Volume 4, Issue 17
The Melbourne CBD has some great skate spots. We have the stairs at the state library, Riverside Skate Park, the IMAX theatre spot and many more. But the Melbourne University spot is iconic for not only Melbourne skateboarders, but skateboarders from all over the country. We have seen professional skateboarders from Japan, America and our very own pros skate this spot. The Melbourne Uni spot brings me memories, as it is the place where I first landed quite a few tricks and grinds. The smooth cement is perfect for practicing your flat ground tricks, and the multi-level raised ledges are great for getting used to new grinds, and then doing a long grind to a massive drop. The Melbourne Uni spot is also not policed by the campus security so it gives us a nice place to skate without having to watch our backs to see if anyone around is going to come and tell us off.
Melbourne is a big city, and coming from the small country town of Wodonga, it can take some people a while to adjust. But skateboarding is a great way to make new friends. I met a close friend of mine, Queen, through skateboarding, and he introduced me to other people he knew and we became closer by spending hours in the sun attempting to flip our boards and then slam into the concrete.
Leigh is a skateboarder, who frequents the front of the law school.