New skate park opens near stadium

Various media are reporting on a new skate park out by the Olympic stadium. I’m of two minds about this. Three, maybe. It’s branded – the Vans Pro Skatepark – and it’s just more concrete. But I always feel the point about real skateboarding is to tackle the cityscape as it is, not have commercial interests pouring concrete just for you. But maybe that’s a 20th-century point of view.