There are some cool spots in Tampere to try to nail your next trick, or to land that ollie finally! Skaters have plenty to choose from in Tampere! For example, a fairly new addition to our skateboarding scene is a skate park below Ratina bridge, a part of the new Kesäranta (“Summer beach”) at Eteläpuisto park. More experienced skaters can also find a ramp and funboxes infront of Culture Center Laikku.
In summer 2016 a skate park in Hiedanranta was also opened. A former industrial area is now meeting the needs of urban culture in forms of festivals, urban farming, and indeed, a skate park. Hiedanranta is situated a short bus ride away from the city centre.
One of Finland’s and Scandinavia’s greatest skate parks was opened in Tampere in 2015: the Iso-Vilunen skate park in Kaukajärvi district. The concrete heaven for skateboarders was built on an old gravel extraction site and is 1200 squaremetres large, with a dirt track for bmx-bikes. Skaters have been involved in the designing the park, so it should be everything skating enthusiasts would want it to be!
Tesoma ice stadium parking lot has a temporary skate park.
Pitkäjärvi skate park in located at Pitkäjärvi school in connection with their yard. It’s almost 400 squaremetres and it’s available for everyone after school days.