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Skateboarding a Sport in Schools

Posted by David  •  May 23rd, 2006 9:14:16 am - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Reggie and the Full Effect -Megan is My Friend To The Max

Skateboarding in SchoolsWho would have ever thought that this would ever exist. But it seems to be true, Douglass Elementary School in Boulder Colorado. "Skateboarding is definitely a new activity in school P.E. classes,'' said Paula Kun, spokeswoman for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. ``Not everyone is going to love it, but I'm sure it'll be a fun, new activity."

Skate Pass offers schools ``curriculum kits'' starting at $3,000 that include helmets, pads and skateboards with wheels designed not to scratch up gym floors. The boards also have extra-soft bushings - part of the axle-like trucks that cushion turns - that are easier for kids to control.

Wow, screw the sports I use to be in. I wish this was around when I was a kid.

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  • Skateboarding Showing Up in Gym Class
  • Skate Pass - Bringing Skateboarding to Schools

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    jim Says:
    May 23rd, 2006

    Boulder, CO...*shivers* Probably one of the biggest Enviromentalist city...*shivers*

    --Jim

    deathcab4u Says:
    May 23rd, 2006

    Heck Yes! Talk about fun, I would have enjoyed that over galloping in circles any day.

    Hmm, soft bushings, maybe they should just longboard.

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    jim Says:
    May 23rd, 2006

    Colorado is not the ideal place for longboarding =)

    --Jim

    anonymous Says:
    May 24th, 2006

    that would be a spiffing thing to have in my base education

    anonymous Says:
    November 15th, 2006

    Dude I wish our school in Colquitt,GA had $3000 for something like this!!!All we do in P.E. is play basketball and run!!!

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    david Says:
    November 16th, 2006

    Yea, not many schools have the money to be experimenting on new things. Its sad.

    anonymous Says:
    March 02nd, 2008

    that sounds like fun, id tottally go to P.E if we could skateboard

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