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National Go Skate Day 

When: Sat., June 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2009
Price: FREE
www.goskateboardingday.org
National Go Skateboarding Day is Sunday, June 21, but local skate shop the Boardroom is throwing its second annual National Go Skate Day on Saturday, June 20, so that those of you who promised Dad you’d go on a mountain bike ride with him can attend. The official stance of Go Skateboarding Day, founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, is to promote safe and responsible skateboarding. Locally, representatives from St. Luke’s will be on-site to promote safe skating and the use of helmets. Safety is key, but really it’s a reason for riders to show off their skills and for spectators to get an eyeful of tricks, spills and transitions. The all-ages festival-style event includes an open skate competition, games of skate (like HORSE, but on skateboards) and a dunk tank. Booths will be set up so skaters can design their own skate decks, a live DJ will spin some music, and riders can keep their energy up by hitting a free barbecue from noon-3 p.m. Last year’s event brought out almost 300 people, so skate like no one’s watching, but be aware that most of the Boardroom’s skate team will be present checking out the new talent.

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