Watch: Inside Shanghai’s Skating Scene


For years, skating in China was altogether unheard of, or viewed as a niche spectacle. But with the sport slated for an Olympic debut at the now-2021 Summer Games, attitudes are starting to change.

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 candid talks with local and pro skaters:

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