Skate Nottingham are a community development organisation established for and by skateboarders to raise the profile of skateboarding as a healthy and creative activity, generating opportunities for local young people and adults to help transform Nottingham’s social and cultural development.
We’re inspired by organisations like Skateistan, SkatePal and Free Movement, who’ve successfully used skateboarding to engage young people in exercise, informal education and active play in challenging social and political environments, and by Bryggeriet in the Swedish City of Malmö, whose educational and creative projects have established their city as a centre for international skateboarding. We’re keen to encourage skateboaders from all over the world to visit Nottingham, for its public outdoor skateparks, its amazing scene and community, its architecture and skate spots, and the city’s wider social and cultural assets.
Working with Local Government and other community groups and funders, we deliver competitions, jams, demos and beginners’ and intermediate skate sessions across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, with a team of qualified male and female coaches, to increase and diversify participation, improving physical activity and mental well being. Our projects also aim to build on skateboarders’ interests in the visual and digital arts, including film and photography, as well as architecture, engineering, community organising and social action.