Celebrate Go Skateboarding Day

Jake Wootin catching air!Join fellow skateboard enthusiasts at Kennesaw Skatepark on Saturday, June 21, from 11 am to 4 pm  at an event in recognition of the tenth anniversary of Go Skateboarding Day. The free event will feature open skate sessions, live music, “best trick” contests, giveaways, game tables, and a misting station. BBQ and frozen treats will be available for purchase. Kennesaw Skatepark is located at Swift-Cantrell Park, Kennesaw.

Contest start times are as follows: 1 p.m. – Impact Section, 2 p.m. – Centerpiece Gap, and 3 p.m. – Pool. Winners will receive a gift card; runner-ups will receive a skate deck. Advance registration is not required.

Go Skateboarding Day, held on June 21 every year, is the official holiday of skateboarding. Founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, Go Skateboarding Day gives passionate skateboarders as well as those who are simply inspired by the sport the opportunity to drop everything and get on a skateboard. It is a cooperative of decentralized events that take place around the globe. Skateboard retailers, manufacturers, skateparks, distributors, organizations and individuals of all colors, creeds, and attitudes hold events to celebrate the holiday.

The Kennesaw event is presented by Ambush Board Co. and Kennesaw Pediatrics. Additional sponsors include J.D.’s Bar-B-Que, Game Truck, NCG Cinemas, Papa John’s Pizza, and Red Bull. For more information, contact the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714.  Photo by Daniel Summerour of Jake Wooten, March Radness event.  Daniel is on Instagram and a student at KSU.