Five ways to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day in Colorado today

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The International Association of Skateboarding Companies declared June 21 as "the official holiday of skateboarding" back in 2003, and there are hundreds of killer concrete skate parks across Colorado to help you celebrate Go Skateboarding Day today.

Here's a quick roundup of events and places where you can show your love.


5. Check out the snake run at Arvada Skate Park
Today's best and biggest event is likely to be the Square State Skate event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Arvada Skatepark at 13150 W 72nd Avenue -- Westword's Best of Denver 2012 Best Skate Park Winner -- presented in partnership with Arvada's Community Skate & Snow and the MRKT Skate Shop in Fort Collins.

"It's going to be a big' ol skate session and barbecue," says Square State Skate founder Brian Ball, who also organizes the summer skate camp program at the Arvada park. "Come out and join us!"

Be sure to bring some canned goods or extra clothing while you're at it: "We have organized a Relief Drive -- clothing, canned goods, whatever -- for the victims of the High Park Fire near Ft. Collins," says Ball. "Anything that gets donated will be brought to the Little Poudre Family Clinic, which is conducting its own clothing drive and has agreed to take our donations. The guys from the MRKT shop will also be collecting clothes at their event at the Northside Skatepark in Fort Collins."

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4. Buy local
We can recommend a number of local skate shops, including the ones mentioned above as well as 303 Boards, The Denver Shop, Emage, and TS Board Shop here in Denver, Crisis Skateboards in Broomfield, and Satellite Board Shop and Meta Skateboards in Boulder.

"If you're looking to support local companies as well as local shops, we like the decks and wheels from Boulder-based Null Skateboards," says Meta Skateboards owner Sam Hines. "Other cool local companies worth checking out include No Love Skateboarding, Conspiracy Skateboards and Voyage Skateboard Co.. And on the longboard front the two big local companies are Never Summer in Denver and Venom, a Boulder company that makes bushings and wheels. There's also Seismic Skate Systems, another Boulder company, that makes trucks, wheels, and some boards."


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1 Punch Johnny
1 Punch Johnny

  These young spoiled rich white suburban snot nosed brats today dont even know who jay adams is. kinda sad aint it?

Juan_leg
Juan_leg

 I do plan on spectating. These kids are very talented and I am all for any positive activities they can apply themselves to,  that doesn't include all this embarrassing gang crap !!!

1 Punch Johnny
1 Punch Johnny

  Jay you and your venice crew also discovered skate boarding in pools which later became skate parks and you jay and your dad helped start the first summer x games way back. kids today dont know how much you guys contributed to the skateboard culture and alot of them dont even know who you are or the dog town z boys were. they think tony hawk invented it all tony hawk wasn't even around back when you guys were charging the wall.tony hawk stole all his lame boring act and moves from jay adams and the venice beach dog town z boys.

DOGTOWN Z BOY JAY ADAMS
DOGTOWN Z BOY JAY ADAMS

Watch the DVD BIO on the Dog Town Z Boys. im in it when I was 14 yrs old. im Jay Adams and im still alive and well at 52 years old and still skateboarding and surfing here on the north shore of Oahu Hawaii. we started the  whole free flowing radical skateboarding  way back in 1970 in Venice Beach California. come to the skate park at sunset beach on the north shore and meet me in person im always either there or across the street surfing on waves at pipeline or sunset beach.  Jay Adams an original Dog Town Z Boy Haleiwa Ohau Hawaii.

Juan_leg
Juan_leg

Convince this 1-legged man he won't DIE , participating in 'Skateboard Day'...

Blake Mitchell
Blake Mitchell

I doubt that the real Jay Adams would have the time to be posting out of the blue on a Denver newspaper blog of all places, but if it's really you, you RULED, Jay!!

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