Skateboarding in America
Skateboarding continues to gain popularity amongst teenagers and adults alike. Continue reading to learn more about the history of skating in America and where its future is headed..
Skateboarding began in California.
Antique skateboards were much like scooters. Most were made of wood with very basic wheels. Some had milk crates you could sit on.
The first skateboard was sold in 1959. It was called the "Roller Derby Skateboard."
Skateboarding was outlawed in Norway for several years after numerous skateboard-related deaths.
Frank Nasworthy was the first person to design plastic wheels for skateboards, making for smoother rides and longer lasting wheels.