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     we just want to skate



Ethiopia Skate was formed in 2013 at the Sarbet parking lot in Addis Ababa. We work to empower youth in Ethiopia by providing access to skateboard materials and by creating skate spots. Our community consists of over 150 skateboarders in Ethiopia’s capital and other small towns across the country, with many more eager to join.

In April 2016, we teamed up with Make Life Skate Life and a team of over 60 volunteer skatepark builders and skateboarders from around the world to construct Ethiopia’s first and only free-of-charge public skatepark, Addis Skatepark.

As of February 2016 we are a registered  non-profit in the US thus allowing us to accept tax-deductible donations to further fund our efforts in Ethiopia.

More recently, in November 2017 we built Ethiopia's second free of charge community skatepark, Hawassa Skatepark.


This reminds me of my youth when I first started skating and all was pure. You guys bring fresh life to skateboarding and kids can learn from this! It’s not all about being sponsored or doing the best trick... It’s just about bringing people together for fun and the mental/physical challenge between you and the board. Skateboarding saved my life in hard times in my youth and from what I see in these videos you guys are having a blast and truly enjoying this beautiful life in time and space that we all share! Keep up the great inspiration that you guys are creating in not only your home but mine and countless others!
— Chad Muska

Skate Spots

Contact us if you would like to find out about skate spots around Addis Ababa and throughout the country.