No indoor skateparks, no concrete ones, no Bowlriders competitions or other fun skateboard related happenings. It had been a long journey to try to convince politicians and people at the city hall to believe in skateboarding in Malmö but when the trust was gained they gave us the support we needed to make this base that we now are working from. Now skateboarding is a big part of Malmö and they realize the importance skateboarding has on the city of Malmö so it makes our work a bit easier, even if it wasn’t easy from the beginning.
When Bryggeriet opened up in 1998 it immediately set the standard for skate parks in Sweden. With its 2000 square meters filled with all the obstacles you could wish for there was nothing like it in almost the whole of Europe. Soon enough Bryggeriet was hosting big European contest and people where coming from all over the world to check what the fuzz was all about.
Since then a lot of things has happened here at Bryggeriet and we have continued to develop the skatescene here in Malmö to one of the greatest in Europe with not only the world class indoor park that is Bryggeriet Skatepark, but two excellent concrete parks by the name Stapelbäddsparken and Sibbarp Skatepark as well. The future looks bright over here with more projects around the corner so make sure you will visit Malmö as soon as possible, preferable when it is nice and hot for a better all around experience but Bryggeriet is always open and you are very welcome.
- Words and Photos by Nils Svensson