Skateboard Science

  • Virtual
  • All Ages
A person on a skateboard.

Wednesday, July 28, 2–2:45 p.m.

Discover the science of skateboarding—the newest official sport of the Summer Olympics. Meet Maddy Balt, a member of Canada Skateboard’s 2021 National Team, and find out what it takes to compete with the best. Learn how Maddy got her start in skateboarding and get her top training tips. Explore the difference between park and street skateboarding and take a look at the elements of a challenging course, including rails, pipes and ramps. Plus, understand how balance, gravity and friction come into play in this tricky sport. Sweet!

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