It’s been only a few decades ago that Finland became famous for skateboarders. It is now a hub for skaters. The first place to host the sport in Finland was Kasarmitori. It is a skateboarding park located in the largest city and capital of the country, Helsinki. Now there are numerous parks, urban spots, shops and various competitions held by dedicated skateboarders to show their love and passion for the sport.
The best place to skate in Finland is Helsinki. Besides its iconic skateboarding destination, Kasarmitori, the largest city boasts numerous indoor as well as outdoor skate parks. Kontula Indoor Skate Park, Elaintarha and Savela are the three major skate parks in the city. Most skate parks flaunt wood surfaces because of Finland’s freezing winters. Those who want skate in concrete surface should head to Tampere.
Finland Skate Culture:
The Finnish skate culture is different from that of other countries. Not only the sport lovers, but also the local authority embraces the sport and helps build urban skate parks. For skateboarders below eighteen years of age can receive free skating lessons at country’s indoor skate parks.
Taking a tour of the country will bring to your notice of skaters who appreciate public monuments that have curbs and ledges. Open squares and plazas have become regular spots for public skateboarding and skaters throng to these challenging places and display their skills.
Each street and large village in the country has skate shops on display. The shops sell an assortment of skating requirements or essentials, ranging from boards and accessories to skating clothes. Buy skating accessories and boards from brands like Universal, Skateland and Control. These are Finnish brands. For American skaters in Finland can go for American brands – that are offered by many shops.