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Accessibility in Your Parks

Posted on: September 30, 2021

Accessible skating takes center stage at SK8 Charleston

The Grind For Life series, a nationally recognized street and bowl skateboarding contest produced by The Boardr, is coming to SK8 Charleston this weekend and offering a new adaptive competition for the first time in 2021. 

Any disability, seen or unseen, can be accommodated, and those who wish to participate in the adaptive competition are encouraged to arrive before 9 a.m. in order to participate in the adaptive skating clinic. A dedicated Grind For Life staff member will be on-site to make sure adaptive needs are accommodated. A skateboard and helmet can also be provided. The adaptive competition will then take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

If you’re just looking to watch, SK8 Charleston is also ADA accessible at ground level with an elevator to access the skate shop, viewing deck and restrooms. There are some grass areas on the far side of the park, but most of the park is concrete and accessible. The parking lot is a packed gravel surface. There is limited accessible parking, and the remaining parking lot is a compacted gravel surface.

The Boardr owns and operates grassroots series such as The Boardr Am and Grind for Life and also organizes skateboarding's top events like Vans Park Series.

Accessibility and ADA compliance is important to us, and we invite people with disabilities to experience our programs, services, trails and facilities to discover how our 11,000+ acres of parkland can enrich their lives. We strive to go beyond compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide opportunities for recreation, physical and emotional well-being, and peaceful respite.

Visit the event website for more information.
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