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Adam Hopkins


  • Competed at the World Skate Park World Championships in 2018, 2019 and 2022
  • Has endured many injuries over the years, including surgeries on both legs

A Little More About Adam

Getting into the Sport: Started skateboarding at age 10 and began competing in local events at age 11… Grew up playing hockey which was a structured activity but found skateboarding to be more of a self-pursuit, in which what happened was up to him… Growing up in Thunder Bay, he and others shoveled the skateparks at first snowfall and tried to keep them clear all winter… His dad also built ramps for him and his friends to skate on in their backyard barn, which they did while wearing layers of clothing in -30 degree temperatures… Moved to Vancouver on his own at age 18 to pursue skateboarding… Outside Interests: Enjoys snowboarding, road biking, and swimming… Volunteers for Autism Skate Day, helping kids learn the basics of skateboarding… Odds and Ends: Proud of his “making it happen no matter” mentality… If a small piece of a skatepark (such as a pool tile) breaks off while he’s skating, he writes info about his trip on the back and collects them in a tin… Favourite quote: “If skateboarding ever gets too scary for you, then you were never meant to skate in the first place” – Jake Phelps…

Notable International Results

World Skate World Championships: 2022 – 58th (Sharjah – park); 2019 – 28th (Sao Paulo – park); 2018 – 28th (Nanjing – park)