WYNOPOLY BADEN POWELL RESERVE
Skateboarding is one of the five new sports to be introduced in Tokyo and promises to bring a whole new level of excitement and action to the Games.
Skateboarding is considered an ‘extreme-sport’ traditionally characterised by someone riding a small board mounted on a set of wheels and trucks and challenges your balance, coordination and muscular endurance. The sport begun to gain popularity in Venice Beach, Los Angles during the 1960’s following the rising participation in Surfing (another new sport for Tokyo in 2021) and is often popular with young people.
Did you know?
The first skateboard trick is attributed to Alan Gelfand and he called this trick an ollie. He was able to get his board into the air in a bowl without touching it. People thought it was trickery when they opened their skateboard magazine.
Competitors in Tokyo will complete in one of two disciplines:
- Street – similar to the skatepark you would see in the local community with a mix of ramps, rails & benches. Competitors have a set time to execute a “run” with a mix of tricks of their choosing to achieve the highest score.
- Park – a throwback to the origins of the sport where skaters navigate ramps and bowls to mix tricks and achieve high air time.
Want to tune in to watch the Skateboarding in Tokyo? Check out the below schedule (AEST – accurate as at 21.5.21)
Sunday 25 July 2021
Monday 26 July 2021
Wednesday 4 August 2021
Thursday 5 August 2021
Looking for a skatepark in your local area? Check out some of the recommended locations right across Wyndham.
- Baden Powell Reserve, Tarneit
- Loyola Reserve, Werribee
- Riverwalk Park, Werribee
- Presidents Park, Wyndham Vale
- Mossfiel Reserve, Hoppers Crossing
- Boardwalk Boulevard Reserve, Point Cook
- Price Reserve, Werribee South