Archive for December 20, 2015

Dec
20

Girls Remain a Committed Minority in the World of Amateur and Professional Skateboarding

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Since the opening of the first public skateboarding parks in the late 1960s, there has been frequent public opposition to their existence. Although over 10 million people across America report that they like to skateboard regularly, there are only about 500 skate parks across the country. Recently, skateboard activists have started girls skateboard teams in several countries, citing self-confidence and skill development as their goals.

There have always been women involved with the sport of skateboarding: some of the earliest professional skateboarders were women, and current “alternative” sports competitions always include a female division. Girls skateboard in smaller numbers than bo