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Based out of New Jersey & Florida. Offering events across the U.S. and globally. Fully portable.
Give Back to Your Community & Build a Skateboard as a Team Building Activity
April 13, 2022
by Mary Ann Romano
Image of a person riding a skateboard

Here at Team Building Unlimited, we offer a team building event that allows corporate teams to come together, show off their creativity, and give back to their communities in a HUGE way. Consider Totally Board for your next corporate team building event.

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Build a Skateboard for Team Building

Back when we were all kids, there was nothing quite like a day at the skatepark on a warm and sunny day. Meeting up with all of your friends, heading to the local park, and spending the day with the wind blowing through your hair as you and your best pals skate around and try new tricks. Your friends will stand on the sidelines and encourage you to take on trying out a new trick, cheering you on and telling you “You’ve Got This!” The skatepark is a place of community, a place where kids can truly express themselves, and a place where everyone is simply just coming together to have a good time.

Now… what exactly does this have in common with team building? Well.. the answer is: everything! A well-run and successful corporate team building event should be built upon this same foundation.

Team building events are a place of community… event where all are meant to come together, sit back, relax, have a good time with their team members, and even cheer each other on here and there. This is how a team can really begin to build a deeper connection that will play an effective role in the workplace.

This is why we created Totally Board. We wanted to create a team building event that totally captures that feeling of spending the day expressing yourself at the skatepark with your friends, along with the feeling of community. And what better way than cultivating community than giving back? That’s why we added in a huge charity factor, which allows teams to work together to give back to their local communities through a fun team building activity.

So What Exactly is our Totally Board Event?

Totally Board is one of our most popular team building events of all. Team members who participate have the chance to learn how to completely build skateboards from the ground up. They will also have the opportunity to completely design and decorate the skateboards that they build.

The event gives back to local communities in a big way, as all skateboards that are built and decorated are then donated to local underprivileged kids and charities.

Team Building Unlimited can also work closely with your local community to invite  local children to come to the event and help the team to build and decorate their own skateboards. This gives team members and event participants an amazing chance to act as a mentor. Your team will be able to help the kids with expressing their own creativity to create something extremely special that they will hold onto and use for years to come.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! We also give the kids and team members to decorate their very own helmets. Safety first!

When designing the Totally Board event, we wanted to make sure that the kids were set up with every single thing that they will need. We’ve made sure to check every box when thinking of what the kids might need for a fun day at the park with their friends. Not only will they receive their very own self-built and designed skateboards and helmets, but we will also send them home with backpacks and safety pads.

All of the Event’s Details

The Totally Board build a skateboard team building event can be completely customized to the needs of your group.

The event generally lasts for a duration of between 1 and 2 hours. It can be facilitated with a smaller group size of 20, or a larger group of up to 200 participants. For especially large groups, we will encourage team members to work together in small groups to build their skateboards as a team rather than individually.

The event can be done with or without the children present. Let us know ahead of time what your preference is and we will make it work!

The best part of all, you can sit back and relax! We will provide all of the materials that your team will need to decorate and build a skateboard, and we will even spend the duration of the event showing your participants how to assemble their boards.

Due to the nature of the event and the physical assembly that is completed, Totally Board is an in-person only event. If you are looking for a virtual or hybrid event for your team, check out our list of over 28 fun virtual team building events to find something that may better suit your needs.

Image of a person on a skateboard to showcase how popular skateboarding is for kids

Skateboarding Across the Nation

Hopping on a skateboard on a nice day a great way to get outdoors, enjoy the fresh air, and have some fun! Skateboarding is an extremely popular hobby for many across the country, and it’s actually the 6th most popular sport in the world. There are almost 3,000 public skateparks across the nation.

The first ever skateboards were created in California in 1958. It started with four rollerblading wheels being attached to a wooden board, and was originally known as “sidewalk skating”.

How to Build a Skateboard

So you may be asking yourself… building a skateboard? That sounds pretty tough!

Not to worry, our energetic and friendly event hosts make it easy. They will be on standby the entire time to make sure your team knows exactly what steps they’ll need to take next.

The basics of building a skateboard are actually pretty simple. All you need is a deck, trucks, wheels, and bearings.

Of course, if you want to build a skateboard that looks amazing and functions perfectly, it’s going to take a bit more than that!

That’s where our team comes in. We will provide everything that you need to build a skateboard, including the deck, trucks, wheels, and bearings. Plus, we’ll also include all of the necessary tools to put it all together.

We’ve been facilitating build a skateboard team building events for years now, and we know exactly what it takes to create a successful event. All you need to do is provide the team members and we will take care of the rest! We take the stress and frustration out of assembly and give your team the chance to focus on the kids and be completely creative.

Giving Back to the Community

Here at Team Building Unlimited, giving back is extremely important to us when creating our events.  We want to make sure that not only are participants having fun, but they are also making a difference in their community. This gives a whole new meaning to our team building events.

We will personally work with charities, schools, and organizations within your local community when searching for where to donate these skateboards to. In some of our more popular locations, such as Orlando, Florida and across the state of New Jersey, we already have very good connections with the local charities.

For many of our events, we even enjoy working directly with the corporate organizations to find what really matters most to them. If you have a local charity or area that you are interested in donating to, let us know and we will go above and beyond to work through the details for you!

Book Your Totally Board Team Building Event Now!

We offer our exciting team building events all across the country. If you are looking to host the Totally Board build a skateboard event for your team, book today to reserve your event date! Give us a call at 609.443.6550 to begin planning the ultimate team building event for your group.

If you’d like to check out some more events we offer in addition to Totally Board, view more here!


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