When Tony Hawk first landed the very first 900 in the X Games in 1999, it was that exact moment when the sport had propelled to popularity like no other sport in history. With many youngsters from all over the world who had watched that moment wanting to reach that level of skill like their skateboarding idol and legend.
Now, even after the last embers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been snuffed out, the sport of skateboarding has been revived once more after its deep hibernation by many members of the youth. And in response to the first ever time the sport has debuted in the Olympics officially, the creators of the world’s first meme museum have created Hong Kong’s largest indoor skateboard and school dubbed the K11 Street/Park!
K11 has always been at the forefront when it comes to art and culture in Hong Kong, and with the belief that art comes in all forms, the K11 Street/Park is the perfect place to showcase the old-school and retro elements of the past and brought forth to the modern age today thanks to the hype generated in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
K11 Street/Park has employed with individuals who are deeply rooted in the skateboarding culture in Hong Kong during the peak of skateboarding to help create a hub for people who had their passion for the art reinvigorated or to the young and eager skaters who has seen the high-octane sport in action and want to learn how to grind rails and get some sweet air in the half-pipes.
Skateboard courses are offered to aspiring skateboarders of all age and skills levels by experienced and passionate skateboarders, as well as the curated ‘Konversations’, where skateboarding historians talk about the rich and fascinating history of skateboarding and some of the major events that defined the sport to what it is today.
K11 Street/Park does not stop at just kids riding on wooden boards with wheels, exhibitions are also hosted that feature the absolute peak of the skateboarding culture as well as modern ones today, such as workshops and showcases of some of the rarest skateboard deck artworks ever made as well as SOLEADDICTT’s largest and rarest collection of Nike Dunks worth over HK$20M.
Skateboarding has been booming ever since we have seen contestants from all over the world performing some impressive tricks and flips, and K11 propelled the popularity even further with this amazing exhibition of decks and shoes!