The Go Skateboarding Day, often abbreviated as GSD, is celebrated every 21st of June each year. This unofficial holiday was created by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) with the aim of promoting skateboarding.
About the Go Skateboarding Day
During the Go Skateboarding Day, people celebrate by conducting various activities related to skateboarding. Most people just spend their time skating by themselves or with their friends. Some people also become interested in learning how to ride a skateboard. Skateboarding enthusiasts participate in skateboarding meet and contests where they get to showcase the tricks they have mastered through hours or even days of practice. People also share on social media the activities they do which are related to skateboarding.
The Go Skateboarding Day was started by Kerel “SriKala” Roach and Bryan Chin in 2002 in New York City. It was originally called the All-Star City Skate Jam but was later renamed Go Skate Day in 2004. This day aims to promote the sport of skateboarding as well as to encourage people, especially kids to get the habit of practicing sport outside.
As mentioned earlier, the Go Skateboarding Day is always celebrated every June 21 each year. This means that the upcoming Go Skateboarding Day will be held on June 21st.
The following are the main reasons why you should participate in the celebration of the Go Skateboarding Day:
To Learn How to Skate
One good reason to celebrate this day is that this is the opportune time for you to learn how to skate if you still do not know-how. It might be complicated at first especially if you are bad at balancing. But you will be able to get the hang of it and enjoy riding it outside on the roads.
To Enjoy Your Skating Hobby
Another good reason to celebrate this day is that this is the ideal time for you to enjoy your skating hobby. If you are a skater, then riding your skateboard is an integral part of your life. This is all the more reason for you to celebrate this day.
To Meet Other Skaters
You should also celebrate this day to meet other skaters. Not all people skate. But there are some dedicated people who just love to skate most of the time in their lives. If you are one of them and you feel that there are not much people around you just like you, then you should go celebrate this day to meet other people who can be your friends for life just because you share the same passion for skating.
Celebration Ideas and Activities
The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the Go Skateboarding Day as best as it can be:
Go to a Skate Park
One good idea for your celebration of this day is to go to a skate park. Here, you can practice your skateboarding skills as well as to learn some new tricks. You can also interact with other people in the skate park and meet new friends.
Participate in a Skate Meet
Also, a good idea for your celebration of this day is to participate in a skate meet. Usually, this kind of activity will showcase the most talented skaters, even the famous ones. You might get lucky if you get to meet skaters who have joined and won major international contests.
Join a Skating Competition
You can also try to join a skating competition if you are confident enough with your skills. There are a lot of different kinds of skating competitions – some are small scale while others are large scale (on the international level). These contests give exciting rewards. They may be clothes, new skateboards, skateboarding equipment, cash, and more. If you are skilled in skateboarding, then you should try to win these prizes by joining a contest.
Celebrate on Social Media
You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #GoSkateboardingDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this special day. by doing this, you will also be able to encourage other people to try to skate.