Posted Jun. 21, 2013, 7:37 pm
The first day of Summer ignited in style attracting thousands of Westside skateboarders who took to the streets on the skaters "holiday" aptly named national Go Skateboarding Day having the effect of packing the local skateparks on the Westside and stoking skaters in the process. 16-year-old Leandre Sanders said that the Go Skateboarding Day event was not just a local phenomenon but a national one. "Today is the national Go Skateboarding Day," said Sanders. "It's a day when a bunch of skaters group up and have a little skate contest."
Posted Jun. 19, 2013, 5:31 pm
The annual Go Skateboarding Day at the Venice Skatepark in Venice Beach is expected to attract over 500 professional and amateur skateboarders who will flip tricks and grind away for the ninth year in a row Friday afternoon. June 21 has been labeled around the world as the official day for skateboarders to usher in the summer by riding on their skateboards all day. One of the non-local skaters attracted to the event was visiting Vermont skater Matt Houran who said that his experience at the Venice Beach Skatepark Wednesday afternoon was an experience that he would never forget. "It's amazing here," said Houran. "This is probably the best skate park I have ever been to coming from the east coast."