Go Skateboarding Day, the official holiday of skateboarding, is right around the corner! Are you ready to blow off all your other obligations and just go skateboarding? Now going on its 10th year, every year on June 21, skateboarders around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by going skateboarding. Last year, skateboarders across the world – from China, Afghanistan, Colombia, Brazil, and the U.S.A., among others – gathered to celebrate the Annual International Go Skateboarding Day by participating in over 600 events honoring the international holiday.
Continuing the tradition this year, skateboarders everywhere will show their love and support for skateboarding by holding fundraisers, contests, protests and demos. They’ll skate across cities, gather in skate parks, stream into their local skate shop and some will even revel in the solitary act of skateboarding alone at their favorite spot, all bringing together the skateboarding community in the grind heard around the world.
The day began on June 21, 2003 as an excuse for skateboarders to make skateboarding their top priority, with Go Skateboarding Day hosting a few simple skate sessions and bar-b-ques held in skateboarding’s unofficial capital, southern California. Founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC), Go Skateboarding Day gives passionate skateboarders as well as those who are simply inspired by skateboarding, the opportunity to drop everything and get on a skateboard.
Today the day continues to embrace skateboarding culture and to define skateboarding as the rebellious, creative celebration of independence it continues to be. In the years since that first celebration, the holiday continues to grow, but the mission remains the same: Have fun, go skateboarding!
For more details, check out the site: http://www.goskateboardingday.org.