Learn about Skateboard.
Get to know what we do and the team behind it all.
Originating in the late 1950s, Skateboarding exploded into popularity in the mid-70s in Southern California with the emergence of skating legends like Tony Alva and Stacey Peralta, who later went on to build an entire industry around their passion for the sport. Skateboarding has since grown from strength to strength, producing international talents like Tony Hawk, Chris Joslin, and Sky Brown.
The main variations of skateboarding include Freestyle, Transition (ramp), and Street skateboarding. Other styles include park and downhill skateboarding, as well as cruising. From its early beginnings as a hobby and recreational sport, Skateboarding has grown and spread across the globe and has now made its debut in the 2019 SEA Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
1 April 2021 – 31 March 2023
Discipline Head (Skateboard)
An avid skater since the age of 13, Nic found skateboarding to be not only a passion but a source of strength and a place of acceptance. Nic is the founder of United Skates, a local skate company aimed at creating a community that will allow today’s skaters to find themselves and to give them a place where, no matter who they are, they will know that they can fit in.
Asst. Discipline Head (Skateboard)
Kenny started skateboarding in 1995 and is still heavily involved in the local skate scene. He has dedicated his time documenting and contributing to the archival of skateboarding in Singapore. He also runs and manages the Instagram account @KK.VM which is a trove for local skateboarding news and media.
Where to slide/slalom?The official ground for slide and slalom is located in Downtown East at Pasir Ris, in an Indoor Skating Rink – Hi Roller Singapore. It is furnished with the national competing ground and will be perfect for your training. Slide training is held every Thursday at 8PM and there is a $10 chargeable fee. In any case you'd like to practice outside of Hi Roller's training hours: For Slalom, you'll need a flat open surface, a set of cones, measuing tape and a marker. For Slide, you'll only need a flat open surface. Some other locations for considerations are: Skating Rink at East Coast Park Underpass at Esplanade Tertiary School Skate Clubs: NUS Skate Club (@nusskating) NTU Skate Club (@ntuskateclub) SMU Skate Club (@smuxskating) SIT Skate Club (@sit.inlineskate) Singapore Polytechnic Skate Club (@spskateclub) Ngee Ann Polytechnic Skate Club (@np_inline) Temasek Polytechnic Skate Club (@tpskateclub) ITE Central Skate Club (@iteccskateclub)
What are the measurements for cones in slalom?There are 3 types of measurements used in Classic and Battle Slalom. 0.5m, 0.8m and 1.2m. These measurements are the distance to leave in-between cones. The lanes should be 2m apart from one another. For speed slalom, only the 0.8m measurements are used.