About Us

OUR MISSION

Christian Skaters exists to connect local skate communities to Jesus. We are a global family of skateboarders who are dedicated to living out our faith, sharing the hope we have in Jesus Christ and discipling skaters in God’s Word.

Christian Skaters is a Christian non-profit, grass roots organization and relies on the financial support of churches, foundations, and individuals. We have been reaching out to the skateboarding community since the 1990s.

Inspired from the movement of Christian Surfers, Christian Skaters was officially born in 2003.  Christian Skaters felt a call to link arms with skate ministries from a number of countries to form an international movement.

Christian Skaters exists to equip and encourage those with a heart to share Jesus Christ with the skateboarding culture.

WHAT WE DO

  1. Christian Skaters helps others start skate ministries. Whether it is casting the vision to their local church, creating a mission plan, establishing programming & discipleship, promoting, ramp building, revamping a current skate church or ministry, adding a pro shop, planning events or outreaches, bringing in pros/ams for speaking events or demos, coordinating camps and clinics, or organizing a short-term skate mission…Christian Skaters is here to come alongside you to build a successful skate ministry.
  2. Christian Skaters helps build a strong body of skate ministries. Bi-annually Christian Skaters hosts an international conference to equip, encourage and unite leaders of skate ministries around the globe. We also partner with local ministries to host smaller regional events in places like the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, South America and other regions.
  3. Christian Skaters helps send skaters to GO and share the Gospel through Skate Missions. We send teams around the world to skate, build ramps, and share the Gospel through events, demos, contests, clinics, camps and more. We also send teams to plant skate ministries, train leaders and introduce the sport of skateboarding and the love and grace of Jesus Christ around the globe to those who have not heard it. Our goal is multiplication through discipleship, investment & relationships.
  4. Christian Skaters strives to impact the industry and reach skaters through a presence at industry events & social media. We also make it a priority to pour into and encourage those who love the Lord within the skate culture and reach out within the skate culture.

WE ARE SUPPORTING SKATERS WHO WANT TO SEE THEIR COMMUNITIES TRANSFORMED BY

the hope of Jesus Christ

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OUR CHAPTERS

Christian Skaters main focus is introducing skaters to Jesus and discipling them in God's Word. This vision may look different, depending on the location of a ministry. However, a typical CS partner/chapter hosts a weekly Bible Study to disciple local believers. These local skaters are integrated into their skate communities and led by a team of leaders from supportive local churches. Typical activities include regular meetings and evangelistic skater-friendly Bible studies, contests, camps and day trips, skate clinics, skate missions and outreach/service at secular events reaching the skate culture. Each affiliated partner or ministry agrees to Christian Skaters’ vision, core values and statement of faith.

If there is no established Christian Skaters in your area, but you think there may be an opportunity to set one up, get in touch with your Regional Coordinator or the international office. They will be happy to discuss your area and how CS can help with taking the good news of Jesus to your local skateboarding community

CS Family Leaders

Ulises 'Uli' Frallicciardi

co-founder & international director

Uli is one of our Christian Skaters co-founders. Originally born in Argentina, Uli was raised in the United States. In 2001, he walked into a local skatepark and his life was changed by the Gospel. In 2002, he began working with Ramp 48 Skatepark and co-founded Christian Skaters in 2003. He currently acts as our international director and oversees our network in the US.

Regional Leaders

Chris Van Der Merwe

Regional Coordinator Africa

Chris stepped into the position as Regional Coordinator for Africa in 2015. He also is one of the Co-Founders of Inspired 2 Become. Currently living in Somerset West, Western Cape, Chris has been a multi-year participant in the Asia X-Games. He excels at many sports including skateboarding, skim boarding, in-line skating, but more importantly, he loves the Lord and feels called to invest in leaders all around Africa.

Coming Soon

Regional Coordinator Australia/Asia

To Be Announced Soon

Phil Williams

Regional Coordinator Europe

Phil Williams has served as the Regional Coordinator for Christian Surfers UK/Europe since 2003 and has worked with Christian Skaters since 2005. We are truly blessed by his wisdom and relationships from the many years of serving with Christian Surfers.

Coming Soon

Regional Coordinator Pacific

To Be Announced Soon

Ulises 'Uli' Frallicciardi

Regional Coordinator North America

Uli is one of our Christian Skaters co-founders. Originally born in Argentina, Uli was raised in the United States. In 2001, he walked into a local skatepark and his life was changed by the Gospel. In 2002, he began working with Ramp 48 Skatepark and co-founded Christian Skaters in 2003. He currently acts as our international director and oversees our network in the US.

Coming Soon

Regional Coordinator South America

To Be Announced Soon

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