The Lee Gardens Skateboard Fest 2023 will have Japanese skateboarding stars Funa Nakayama, Yumeka Oda, and Sora Shirai show off their tricks, and host several other board-related activities, during the event that will take place on November 11 and 12. The two-day festival will take place at Urban Park, Hong Kong’s first covered skatepark.
Day 1 of the festival will see Nakayama, Oda, and Shirai demonstrate their skills by doing tricks on a car, climbing a 2.4-meter-high wallride quarter pipe, and balancing on a long flat bar skate rail. On Day 2, visitors can watch local skateboarders vie for the winning position at the Skateboarding Contest.
The activities that festival-goers can participate in include skateboarding lessons for people of all skateboarding skill levels, a DIY finger skateboard workshop, an art tee workshop, and a grip tape art workshop. Participants must first register for a time slot by using points from the Lee Gardens royalty programme app. Each activity will be one hour long and in either Cantonese or English. In addition, visitors can listen to live DJ performances and get an insight into the city’s vibrant skateboarding and street culture.
Lee Gardens has hosted two editions of the Lee Gardens Skateboard Fest at the Urban Park, which has facilities designed by a professional team from the All Hong Kong Skateboards Association, using special wood from Finland and the United States. To learn more about Hong Kong’s skateparks, check out our guide here.
For more information about the Lee Gardens Skatefest 2023, visit the event website.
Header image credits: Funa Nakayama, Yumeka Oda, and Sora Shirai via Instagram