During World War II there were reports of kids in Paris's famous Montmartre district riding around on boards attached to roller skate wheels. However, it was land-bound surfers in California over a decade later who made this new sport popular. They called it "sidewalk surfing." Nobody could have guessed the immense popularity the sport would still have 70 years later. Those crazy boards are still evolving into new forms and styles too, if you can believe it. Now there are even entire courses and parks built especially for skateboarding in cities all over the world...although you can still find die-hard skaters using staircases and railings to perform their amazing tricks. And now you can try out all of these stunts and tricks yourself, even if you don't own a board or lack the real-world skills. There's a bunch of virtual skate parks you can explore right here, all for free. Hit the pavement throughout a virtual city, from the rooftops to the sewers and beyond. You can even skate as a dog and, at the end of the day, there'll be no broken bones. Or get a little romantic with some kissing in the skate park. There are even dress-up games to help you make sure that you look your best for the event.