Vans opened a new skatepark in Brooklyn with gnarly sessions for kids

Written by
Danielle Valente

Ready to hang 10 on the halfpipe? 

Vans just opened a new indoor skate park in Brooklyn, and it's the perfect place for wannabe Tony Hawks to work on their moves. Bushwick's coolest new attraction, Space 198 (198 Randolph St), allows athletes of all ages and skill levels to test out ramps, ledges and other skate-worthy concrete features. Plus, it makes for a great winter activity for kids

Photograph: Courtesy Vans

OH: Did we mention it's free?! All that's required is to RSVP online. 
The sessions are as follows: 

  • Thursdays: 2–4pm, 4:30–6:30pm, 7–9pm
  • Fridays: 2–4pm, 4:306:30pm, 7–9pm
  • Weekends: Noon–2pm (Kids session ages 6–12), 2:30–4:30pm, 5–7pm, 7:30–9:30pm

Photograph: Courtesy Vans

Parents will especially appreciate the venue's safety rules: No one under the age of 18 is permitted to skate without a helmet and all minors must have a waiver signed, no exceptions. (Breathe a sigh of relief as your kid attempts his or her first kick flip.)

If the youngsters have to muster up the guts to nail those gnarly moves, they're in luck. Space 198's indoor activities for kids will keep 'em occupied until they're confident enough to channel their inner Bob Burnquist. 

"Whether it’s skateboarding itself, art or music, the programming offered throughout at Vans Skate Space 198 will be 100 percent informed by creativity and inspired by skateboarding’s authentic heritage," the press release states. 

We'll see you there, skaters! Be sure to explore other kids' fitness classes in NYC, too! 

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