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Skateboarding Skater in front of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York (2019) Highest governing body World Skate Characteristics Mixed-sex Yes, separate competitions Presence Country or region Worldwide Olympic Debuted in 2021 Skateboarding is an action sport originating in California that involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard, as well as a recreational activity, an art form, an entertainment industry job, and a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. A 2009 report found that the skateboarding market is worth an estimated $4.8 billion in annual revenue, with 11.08 million active skateboarders in the world. In 2016, it was announced that skateboarding would be represented at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, for both male and female teams. Since the 1970s, skateparks have been constructed specifically for use by skateboarders. However, skateboarding...

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Skateboarders Create Community in Baraboo, WI

What's good Kindness fam!? Trent here. Stoked to be writing up our first ever blog post. Wanted to start by expressing how incredibly proud I am of everyone who consistently shows up for our community and skate shop. The support we receive is recognized and deeply appreciated by many. Since 2018 we've been able to create a magical group of humans I'm now lucky enough to call friends and spread the stoke of skateboarding far and wide from our headquarters in Downtown Baraboo, WI. We are currently around the 25k mark for the Baraboo Community Skatepark Fundraiser with the City of Baraboo showing our project a lot of support. We're also in the process of stacking clips for our first shop...

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