and check out the Thompson Skatepark! Jordan will show you some of his moves, teach you the parts of the skateboard, and help you pick up basic techniques such as pushing, going up and down ramps, and ollies, shuvits, and kickflips.

Skateboarding is also a great way to make friends. Jordan has met tons of people this way all across the country. We all come from different backgrounds, and going to a skatepark gives a common interest and helps to feel apart of a community.

To explore this experience together, we can...: Ride skateboards. Get familiar with the feelings of riding it on flat ground and other skatepark terrain.
-: Practice different techniques for riding. You can go up and down ramps, or try some basic tricks.
-: Hear about how Jordan got involved with skateboarding, why he does it year after year, and the fun and different gateways
-: Check out the Thompson Skatepark and see other locals skate
How many Kudoers could come at once?: 2 people at one time
This experience is:
Wheel chair accessible
Can be done with hearing impaired
Can be done with blind or visually impaired
This happens: at a local spot (cafe, pub, library, etc)
Getting here: What you need to know.
If taking transit, take the 410 bus from Richmond Brighouse.

Nearest skytrain station: Richmond - Richmond–Brighouse
Skytrain meetup: No: I can only meet at the experience location
Should I bring money: No
What else should I bring: Bring skateshoes, a waterbottle and helmet; Knee and wrist pads too, if desired. It is better if you can bring your own skateboard.
When you book it, the Host will need to know: Do you have any experience with skateboarding?
Afterwards, you could go to: Other skateparks around Vancouver. Skateboarding can be done anywhere. One could come back to the park to practice or even find empty parking lots.
Afterwards, you could attend: Go to other skateparks around Vancouver
Afterwards, you could watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XzLF39Q55I
Reflection Questions
How does riding a skateboard compare to walking or other modes of transportation?

Now that I have had an introduction to this hobby, is it something I could see myself doing in the future?

Tags: skate, skateboard, art
Listing created 9 Jun 2017