It was once a sign of teenage rebellion and the scourge of many a parent: the skateboard. Today Skating Games, like the ones here at Silvergames.com, let you do all kinds of impressive stunts, without actually getting hurt. No more scraped knees, shins and elbows. No gut-churning crack of your bones as you smash into concrete in a particularly awkward angle. In fact, you don't even need to wear a helmet! If you're a virtual skater, then all your injuries are virtually painful as well!
Skateboarding is a pastime and a sport that has been around for far longer than most people realise. Dating back to the 1950s, this off-shoot of surfboarding, relies on a wheeled, often wooden plank that is used as a way to move fast across the city. It garnered special attention when people would use it to pull off impressive tricks or daring stunts. The scene around it quickly established its own terms to describe them: ollies, grabs, slides and flips. As the sport became more and more sophisticated, its stunts became crazier and more extreme. Many of them would bring a significant risk of injury with them when performed. Regular visits to the hospital are not uncommon for a skateboarder who failed to land safely flying out of a half-pipe. One of the best known skateboarders became a household name in the 1990s with a number of skating games named after him: Tony Hawk.
Pick your favourite from our selection of skating games and get started. There's a city to explore, and obstacles to avoid. There are amazing tricks to pull off and awful injuries to witness. Enjoy!