Every year on June 21st, skateboarders from all over the world get together and celebrate their love for all forms of skateboarding. From Brisbane to California, it has become a national holiday for skateboarders.
Let’s be real, every day is ‘Go Skateboarding Day’ for us, however, in 2004 the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) decided it should have an official date. Helping to organise fundraisers, workshops and competitions, the day attracts avid skateboarders and those who have never ridden a board.
Every year the sport grows exponentially and ‘Go Skateboarding Day’ reflects that with bigger and better activities. ‘Go Skateboarding Day’ is a day for all skateboarders to get together, have fun and show the world what skateboarding really is. To put it simply, Go Skateboarding Day’s purpose is to keep the culture alive and make sure the world is aware of its existence.
Attracting the attention of skateboarding manufacturers, retailers, organisations, charities and with huge companies such as Red Bull, attending larger events in major cities, there is something for everyone. If you live in or near large cities there will already be events which have been organised.
Here, at Concrete Lines, we’ve paired up with Santa Cruz, Independent and Creature to gather up heaps of cool giveaway prizes throughout the day. We’ve planned loads of activities, trick contests and even a race to keep you going. Come join us at Cooly Skate Park,10.30am. Bring your mates!
If you live a bit too far away, you can ask around at your local skate park (or shop) or search on Facebook for information. The internet will be the best way to find your local Go Skateboarding Day events. A quick search on Google or Facebook for #goskateboardingday will do the trick. It shouldn’t be too hard to find out what’s happening in your local area and remember, if you can’t find/attend a big event just grab a bunch of your mates and head down to your local spot! It isn’t crucial that you attend a large event, the main thing is that you are having fun doing the sport you love!