It’s no secret Calgary has an amazing skateboard scene; a plethora of great (free!) parks, stores and of course skaters, that we should celebrate the YYC scene, if for not one day a year. This Thursday, drop your TV, put down that tennis racquet and throw away your boring Magic Cards because it’s GO SKATEBOARDING DAY.
If you’re the kind of person who’s adverse to ‘social causes’ but picks one thing a year to get involved in, here’s your one thing. I’m just sayin’ that if you’re of the GenX through to Millennial Generation, then these are your people, and you should support them.
According to the official Go Skateboarding Day website, the Day was started on June 21, 2003 by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC), as as way to “give passionate skateboarders as well as those who are simply inspired by skateboarding, the opportunity to drop everything and get on a skateboard.” Now how poetic is that?
The truth is skaters deserve it! Between fighting stupid tickets, advocating for parks and falling face first at high speeds on concrete, the least we can do is give them a day. The Calgary Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts (CASE) is hosting this year’s Go Skateboarding Day event at Millennium Park with all kinds of super fun activities. And most importantly: SKATEBOARDING. Not rollerblading, SKATEBOARDING.
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer bowls to stairs, or long boards to curbs, grab your deck and we’ll see you there.