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Lizzie Armanto on kick-flipping the female skate scene, her Finnish roots, and life in LA

By Linnéa Pesonen

Renowned Finnish skateboarder Lizzie Armanto. . Photo: Henna Koskinen

Finnish-American skateboarder Lizzie Armanto has played a major part in changing the game for female skaters. Now, having skated in the Olympics and conquered Tony Hawk’s infamous 360° loop ramp (the first woman to do so), she and her pro skater husband are settling into a home of their own, one that’s reflective of her Scandinavian roots. They just have to build it first