You’ll spend a day in the life of our organization and its participants, including Cuban youths, skateboarders and artists. We’ll start at the wood shop, where we'll enjoy coffee and fresh fruit while we build and recycle skateboard decks and mix cement to assemble coping blocks for our DIY skatepark. We’ll then take off for Paseo del Prado or our DIY skatepark in Marianao -- up to you! We can stop for lunch or drinks in the neighborhood and continue on to check out local cuisine, skate spots, and a friend's art gallery along Paseo del Prado.
Cuba Skate, Inc.
I’m the co-founder and Executive Director of Cuba Skate, Inc. I fell in love with Cuba after studying abroad in Havana during my senior year of college, and since then I've been back many times to work with the organization and lead cultural exchanges with pro skaters and university students. Every time I go back I am more motivated by our Cuban family.
Cuba Skate, Inc.
Cuba Skate, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. with on-the-ground youth development programs in Havana and across the island. Skateboarding is our vehicle for community outreach and we work with our Cuban participants to support and uplift skateboarding culture. Through skateboarding, we operate programs in woodworking, skate park building, and English and media courses.
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Cuban "merienda" (snacks). Fresh fruit Street food and home-cooked food. A variety of seasonal Cuban fruit
Guarapo and Cuban café Sugarcane juice and delicious Cuban coffee
Woodworking & DIY tools Skate gear and woodworking tools are provided.
We’ll be in Nuevo Vedado, a beautiful residential enclave next to Vedado, the primary downtown neighborhood of the city. There's a nice balance of museums, colonial mansions, and wonderful street cuisine. Marianao is just outside of Havana, where we are building a skate park in a former military campground. We'll also explore Vedado and Central Havana.
Please feel free to bring your own camera. Also, bring sunscreen and bottled water. We ask our guests to help deliver skate gear around the island, which we will provide.