What is a great way to pass the time, hang out with friends, or just try and better yourself for your own enjoyment? There are plenty of things you could do, One of the best for some people is skateboarding. Skateboarding is a well known sport; it’s done everywhere! The popularity of the sport has grown immensely. It’s done on the streets, at a park or skate park (indoors and out), in a garage, dried up cement pools, etc. People skateboard everywhere, and get kicked out of plenty of public places. Skateboarding is a sport you have to be very observant, find new rails, steps, gaps, or anything you can think of that you may be able to skate.
For some boarders, skateboarding is just the thing to do when your with friends and need to hang out somewhere. A house can get so boring, so why not find a four-stair and play skate (same idea as playing pig in basketball). If your not just out to hang out and are really into skateboarding, skating with a friend is the best way to push yourself or help you learn a new trick. Skateboarding should be all about the fun, not who’s better.
Some of the best places to skate will always be controversial because everyone has their own style. Some people are all about the rails, some for stairs, and others for flatland, and of course just a combination or else it would be a little difficult to have your own style. Besides that, some of the well known spots on the streets are right in Minneapolis, some spots right in the U of M campus area. Some spots in the U of M campus are on the west bank area, there are a number of stairs and a couple of ledges. The east bank has really nice marble ledges that are very easy grind. The police tend not to like skateboarders in this area. The St. Paul campus also has some nice stairs. Its difficult to explain exactly where these spots are so instead of being confusing, I’ll be vague. The best way to find the spots is to wander aimlessly in hopes of stumbling across the perfect spot. A pretty nice skate park nearby would be 3rd Layer, its fun to try new things and hang out with your friends.