About Fargo Skateboarding
OPEN SKATE / SHOP HOURS
MONDAY: 12PM-3PM // 6PM-9PM
Beginner's Session is from 3-6pm. There will be NO open skating during these hours.
TUESDAY: 12PM-3PM // 6PM-9PM
Intermediate Session is from 3-6pm. There will be NO open skating during these hours.
Beginner's Class is from 9am-12pm. There will be NO open skating during these hours.
Fargo Skateboarding is everything skateboarding: a skate shop run by skateboard enthusiasts, and a nearly 10,000 square ft. heated indoor skatepark.
It was originally opened in 2007 as Smalltown Skate Shop by NIU graduate Ariel Ries. The company recognized a need for a training facility and community space for skateboarders year-round in Dekalb. In 2015 Smalltown moved 4 blocks east and changed it's name to Fargo.
If you’re wondering why we’re called “Fargo” it’s because of the building that we’re in. Between 1927-1929, The Fargo Theater (pictured below) was built and operated until it's closing in the 1950’s. Shortly after, the theater was converted into a roller rink. After the roller rink closed the theater was abandoned, however the lobby was turned into a clothing store in the late 1970’s. It later became the home of Dimensions Dance Academy for about 30 years. In 2015, construction began on the indoor skatepark and it was opened to the public in 2016. We are so excited to have been able to restore the theater and the lobby to be at it’s full beauty as a shop, skatepark, and venue (more coming soon).
Fargo Skateboarding offers skateboard lessons, classes, open skate sessions, along with special events including contests, live music, clinics, and art shows. We welcome and encourage people from all abilities and ages to progress their skateboarding skills in a safe and fun environment.