What is Skateboarding?
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.
Skate parks are free to access and skateboards themselves can be picked up from just £20.
The UK Skateboarding Association website provides lots of useful information on events and on how to get started.
Equipment for skateboarding includes a Skateboard, elbow pad, knee pads and a helmet.
- The first skateboards started with wooden boxes, or boards, with roller skate wheels attached to the bottom.