Kerry Weber is locally-born skateboarder, blogger, activist, and artist. He is also a believer in the capacity of Pittsburgh’s young people to build an inclusive community centered on physical activity and critical engagement with their world. Growing up full of energy and in need of an outlet, Kerry felt aggrieved by the toxic masculinity and groupthink that often accompanied team sports. He gravitated toward skating which allowed him the movement and feedback his body needed along with the type of group membership he was missing, frequently overlapping with the vegan and punk scenes where his passions coalesced. He recently opened Switch & Signal Skatepark in Swissvale to create a space for skateboarders of all identities and abilities to be active, eat consciously, and build community.
To learn more about Kerry Weber and Switch & Signal Skatepark, visit www.switchandsignalskatepark.com
Kerry Weber, Owner, Switch & Signal Skatepark, contact info:
Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Bayne Park – Bellevue, PA Skate Plaza
Madeleine Bakery & Bistro, Wilkinsburg, PA
(Check out the tables made from the bowling alley lanes removed from the Switch & Signal Skatepark)
Construction Junction, Pittsburgh, PA (Point Breeze)- Building Material Reuse
Local 5 Longboards, Slippery Rock, PA
GearFest Pittsburgh, Presented by: 3 Rivers Outdoor Co.
Check out the FitLabPGH episode featuring 3 Rivers Outdoor Co., released April 2, 2017. Here’s the link to the Podcast episode:
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)- Documentary directed by Stacy Peralta
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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music: Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org