Skateboard history “accurately” depicted at Toronto Science Centre
The Toronto Science Centre is a great place spend the day with the fam. I was pleasantly surprised on my last visit there to notice a pretty great skateboard display. I really appreciate the vintage boards from the 50s and 60s.
They had some good info about the evolution of skateboard wheels.
And also some basic info on how trucks work.
They then dove into some of the history of the sport.
The 2010’s were glory years for going pro
But when we got to the 2010’s I had to chuckle a bit. According to the experts at the Toronto Science Centre, this is when skateboarding finally broke into the ranks of professional sporting.
Take a good read folks, it was in the 2010s and due to the X games that skateboarders were finally considered pro athletes.
But let’s all be honest, skateboarding had sold out long before that, it was during the 90’s that Mr. Skateboarding, Tony Hawk himself landed his famous 900 at the X games… and the first Tony Hawk pro skater video game emerged.
Yes, both those events happened in 1999, the year the 90’s ended and we all went underground for Y2k.
Anyways, if you get the chance, make sure to check out the Science Centre, lots of cools stuff if you need to entertain some kids… or skaters. Or just check out more stuff on our blog.