10 of the Most Iconic Skate Spots in the World

Planning to take your skating international - check out these iconic locations before you go

Located underneath the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge, the banks are loved by skaters and unknown to the rest of New York’s citizens. This three-block long expanse of smooth red bricks – complete with a perfectly-banked wall of varying heights, wallride spots, stairs and handrails – was seemingly designed by skaters for skaters, not by some city planner.

Skaters have had to fight, though, to keep the place safe from demolition. They’ve been successful for the most part, but Brooklyn Banks is currently off-limits to skaters while it undergoes a four-year hibernation period so the city can renovate and repaint the bridge.

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