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Go Skateboarding Day LogoInternational Go Skateboarding Day is June 21st, the first day of summer. This is the 6th year of Go Skateboarding Day, and it happens to land on Father's Day this year!

So what is Go Skateboarding Day? It's a day to enjoy everything that is skateboarding! Some skaters will throw parties, some shops and skateparks will have events, and some people will take this opportunity to try skateboarding for the very first time.

If you aren't sure what to do for Go Skateboarding Day, here are some ideas:

  1. Throw a party! Invite your friends over, watch some skateboarding videos, and get out and skate!
  2. Go skateboarding with your kids - if you or they don't know how to skate, this is the perfect day to give skateboarding a shot.
  3. Go skateboarding with your parents - same idea, only this time it's you getting them off the couch! And with it falling on Father's Day this year, this is a PERFECT way to celebrate, especially if your dad is or was a skater!
  4. Put up Christmas lights, set off fireworks, and sing skateboarding songs to the neighborhood
  5. Visit your local skateboarding shop, and ask them if they know of anything going on. Hopefully they'll be planning some kind of event, or know of events happening
  6. Plan some kind of skateboarding event! If there's nothing happening in your town, why not put something together? It doesn't have to be anything fancy. Have a big game of SKATE! Hold your own UN-professional contest at the skatepark! Skate around town in a huge group and give flowers to cops! On second thought, you might just want to avoid the police ...
  7. If you can't go outside because of a broken leg or the storm of the century is raging through your neighborhood, then sit on your couch all day and play a skateboarding video game with your friends
  8. Make it a point to Learn a new trick!
  9. Take a kid skateboarding (could be your little brother, or could be some kid you found on the street)
  10. Just take a break from whatever you would normally do, and go skate!
Here's a list of go skateboarding day events that IASC has put together. Leave a comment below and share some of your own ideas of what people can do for Go Skateboarding Day. Or, talk about your own event, and invite people! Or just yell and scream about how excited you are!


June 19, 2008 at 11:04 pm
(1) Brett says:

Im gunna be going to the Wild in the Streets in NYC. But does anybody know where the god damned meeting places are?

June 20, 2008 at 11:57 am
(2) Marc's Board Shop says:

One of the other shops is hosting Go Skateboard Day (Pawnshop Skateboards) this year and I’m sponsoring it. Check out our flyer. Go Skateboarding Day is the best!!

June 20, 2008 at 11:58 am
(3) Marc's Board Shop says:
June 20, 2008 at 4:34 pm
(4) t-rad says:

Denver is gonna get hot for go skateboarding day at the new commerce city park. Free barbeque and check this line up of skaters:
gonna be good my friends.

June 21, 2008 at 1:42 am
(5) Scott says:

Its all about the release. Tricks rock but hanging with your buds on your wheels rocks!!

June 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm
(6) Louie says:

Suggestion #7 goes against the whole idea.

Play a skateboarding video game is not the same as skateboarding.


June 16, 2009 at 1:16 am
(7) Marcs Board Shop says:

This is our 2009 event flyer. Go Skateboarding Day is the best. We had 200 people show up at our event last year.


June 16, 2009 at 9:06 am
(8) Monkeez s/s says:


June 16, 2009 at 10:25 am
(9) Nicole says:

We are going to be open pretty much all day and having sales up to the day to help make sure everyone in NOVA has what they need since alot of folks around here are headed to DC for the day!

June 16, 2009 at 10:29 am
(10) Nicole says:

URL didnt come through last time – Spazaroo Skateboards, Leesburg, VA

June 16, 2009 at 11:06 am
(11) Brett says:

lol wow this is weird i commented on this same post a year ago. And now I’m gonna again haha. And I’m gonna be doing the same thing as last year, go skate in NYC

June 16, 2009 at 11:54 am
(12) Sk8Kings says:

June 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm
(13) Aaron says:

The NYC meeting places starts at the Brooklen banks @ 12:00 in the afternoon then just follow the huge crowd to the next place and the tour ends @ KCDC skateshop in brooklen.

June 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm
(14) Brett says:

lol Aaron what? That was from last years go skate day lol.

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