English Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish

 

I would like to bring you some good news from the Polish Skateboard Association “Asoskate”.

Each year, the Polish skatescene features a massive amount of skateboard events, but it was 1991 when the first and the only one skateboard championship took place.

2012 saw a strong development of Asoskate which aims, among other goals, to support professional skateboarding in Poland.

 

We've got a number of world class skate parks built in Hong Kong over the last couple of years, we have been working with the Hong Kong Government to get more awareness for skateboarding & hopefully with the right support from them, we can bring world class events to Hong Kong.

We have been working with major skate brands to do some events / contests in Hong Kong; the latest one is with Dickies, see info here.

Last week Nitro Circus did a couple of shows at the Venetian Macau, they totally rocked & the response from the public was so much better than anyone (especially the govt officials) had expected.  In hindsight, if they had known the response would be so good, they would have done more shows.

 

ISF Board Member Johan Andersson took the initiative for the national skateboarding association in Sweden around 15 years ago with the main goal to have skateboarding recognized by The Swedish Sports Confederation (Riksidrottsförbundet) the umbrella organization for the swedish sports movement formed in 1903. The first formal application was made in 2004 and although it was denied at the time it was clear that it would only be a matter of time. Fast forward until late April 2013 the board of directors (Riksidrottsstyrelsen) finally approved skateboarding.