Washington Park Community Center Skatepark
Washington Park Community Center | 3617 Delaware St. | Rockford, IL 61102 | Directions
The Washington Park Community Center skatepark offers a variety of custom built ramps as well as hands-on training for youth ages 5-18 enrolled in programs at WPCC. This skatepark is also a green initiative – an old tennis court and other recycled ramps were used as the foundation of the park.
SkateWorks at Harlem Community Center
Wentland Sports Complex | 9400 Forest Hills Rd. | Machesney Park, IL 61115 | Directions
The area's first free outdoor skate park with an assortment of ramps, rails, and other challenging obstacles for fans of in-line skating, skateboarding, and bikes. SkateWorks is a joint project of the Harlem Community Center, City of Loves Park, Village of Machesney Park, and Rockford Park District.
The Skatepark at Flodin Boys & Girls Club
Elliot Park | 1000 Mill Rd. | Rockford, IL 61108 | Directions
Designed with beginners to advanced skaters in mind, this 17,000 square-foot skate park includes: a manual pad, fun box, Jersey barriers, half-pipes, double camel hump, two-sided pyramid, and three ten-foot half-pipes.
Churchill Park Skatepark
Churchill Park | 2002 7th Ave. | Rockford, IL 61104 | Directions
Bearings & Bruises Competitions
Location: Skatepark at Flodin Boys & Girls Club
Each contest will have four age divisions (3-9, 10-13, 14-17, and 18+). Youth competitors will have two runs each, with the highest score taken. Adult competitors will compete in a “jam” format in heats of four on the course at the same time. Contestants are judged on their overall impression, and awards are given after all divisions have participated. The top three in all divisions will receive an award.
This isn’t your ordinary competition! We’ll have a DJ on site playing music while an MC announces all competitors’ runs with an awards ceremony to end the event.
Would you like to learn how to skateboard or rollerblade? Youth of all skill levels are welcome. Our experienced staff will teach you how to get started or master your craft. Students will learn how to “push” or “skate,” drop-in on ramps, basic to advanced tricks, and skatepark etiquette. We will focus on creativity, fun, and most importantly, safety, throughout the four-week program.
Skateboarders and rollerbladers of all skill levels are welcome, no experience required. Our staff will guide you through the skatepark allowing you to have fun, learn tricks, and make friends while using the skatepark safely. This camp will give you the experience and confidence to enjoy all of our skateparks in a safe way. Children ages 5-12 may also register to attend the Time2Play Neighborhood Playground program following the Skatepark Camp.
The Rockford Park District also offers Skateboard, Bike, and Rollerblade programs.
For more information on each program and to register click the My RPD link below.
Check out video from the 2009 Bearings & Bruises Competition at Flodin Skate Park. This year's event will be held over three weekends, August 3, 10 and 17. Registration details are available at the MyRPD link above.