I started skateboarding in Hemel Hempstead, England when I was kid. We didn’t have much choice of where to go; supermarket car parks were the best places to practice where we weren’t moved on by security or the police.
The closest skatepark was about a 20 minutes drive away and not cheap, so for a young teenager, I couldn’t go that often.
When moving to Innsbruck, it was like stepping into a skater’s paradise. Yes, things have moved on back home, skaters are more accepted in the community and there are more skateparks, but nothing like here in Innsbruck!
Before we get into the locations of this new episode of Epic Innsbruck, let me introduce you to the wicked athletes:
Anna-Sofia Messner is half Guatemalan and half Austrian living in Innsbruck. Her favourite place to skate is Landhaus Plaza and many street spots where she feels free to be creative and challenged. Anna-Sofia is sponsored by Creamstore.
Peter Mader is from Innsbruck and also started early in life. He doesn’t have a favorite place to skate, but if he had to choose one, it would be the street spot at Sparkassenplatz, he tells me it has a perfectly flat ground and smooth curbs.
Peter flipping at the Sane Plaza in Rum.
Now let’s check out the locations chosen for this skateboarding Epic, starting with the favourite…
Where in the world can you skate and hang out in front of the city’s parliament building? The legendary Landhaus Plaza is one of favorite skating spots in Innsbruck and is also known as Landhausplatz or Landi.