FAQ

I have some equipment I want to donate, where can I send it to?

We currently have several drop-off points across Europe. Take your used (but working!) skate gear to these shops and we promise to give it to a good home! We accept all skate hardware and safety equipment, but please no clothes or shoes!  

EnglandParlour Skate Store, London

ScotlandFocus Skate Shop, Edinburgh

Switzerland: Doodah Skate Shop, Basel

Alternatively drop us an email at info@skatepal.co.uk and we'll let you know where best to send it!

I'd like to donate some cash. Where does my money go?

All the money we make goes straight back into supporting the skate-scene in Palestine and keeping SkatePal running. This includes building and repair costs for our skateparks, purchasing skateboards and safety equipment for our lessons, and the general day to day running of the charity. For more information head over to our donate page.

Are you looking for more volunteers? 

Yes! We are always on the look out for more volunteers to join our team. Please email info@skatepal.co.uk to find out about our next skatepark projects and teaching opportunities. Please specify in your email any relevant experience including skateboarding, teaching, park building & Arabic language skills you have.

If you'd like to know what it's like to volunteer with SkatePal, have a look at these behind-the-scenes videos from our latest skatepark project in Asira Al-Shamaliya.

Is SkatePal a political organisation? 

No, SkatePal stays clear of politics and focuses on promoting skateboarding. 

Can girls participate?

Yes!

Is there an age restriction for your classes?

No! There is no minimum or maximum age for skateboarding! 

When are your lessons?

We run lessons at our skateparks at regular intervals throughout the year. Contact us at info@skatepal.co.uk for current lesson dates. 

Does SkatePal work in Gaza?

At the moment SkatePal is only working in the West Bank, with skateparks in Ramallah, Zebabdeh & Asira Al-Shamaliya. 

What are the goals of SkatePal?

Each year we aim to build a new skatepark in Palestine and provide skateboard classes for the local community after the park is completed. With each new project, we provide skateboards and safety equipment for the kids to use, as well as selling skateboards to the local community at cost price. We then use this money to buy more equipment and help the scene grow.

We aim to have a constant stream of skateboard instructors giving classes at the different sites across the country, including those run by our friends.

The long term goal of SkatePal is not to exist as a foreign entity in Palestine anymore: we want to help the skate-scene reach a point where it is self-sustainable. We are currently working with distributors to find the best way for skaters to get access to new equipment, as there are no skate shops in the West Bank, and importing goods into the country is problematic. 

Additionally, SkatePal aims to connect skaters from around the world to the skaters of the emerging scene in Palestine. If you're interested in visiting Palestine as part of a skate trip, get in touch!

Want to know more - check out our promo video below: