– Finding Skate Parks Near You

SkateSpotter.comSkateSpotter is a Google Maps mash-up which lets users find and discuss what else but, skate parks. New spots are listed and rated on the homepage; each listing features a map, a short description and if available photos/videos.

There are also convenient details, such as the availability of food nearby, if helmets and pads are required, type of ramps and street obstacles, etc. Find skate parks in your vicinity using the search box (type in city, state or country). Check out skater videos and photos. Sign up for an account and add new spots. Participate in cool contests and win prizes. SkateSpotter is free to join. In Their Own Words

“Signup and add a skate spot and you could win a pro skate deck and Venture trucks. Check out the info and rules.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

Skatespotter not only has a slick design and user friendly interface, it’s also got loads of practical info for skaters. It not only pinpoints skate locations, it also gives descriptions and a list of amenities. There’s definitely a niche audience for this type of site.

Some Questions About

Skatespotter still lacks numbers which means it’s not as comprehensive as it could be. Will it add more interactive features, i.e. profiles, messaging and the like? While the site looks good, it could definitely add more on the social side.