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:
- Going up and down ramps
Skateboarding is also a great way to make friends. Jordan has met tons of people from across the country this way . Everyone come from different backgrounds, and going to a skatepark provides a common interest and community.
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.
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?