WATCH: Inside Shanghai’s Skate Scene


For years, skating in China was viewed as a bizarre, niche spectacle. But with the sport slated for an Olympic debut at the 2020 Summer Games, attitudes are changing. Academies and training centers are opening up, funding is pouring in, and skating is taking off with a whole new audience. We hit the park and the MX Skate Center for some candid talks with local and pro skaters.

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