To go pro, skaters must learn many tricks, from grinding—riding a rail—to manual—learning how to work a skateboard’s stick shift. End-over into high gear with today’s Groupon to Krush Skate Park in Tinley Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get two open-skate sessions (a $24 value).
- For $20, you get four open-skate sessions (a $48 value).<p>
Sessions can be redeemed by one skater over multiple visits or split among a group.
Rails and ramps crisscross over Krush Skate Park’s expansive indoor arena, rolling out ample space for skaters, bikers, and scooter-riders to show off their airborne skills. During open sessions, fellow boarders ollie down stairs and grind on rails, then dive in and out of the crater-like Bowl, which was named for its concave shape and ability to contain tomato soup. After nailing 360 spins off sundry steep jumps, extreme athletes can watch their compatriots’ tricks from the high-altitude viewing platform or head into the pro shop to explore the park’s stock of gear and skater duds. The park opens its doors daily for skaters, and bikes and scooters are welcome on Monday and Thursday. All visitors must don a helmet (available for rental for $2) and sign a waiver before hitting the park, and skaters younger than 18 require a parent’s, guardian’s, or really cool person’s signature.
At Krush Skatepark, skateboarders of all ages fly over steeply sloped ramps and glide over rails in a large, hangar-style building designed by lifelong skateboarders. Visitors on inline skates, bikes, and scooters can also challenge the course, and guests can take group and individual lessons from experienced skaters on weekends. Kick-flipping visitors report to the onsite pro shop that teems with street apparel and safety gear, such as kneepads and altitude meters for early-model hoverboards.