Early life[ edit ] Born and raised in ÅsAkershus.
Skagestad was involved single klubb i ålesund athletics while attending senior high school. He initially played Basketball, and did not start focusing on football until around the age of He describes himself as a moderate supporter of Arsenal FC. Skagestad later played for local club Follo from toand he played the cup final against Strømsgodset inwhich Follo lost 2—0.
He made his debut in the cup-win against Strandaand his first league debut came later on 29 May in the 2—0 home win against Viking.
Skagestad, who originally was a right back, was then forced to play as a striker and occasionally as a winger. He went on to receive praise for his performance  At one point, Skagestad made the starting-eleven as a striker while the actual strikers Sander PostDidrik Fløtre and Solomon Okoronkwo was referred to the bench.
A match which Aalesund won 2—1. Commentators noted that the full-back had essentially played in every single position except as goalkeeper after arriving at the club.