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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.

If you want to venture further, you can also visit the big, recently built skateboarding park in the town of Vesilahti or in Toijala!