Jun 14, 2012|
Go Skateboarding Day began with a few skate sessions and barbeques in southern California in 2003. Now, June 21 is considered a holiday conceived by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC), when skateboarders come together to not only skateboard, but to also be involved in various activities and events held by skateboard shops, clubs, and organizations.
However, there have been some disputes among the skaters against Go Skateboarding Day. Supporters of No Skateboarding Day argues that every day should be a skateboarding day and claims that Go Skateboarding Day was created by the IASC for marketing purposes.
Regardless, it has been widely spread around the world and has been celebrated for the past eight years.
In Hong Kong, this year’s Go Skateboarding Day will include events such as Highest and Longest Ollie Contests, Best Trick Contest, First Try Contest, and more, with prizes ranging from $1000-6000 and other gifts.
Since June 21 is not a holiday here, the Hong Kong skaters will be celebrating Go Skateboarding Day on June 23, 2012 instead. They will meet at Morrison Hill skatepark at 11am, Diamond Hill skatepark at 2pm, and finally head over to Mei Foo skatepark at 3pm, where the main games will take place. Buses will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Visit the website Go Skateboarding Day for more information.