My name is Reneâ€™ Hulgreen, I was born in Glostrup Denmark on the 21 of Marts 1970, my mother Lilian Hagen Hansen was a nurse and my father Knud Erik Hulgreen was working on Carlsberg, I grew up in the beach town of Greve 20 km. South of Copenhagen.
As far as I can remember I have always had Roller skates, The first pair I can remember was strap on metal skates with plastic wheels, which I had when I was very little, when I was between 7 and 10 years old I had two pairs of skates, first some yellow skates with blue stripes and yellow rubber wheels, which was a lot better then my first pair of skates. The second pair was not much different, just blue with silver stripes and blue rubber wheels. Mostly I just went down small slopes or played catch with the other kids near my home, but I learned how to skate already back then.
I also jumped trampoline in the local club and became Danish champion for team at the age of 12, but knee problems forced me to stop or I would have ended up in a wheelchair. The doctor said I could only ride bikes or swim if I wanted to do any sport, and the town of Greve had the biggest Swimming bath in Denmark, so I ended up swimming, but only for a short time. Lying there in the water I saw all the platform divers having fun and thatâ€™s how I ended up becoming a platform diver, witch didnâ€™t really help my knee problem. [...]
Check the official website of Rene Hulgreen, featuring a lot of oldschool photos of Rene and others skaters.
Rene Hulgreen was sponsored by : Roces, Cozmo wheels, Heckler Brew, 50/50, SlÃ¸jfen, Copenhagen skates, Submachine, Transpack, Timezone Clothing, LTM bearings, Red Bull, Cross over, Eastpak and Roland GÃ¶schl.