Hi guys, I am a native HKese living in HK. I found Monkey's post when i was searching "rollerblade" over Yahoo. I guess some of you are foreigners and some of you are chinese/cantonese living or studying overseas, am i right?
Anyway, i am a inline skating lovers and is now trying to play aggressive skate.
HK is a small place but it is extremely crowdy. Lots of hills but little plains. Roads are narrow and rough. Despite that, you still can find places to skate around and enjoy.
There are many circular skating grounds in HK. They are maintained by the government and is free. However, these court are small and maybe badly maintained and usually occupied as other uses. (e.g. football, taichi)
The most popular skating grounds in HK are Victoria Park, North Point, Tai Wai, Kowloon Tsai and Mei Foo
There are 2 skating grounds at Mei Foo, one is standard circular court, one is specially built for x game. Many x gamers play there.
All parks in HK prohibit skating. However, you can skate at cycling path. There are several districts have cycling path. e.g. Tai Wei, Shatin, Tai Po. Ma On Shan, Fanling, Sheung shui, Tseug Kwan O, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Tin Shui Wai. The best place to get your first trial is from Shatin/TaiWai to Ma On Shan/Tai Wei as the cycling path there is well developed and very popular.
As you advanced, you can skate in other places and even on street. I mean thoses streets on the rural area like yuen long, Fanling, sheung shui, Pat Heung etc. Streets at Industrial area and extended from main road to village are prefect for skating on Sunday as the traffic is extremely low.
One thing to remind you is that pedestrain paths in HK can skate but are not good for skate, as they are made by bricks. Even they are made by concrete, they are very rough. That means, you have to skate on street together with cars.....