3) You will make a lot of new friends.
Of all sorts of varieties (probably some scooter kids too, sorry). The skatepark brings together old and new, girls and boys, bmx-ers, skaters, birds and bees. You can make conversations with them all, bonding by the mini, joining in a game of skate..empathising in the frustration of learning something new and celebrating when they do. As time passes people will start inviting you to go skate with them and there it begins. Skate friends.