Learn to Skateboard

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

Come check out the Thompson Skatepark! I'll show you some tricks, teach you the parts of the skateboard, and help you pick up basic techniques such as:

- Pushing

- Going up and down ramps

- Ollies

- Shuvits

Skateboarding is also a great way to make friends. I've has met tons of people from across the world this way . Everyone come from different backgrounds, and going to a skatepark provides a common interest and community.

This experience is open to...:
Kudoers only
Kudoers and hosts
To explore this experience together, we can...: Get familiar with riding a skateboard on flat ground and other terrain.
-: Practice different techniques for riding. Go up and down ramps. Try some basic tricks.
-: Hear about how I got involved with skateboarding, and why I keep at it year after year.
-: 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.
You get to this experience by bus - the 410 from Richmond Brighouse Skytrain Station. It takes most people about 1 minute to get from the bus stop to the experience location. There are sidewalks with ramped curbs all the way between the station and the experience location. Depending on which way you're coming from, there may be one busy intersection to cross along the way, and there is a crosswalk with flashing lights at this intersection.

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