WATCH: ‘Girls’ Only’ night in Kensington skateboarding park fights sport’s gender gap

A ‘Girls’ Only’ night at a skatepark in Kensington encourages women to take up skating in a safe and judgment-free zone amidst a wider gender gap in the sport.

BAYSIXTY6 holds a ‘Girl’s Only’ night on the first Friday of every month, where both beginners and more experienced skaters can enjoy themselves in a supportive and empowering environment.  

Popularity in skateboarding has increased significantly since it made its debut Olympics appearance in Tokyo 2020. 

But many women feel intimidated about taking up the sport as a beginner in such a male-dominated field. 

Data from Ubuy revealed that whilst 12% of British adults say they skate, men are three times more likely to start skating than women.

Nights like BAYSIXTY6’s, which are now common across London, aim to combat these figures, and women of all abilities can learn how to skate in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.

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Featured image: Credit to author. Image of mural at BAYSIXTY6.

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