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September 05th, 2013 - by Monday

Skatepark Checkout: igs Skatearena in Hamburg feat. Mark Stamer

Tags: chickenwangs, hamburg, internationale gartenschau hamburg 2013, mark stamer, minus ramps, skatepark checkout, stamer seal of approval, wilhemsburg

Germany's second largest city, Hamburg, has been granted a new playground for everyone into Rollsport this year. We asked local blader Mark Stamer to test the street section of this gem for Be-Mag.

Write-up & photo by Christoph Böttcher
Edit by Mark Stamer & Christoph Böttcher

The featured skatepark is part of internationale gartenschau hamburg 2013 (igs), a landscaping exhibition that has been around since the 1970's. In recent years, having a skate park as part of this exhibition has become a matter of good form. Almost 1500 sqm of perfectly shaped concrete, peppered with ledges, rails, curbs and parking blocks now make up one of the most generous parks ever built for a Gartenschau. The park is also home to one of the largest bowls in Northern Europe, complete with snake run and proper pool coping.

Everything has been built by Minus Ramps, a company from Germany that has made a name for itself by building great parks all over Europe. The kind of parks you actually want to skate. Hit them up when your local town is thinking about "doing something for the youth". 

If you're interested in visiting the park, your best bet is to travel by public transport. The train station Wilhemsburg is just two stations away from Hamburgs main station, that's just 8 minutes in the overcrowded S3. If you travel by car, you're in for the challenge of parking your car as close to this place as possible. 

As long as igs will be running, the entrance fee is a whopping 21 € a day. If you can settle for an after work session after 6 pm you'll pay a not less expensive 9 € to skate the perfectly lit park up until 11 pm. More info about admission here. If the pricing is too steep for you, you may as well wait for mid October till igs closes its doors and the area will be made available to the public at no charge.

The igs Skatearena has been awarded the Stamer Seal of Approval. Travel to Hamburg to check it out yourself!

-Christoph Böttcher


igs Skatearena
Minus Ramps 

Stale air in the street quarter, shot from bowl


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September 06th, 2013 @ 13:55 - by Jojo Jojo


September 06th, 2013 @ 13:30 - by yes 1

perfect skatepark! great skating! do another session there with someone else ;)

September 06th, 2013 @ 09:11 - by Raindog Raindog

Very steezy! Good form Mr Stamer

September 06th, 2013 @ 08:50 - by randomtard randomtard

after work session is 5pm since a few weeks btw

September 05th, 2013 @ 20:56 - by Blomster Blomster

That was sick! Good to see Mark shredding!

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