Shanghai Spots

All things skateboarding in Shanghai

Shanghai Spots

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Dan Leung with a backside smith grind on one of the Center’s tall ledges. Photo – Tommy Zhao By Emmanuel Lemire Edited by Erik Thorbeck Photos by Tommy Zhao & Qiu Zhixiang What is the Center? The Center is a skate spot located in the Jing’an district of Shanghai. It was built in 2004. The …

Words With Jay Meador: Shanghai’s OG Spot Hunter

A little background on Jay. He moved to China in 2004 to study Chinese at a university in Xiamen. After a semester there, he moved back to the US, but in 2007 he was back in Shanghai skating and studying Chinese. Jay lived in Shanghai from 2007 – 2018. During that time, he filmed a …

Welcome to Shanghai Skate Spots

Shanghai is probably one of the world’s best cities for skateboarding, if not the best.  It is the financial hub of one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and is constantly changing.  The rush to build to accommodate the wealth that the city has generated has resulted in a treasure trove of skate spots.  Shanghai is …