News Archive

  • For the past four years we have been putting this list together and it’s a painstaking task. We greatly feel for the families and friends who have lost loved ones in these senseless tragedies. Similar to our previous years most of the accidents are motor vehicle related. We hope this information can help educate others and promote safe skateboarding. 28 skateboarding related fatalities in 2014 -23 […]

    2014 Skateboarding Fatalities

    For the past four years we have been putting this list together and it’s a painstaking task. We greatly feel for the families and friends who have lost loved ones in these senseless tragedies. Similar to our previous years most of the accidents are motor vehicle related. We hope this information can help educate others and promote safe skateboarding. 28 skateboarding related fatalities in 2014 -23 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • In the USA skateboarders are classified as pedestrians even though they ride a four wheeled device that is capable of speeds faster than those generated by a pedestrian.  Most cities outlaw skateboarding unless it is for transportation, like to schools or around neighborhood streets, and tell skateboarders that they may not use sidewalks.  Other cities have laws claiming that sidewalks must be used for skateboarding, yet […]

    2013 Skateboarding Fatalities

    In the USA skateboarders are classified as pedestrians even though they ride a four wheeled device that is capable of speeds faster than those generated by a pedestrian.  Most cities outlaw skateboarding unless it is for transportation, like to schools or around neighborhood streets, and tell skateboarders that they may not use sidewalks.  Other cities have laws claiming that sidewalks must be used for skateboarding, yet […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 2011 USA Skateboarding Fatality Reports There simply aren’t enough good skateparks or skateboarding venues in America. Skateboarders need safe places to skate. We hope that these figures of our 2011 USA skateboarding fatality report illuminates the gravity of this tragic problem. As skateboarding continues to increase in popularity in America we know that skateparks and venues set aside for safe skating are the best way to […]

    2011 Skateboarding Fatalities

    2011 USA Skateboarding Fatality Reports There simply aren’t enough good skateparks or skateboarding venues in America. Skateboarders need safe places to skate. We hope that these figures of our 2011 USA skateboarding fatality report illuminates the gravity of this tragic problem. As skateboarding continues to increase in popularity in America we know that skateparks and venues set aside for safe skating are the best way to […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Why the New Site? (A Brief History of SPS) Skaters for Public Skateparks has enjoyed a number of successes in the six years of its public life. We started as little more than a knitting circle…people who enjoyed thinking about skateparks and sharing those ideas. All of the charter members were also advocates working hard in their communities to improve the life of skateboarders. It dawned […]

    Welcome to the New SPS!

    Why the New Site? (A Brief History of SPS) Skaters for Public Skateparks has enjoyed a number of successes in the six years of its public life. We started as little more than a knitting circle…people who enjoyed thinking about skateparks and sharing those ideas. All of the charter members were also advocates working hard in their communities to improve the life of skateboarders. It dawned […]

    Continue Reading...