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 can I Skateboard?
Skateboarders typically enjoy Street and Transition skateboarding in the same skate parks as Inline Aggressive skaters and stunt scooter users.
Popular places include:
- Xtreme Skate Park (located within East Coast Park)
- Somerset Skate Park
- Sports Hub Skate Park (Gate 14 of National Stadium)
- Bishan Harmony Park
- Buangkok Sports Park
- Woodlands Skatepark
For Freestyle Skateboarding, all you need will be a flat, open space.