Have your say in SBNZ’s new skateboard participation survey — the first of its kind and scale for skateboarding in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Skateboarding New Zealand (with the backing of Sport New Zealand) have just released a new survey about skateboarding called “Be Counted for Skateboarding.”

You can take the survey right here.

The survey asks about all sorts of things to do with skateboarding, including how much and where you do it, what you think your local skatepark is like and what it’s missing. It even covers topics like safety, neurodiversity, disability and wellbeing.

Here’s what Sonia Griffin, Chair of SBNZ had to say about it:

“Hearing from the skateboard community about their experience is vital to supporting and ensuring the best experiences and continued growth for the skateboarding into the future.

There has been an increase in participation due to a steady rise in the popularity of skateboarding as recreational activity, and because of the inclusion of the sport in the Olympics. More people have picked up a skateboard for the first time or returned to it whether it’s because of individual expression, wellbeing or things like competition or progression. As a result there’s been growth in services like skate schools, record numbers at events, and a large number of new skateparks being built.

Having a clear idea of our community base will enable us to identify the needs and aspirations of skateboarders and advocate for the best programmes, services and facilities to meet those needs.”

The survey was created in collaboration between the Board of SBNZ, Manual editor David Read, and engagement and insights specialists at Sport New Zealand.

Find out more about the survey over at skateboarding.nz.


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