Top 5 Skills for New Park Skaters

Do you want to try park skating but are a little nervous? Are you looking for skills you can practice on flat ground to build confidence before heading to the ramps? Then you’re in the right place! Here are my top 5 skills I recommend a skater can practice on flat ground before visiting the skate park for the first time.


Being comfortable with general skating and stopping would be helpful before attempting these skills.

Ready for the next step then check out my video on my Top 10 Skate Park Skills for First Time Roller Skaters.


Shorty (Christine Murray) started roller skating in 2009 when she joined the Canberra Roller Derby League. Over her 10-year roller derby career, she skated for Team Australia, Team Korea, and Gotham Roller Derby. After retiring and moving to South Korea, Shorty expanded her roller skating passion to park skating and continued teaching via her YouTube Channel, Shorty’s Skate Series, to give back to the community. Connect with her on Instagram and check out her YouTube channel for skate park tips and tutorials! 

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