We visited our friends at Skate Like A Girl Portland over the weekend at “the Grotto,” an Adidas private skatepark for Silas Baxter-Neal. While women’s skateboarding has a way to go before global brands will build them their own personal skate park, we came home feeling so positive about the work they’re doing over there. The vibe at their clinics is 100% supportive and participative, everyone there is moving, everyone is learning — even the coaches, some of whom are only 12 years old! That type of environment has not been everyones first experience with skateboarding.
Every session begins and ends with all of the coaches and participants talking about what they’re working on right now. One of the coolest things we saw on this visit were two mother-daughter teams figuring out how to drop in and powerslide. We were also treated to some more advanced moves by the coaches like kickflips and wall rides.
So, you get it, we’re really excited to be working with Skate Like A Girl PDX again in 2016. Follow them on Instagram and stay tuned for more good times this spring/summer with them.