I am sure all over skateboarders enjoyed this years Go Skateboarding Day. Here is a link to Vancouver’s day courtesy of Color Magazine: http://www.flickr.com//photos/colormagazine/sets/72157626901177413/show/
“An all out radical day with tons of cash prizes, best tricks and product to be had and won by all… We are going to posse up, and roll out around the city where we will come across some hidden obstacles with money and product up for grabs! Mark this day on your calendar because it’s going to be out of control!!”
Go skateboarding day in Vancouver Monday June 21st
ALL ABOARD VANCOUVER GO SKATE DAY
In true hobo/train hopping fashion, skaters will ‘ride the rails’ together hitting a multitude of spots the GVRD has to offer starting at 12pm at the Skate Plaza and ending with an evening session at Strathcona Park and BBQ at 6pm.
Meet up at the Skate Plaza in the morning at 1030am and enjoy waffles courtesy of Vans shoes.
SPOT 1 – 12pm
MAIN STREET STATION @ TERMINAL
BANK/WALL on south side of Starbucks, STAIRS/RAIL on north side of Starbucks
SPOT 2 – 1pm
RENFREW STATION, HIP/LOADING DOCK
behind Staples (Grandview Hwy)
SPOT 3 – 1:35pm
HOLDOM STATION, GAP TO LEDGE, GAP OUT
SPOT 4 – 2pm
SPERLING SKYTRAIN, LEDGES, BANK TRANSFER, BRIDGE BOMB
SPOT 5 – 3pm
ROYAL OAK SKYTRAIN, MANUAL PAD, LAUNCH GAP, LEDGE
SPOT 6 – 3:45pm
METROTOWN STATION, BONSOR BOWL JAM
SPOT 7 – 5pm
STADIUM SKYTRAIN, DROP-IN GAP TO LEDGE
GEORGIA VIADUCT, THE TRADITIONAL BARGE
COLIN PAYNE, DAILY NEWS REPORTER
Having recently lost one of their own and searching for a place to call home, Nelson area skateboarders will be coming together in a show of solidarity Monday evening.
In recognition of Go Skateboarding Day, an international event aimed at promoting skateboarding, Nelson skateboarders will be skating down Baker Street to the Nelson and District Youth Centre skate park where they’ll gather for some fun.
Elliot Ingles, program coordinator at the Nelson and District Youth Centre, helped organize the event and said it’s time for skateboarders in Nelson to come together to advocate for themselves.
“I think that at this point in the Kootenays it’s definitely needed for skateboarders and friends of skateboarders to all come together, because we need an outdoor skate park,” Ingles said. “Skate kids are fairly alienated in Nelson and they deserve a place to play as much as anyone else.
“It’s time for us all to get together and try to figure this all out because city council is not moving forward with (the skate park). We need power in numbers and I’m hoping people will come out for it.”
Ingles added that the event will also help pay homage to the late Josh Evin, the professional skateboarder and Kootenay native who died suddenly in a motorcycle accident last weekend.
The event starts at 5 p.m. across from The Sacred Ride on Baker Street, and skateboarders will make their way down Baker to Josephine before heading to the NDYC for a skate session.
Because of the new anti-skateboarding bylaw, permission was needed from local police and a police escort will accompany the skateboarders through the downtown area.”
For more information, visit http://www.goskateboardingday.org/.