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Pia Koenig

founder & project manager

Hey, I'm Pia! I'm a studied psychologist and sports scientist from Germany. For 10 years I have been living in my home of choice, Innsbruck, Austria.

I founded SKAID in spring 2017 when I had spent some time abroad, finished my studies and couldn't make excuses for not taking action in the refugee crisis anymore . I had been thinking about starting a project but didn't quite know how and at first didn't find people with the same motivation ("no time, no need").

I finally found the courage to start the project on my own and am now very very happy to have found lots of support by the local skate community and a team that is skilled, funny and above all kind hearted from top to toe.

As I watch our young participants improve I really get the impression that SKAID will help them to find their place in our society and will contribute to their growing into self-confident adults.

My wish is that they will be able to identify with something else than just cultural background or nationality and that through that shared identity and passion they will find friends anywhere in the world they might go in the future.

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Rosa Moosbrugger

trainer & project manager

I'm Rosa, biology student from Vorarlberg, annnd now part of the SKAID team. For many people, skating seems at first glance, to jump around in baggy-pants on a board with 4 wheels. After 3 years of skating myself, I know that there is much more to it: a lot of patience, consistency, creativity, community, supporting each other, friendships, falling down, getting up, testing limits, conquering public space, political statements, and and and. Skating has given me a lot over the last few years, and I couldn't imagine anything better than being able to pass these things on. 'Skaid' does exactly that, and I’m excited to be a part of it.

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Viktoria Kapuscinski

trainer & project manager

I'm Viki and I'm a proud SKAID member since the beginning of 2024. For me, skating is the most beautiful thing in the world, but it's not just skating itself that has enriched my life, but also all the wonderful people I've been able to meet through it. Skating is like being at home with a huge family. No matter where in the world I traveled alone, I met people at the skate park. When it comes to skating, origin, age, religion, gender, sexuality and level don't matter. The only thing that counts is the joy of skating and that's exactly what I want to pass on.

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