Skate Boarding in King Albert Park (Kortrijk Skatepark), Bruges, Flanders Belgium

Full pipe, cradle,fun lines,quarter pipe,spine,vertical ramp, bowl, snake run
8000 ft²/743.22 m²
Bruges is situated in the northwestern Belgium. It is the largest city and the capital of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish region. Bruges along with some others canal based northern cities like Amsterdam, sometimes is referred as The Venice of the North. Thanks to its port, Bruges has a significant economic importance. It was once used to be the world’s chief commercial city.

In the city of Kortiijk, near Bruges and at the King Albert Park, there is an awesome skatepark, the King Albert Park – skate bowl or Kortijk Skatepark. That skatepark is a heaven on earth for every skateboarder who respects himself and the sport.

This 8000 ft² / 743.22 m² bowl arena was built by Team Pain, after consultation with an American skate-park specialist. The structure is all concrete made and boasts a bowl with a shallow end of 6 ft / 1.8 m long and a deep end of 10 ft / 3.2 m, a cradle, tons of fast speed lines, very smooth transitions, roll ins, spine and twinkies.

Apart from these elements, the spot also hosts some other amazing features like a full pipe, a quarter pipe, a vertical ramp and a snake run. This quickly upcoming skate-park is designed for skaters and bikers and promises a lot of skating fun. If you find yourself in the area or even live there, you should definitely pay a visit to the park. It’s really worth the trouble!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Charleroi
95.1 miles (154 km), 1 hour 32 minutes
Follow E420. Exit on E19. At the intersection Groot-Bijgaarden stay right and follow the signs for E40 to Oostende/Gent. At the intersection 8-Brugge stay right and follow the signs for E403 to Haven Zeebrugge. Continue to Expresweg/E403 signs for Zeebrugge/Blankenberge/N31/Brugge. Exit on Bevrijdingslaan/N351 to Bruge. Continue to follow Bevrijdingslaan. Turn left on Gulden-Vlieslaan/R30. Turn right on Ezelstraat. Continue to Sint-Jakobsstraat. Turn left to remain on Sint-Jakobsstraat. Turn left on Naaldenstraat. Turn right on Grauwwerkersstraat. Turn left on Vlamingstraat. Take the first street to the right for Academiestraat. Take the first street to the right for Jan van Eyckplein. Take the first street to the right for Biskajersplein. Continue to Kraanrei.
BY CAR FROM Turnhout
83.4 miles (134 km), 1 hour 32 minutes
Enter E34 through the side road to Antwerpen. Enter E313/E34. Continue to E34. Stay left and follow the signs for Ring Antwerpen/Brugge/Gent/Haven 1000-2000. Turn left on Koning Albertlaan/N498. At the roundabout take the first exit to Brugse Steenweg/N9. Continue to follow N9. Turn right on Buiten de Kruispoort/R30. Turn left on Langestraat. Turn right on Peperstraat. Continue to Jeruzalemstraat. Turn left on Blekersstraat. Turn left on Spinolarei. Continue to Kraanrei.
Brussels Airport,
9.2 miles (14.5 km)
Ostend-Bruges International Airport,
21.1 miles (35.2 km).

Bruges’ main railway station is the focus of lines towards the Belgian coast. It also provides with at least hourly trains to all other major cities in Belgium, as well as to Lille, France. Furthermore, there are several regional and local trains.

The main station is also a stop for the Thalys train Paris–Brussels–Ostend.

Bus links to the center are frequent, though the railway station is just a 10-minute walk from the main shopping streets and a 20-minute walk from the Market Square.

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