For those of you reading from the land way down under, ahem, I mean Los Angeles, you and your eternal sunshine can ignore my wisdom from today (however, I would wager there are some sweet indoor skate parks in Southern California). Anyways, in the Pacific NW and most other areas in the West for that matter, fall is in full force and winter is right around the corner, which means no more street skating.
For our skateboard enthusiasts out there, and those looking to cross train for the upcoming snowboard season, you may be surprised to learn that there are a large number of indoor skate parks throughout Portland and Seattle. Here are a few worth mentioning, let us know if we are forgetting any!
- Epic Snow: Now located in NW Portland, it was formerly Grenade’s indoor skate park, but was donated to Epic by Danny Kass and Grenade this year. Now open and ready for your shredding pleasure.
- Department of Skateboarding: In NE Portland, this place rocks. With specials just for the ladies and flippin’ Friday night specials, what have you got to loose?
- Inner Space: This is a Seattle park. Parties, camps, lessons or free skate sessions, Inner Space has it all.
- Skate Barn West: The largest indoor skate park in the NW is located in Renton, WA. It looks pretty siiick.