A mainstay in skateboarding culture, Go Skateboarding Day was first created by the IASC back in 2004 in Southern California. This official holiday of skateboarding celebrates the pure exhilaration, creativity and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to just go skate. Fond memories from past Go Skate Days in Vancouver include taking over the streets and mobbing from spot to spot with your friends, BBQs and good vibes all around.
This year, there are a few major events being hosted by the local skate distributors. Here are the Go Skateboarding Day 2015 Vancouver events happening on Sunday, June 21.
Go Skate Day at Ambleside
Show support for the redesign and construction of a new skate park at Ambleside, a perfect little spot in West Vancouver right by the ocean. There will be a free BBQ and lots of prizes given away all day.
Where: Ambleside Skatepark – 13th & Bellevue, West Vancouver
When: June 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The classic mob style Go Skate Day event will start at the Vancouver Skate Plaza, hit up a bunch of spots in the city, then wrap up at Strathcona Skatepark with a BBQ. Lots of prizes will be given away throughout the day.
Where: The Plaza Skatepark – Quebec & Union, Vancouver
When: June 21, noon to 5 p.m.
Wrap up your day with the premiere of Shortboarding at The Rio Theatre. An independent skateboard film by Dakota Allison featuring Arte Lew, Mike Campbell, Derek Swaim, Desmond Hoostie, Dustin Locke, Cam Schuster, Nick Moore, Clayton Uhlig, Tyler Holm, Jamie Walker, Alexis Lacroix, Mike Schulze and Taylor Senft.
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: June 21, 9 p.m.