8 PHOTO ESSAY
THURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020
BY LINDSEY WHITTAKER The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a massive wave of people - from novices to experts - to the paths and ramps at Venice Skate Park. Venice Skate Park is located at 1800 Ocean Front Walk and welcomes skate enthusiasts from all over Los Angeles County. The sound of the waves hitting the sand and the palm trees swaying in the beachy breeze provide a gorgeous backdrop to the ollies and kickflips, giving off a permanent summer vibe. For those who want to give skating a try without trekking all the way to Venice, skaters can head to Lanark Park in Canoga Park or Pedlow Field State Park in Encino. California State University Northridge also allows skateboarding and roller skating - but no tricks. Check hours and restrictions at your local skate parks.
TOP LeĘźandre Sanders, also known as Skategoat, of Hawthorne, Calif., rides his custom skateboard at the Venice Beach Skate Park in Venice, Calif., Sept. 20, 2020. Photo by Stefan Webster.
MIDDLE LEFT Ethan deMoulin, a local resident, grinds the rim of the bowl as his dog Bean chases him during his run at the Venice Beach Skate Park in Venice, Calif., on Sept. 20, 2020. Photo by Stefan Webster.
BOTTOM RIGHT Rollerbladers hold hands while skating along the strand in Venice Beach, Calif., on Sept. 20, 2020. Photo by Stefan Webster.