Go Skateboarding Day

Go Skateboarding Day Quick Facts - US

2021 DateJune 21, 2021
2022 DateJune 21, 2022
Go Skateboarding Day

Go Skateboarding Day History

Go Skateboarding Day seeks to promote skating and skateboarding. This day encourages people around the world to skate and participate in skating events hosted around their country.

Go Skateboarding Day was created in 2004 by the International Association of Skateboard Companies. It is observed annually on June 21st.

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Go Skateboarding Day Facts

  • According to skateboardershq, one of the first skateboard-like devices in the US was a 3-wheeled metal device used during the 1920s to practice skiing. A decade later the Scooter Skate was introduced. This was a metal rocket ship-shaped board that could be used with or without a handle. Skateboards eventually evolved from these and in 1959 they started to be mass-produced by a company called the Roller Derby Skate Company.
  • Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk may have popularized skateboarding, but according to skateboardershq, Tony Alva was one of the earliest skateboard pioneers. Born in California in 1957, Alva originally started skateboarding to practice surfing. He would later pave the wave for skating by utilizing ramps and vertical planes. He would revolutionize the sport and also encourage competition with his own team, the Zephyr Competition Skateboarding Team.
  • The first skateboard trick is attributed to Alan Gelfand. He called his trick an ollie which involved leaping into the air with his board without the use of his hands.

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