The words from the Starks in the hit series, Game of Thrones, have never been truer, winter is coming indeed. However, you don’t have to put skateboard away just yet! Although the snow and the cold may make it more difficult to get out there and skateboard, it isn’t impossible! The following is a list of tips from our online skateboard shop for skateboarding during the winter:
- Find an indoor park- There are a ton of incredible indoor skateparks all over the United States. A few of our favorite parks include 4Seasons Skateparks in Wisconsin, Woodward Skatepark in Georgia, and S.P.O.T. in Florida.
- Modify your board- Exchange your regular wheels for a nice set of cruiser wheels. This will make riding over the sand and salt on the streets much easier. If you are concerned about your bearings being damaged from the cold, it is also a good idea to exchange them for a used set. Even if you decide to put some old bearings on your board, you will want to ensure that you clean them every once in a while. Also make sure to bring some backup hardware with you, just in case.
- Utilize parking garages- While it may be hard to find a dry spot outside, a good parking garage is always fun to skate. Just make sure that you check to see if skateboarding is legal there before you hit the pavement.
- Dress for success- Dressing for winter skateboarding can be difficult, because you want to be warm enough, but you still want to be able to move. A good way to do this is to wear thermals under your clothes and invest in a good pair of stretchy gloves.