Now that we’re throwing a competition without snowfall, sleet, and fridgid temperatures, we figured we’d make a short and easy list of blade spots to hit up while everybody is in town. So go rip!
The Wig Skate Park - 801 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201
The Wig S-park is the latest and greatest in Detroit DIY shredding. It was a collaborative build between Community Push skateboarders and Detroit bladers. Al Dolega’s craftsmanship provides everything except for what you’ve already bladed. Park on Selden St right by the school or in the little lot right there. For eats you’re right by Bronx Bar, or Seva for your vegetarian/vegan options.
Ride-It Sculpture Park - 13358 Klinger St, Detroit, MI 48212 (The Davidson Fwy/Klinger St)
Ride-It is a transition based park right off of the freeway. It is a little gem tucked away, hidden in the eastside. When you come up off the freeway, it’ll be immediately on your right hand side, don’t pass it! Park anywhere, it doesn’t matter. For a cold treat try Burk’s Igloo on Conant.
Northwestern High School - 2200 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Northwestern is a classic Detroit skate spot. It has long ledges in the front, in addition to a few smalll gap/bank variations. On the east side of the building are a series of banks, large and small. It’s a better blade during daylight, and not too far from the freeway.
Bagley Street Pedestrian Bridge - 2835 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI
Bagley St Bridge is a newer addition to the Detroit cityscape. Mostly comprised of obstacles on sloping, downhill terrain, Bagley Street is a bust free, versitile spot. It is as fun to blade as it is photogenic. It is located right off of I-75, behind the Train Depot, between Corktown and Southwest. Anthology Coffee is very close by, and worth the visit.