Johannesburg Skate School Opening

Skateistan & Tony Hawk

Skateistan and Tony Hawk join hundreds of local students for the official launch of the new Johannesburg Skate School in South Africa The new safe space for skateboarding has a particular focus on girls and low-income youth, providing educational programs and a place to shred together. The new skate school will also offer job opportunities, mentorship, and leadership programs while expanding the already growing skate scene in South Africa. Check out these photos from the opening events and take a look back at our interview with Skateistan Founder Oliver Percovich, on what it took to get the skate school up and running. Read here! Find out how you can become a Citizen of Skateistan today and help reach youth in a positive way through skateboarding. 

Photos by Tim Moolman.