Our favorite day of the year is right around the corner.
That’s right! Go Skateboarding Day 2022 is right around the corner. Whether you’re a first timer or a long time skateboarder, here’s Everything you Need to Know About Go Skateboarding Day 2022.
GSD 2022 promises to be one of the most fun and exciting Go Skateboarding Days yet. But how do you know which event is best for you? Which events are safe for kids? Or how Go Skateboarding Day even came to be?
With the widest network of certified skateboarding instructors, we know a thing or two about Go Skate Day. Let’s get to celebrating!
History of Go Skateboarding Day
Go Skateboarding Day was created by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) in 2004, to promote events in major cities around the world to help make skateboarding more accessible. Just like us here at GoSkate, the goal has always been to encourage more people to skate for the first time.
As a testament to the holiday, Go Skateboarding Day is sometimes referred to as International Skate Day, as what started in the US has since spanned to every corner of the globe.
That being said, most skate shops will throw an event at your local skatepark to encourage young people to get outside and practice the sport of skateboarding. Historically, making skate shops the perfect place to ask about events for your area’s Go Skateboarding Day.
For everything else, GOSKATE has you covered!
When is Go Skate Day?
Save the Date! (Tuesday) June 21, 2022
Summer is set to make it’s official equinox debut and with it the longest day of the year.
With June 21st being the longest day of the year, Go Skate Day holiday lands cleverly by design.
With Go Skateboarding Day being on the longest day of the year, skaters have more daylight hours to partake in their favorite activity. Skateparks from Los Angeles to Tokyo will be full of kids and young adults from sunrise to sunset, hosting contests, BBQs, free raffles, and overall good times.
That means, pack up the car and hit your local skatepark!
Skateboarding comes in many forms, but arguably Go Skate Day is the largest and most authentic communal gathering. It’s the perfect time to check out your local skatepark to get a glimpse at your local skate scene and the people behind it.
What are Some Go Skateboarding Day Events?
Thousands of skateboarders around the world partake in local events for Go Skateboarding Day. You’ll have a host of skate meetups, contests, and communal gatherings to choose from. Here are some events you can expect to see on Go Skate Day 2022:
- Skatepark BBQ: Who doesn’t love a summer BBQ? Skate companies and skate shops will provide a BBQ at the local park, food and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Live music will often accompany the BBQ.
- Skatepark Contests: What goes along perfectly with a BBQ? How about skate contests? Often judged by the local skate shop owners, Go Skate Day contests come in various forms and offer local skaters a way to win skate gear like decks, wheels, trucks, and shoes.
- High Ollie Contest: Skateboards or sometimes a measuring stick are stacked as skaters are invited to ollie the obstacle. With each ollie the measure grows taller as contestants are weeded out until the skater with the highest ollie is crowned the winner.
- Best Trick Contest: Best Trick contests are some of the most exciting skateboarding contests in skating. A particular obstacle in the skate park, typically a rail, a stair set or a launch ramp, will be chosen for a ‘free for all’ contest. Those who are the top skaters of their local park will skate the obstacle to see who can do the ‘best trick’ for prizes. Skaters perform progressively harder tricks and build off one another’s momentum and inspiration, making for some of the most exciting contests to witness.
- Hippie-Jump Contest: The Hippie Jump contest is one of the more accessible and inclusive activities, as skaters are invited to jump over a stick with a clearing underneath for their board to pass through. While the skaters jump over the stick, their board travels beneath until they are reunited on the other side. Like the high ollie contest, the stick is raised and raised (often on cones, chairs or by people holding it) until the highest hippie jump is crowned.
- Video & Documentary Premiers: Skateboarding has always been accompanied by videography and documentation and Go Skateboarding Day is no exception. In fact, Go Skateboarding Day is often when local shops or companies will release a video or premier a documentary. Sometimes after the contests, BBQs, raffles, etc; the perfect way to end the day is with a projector against a skate shop wall for a new skate video.
- Product Tosses: One of the best aspects of Go Skateboarding Day is the free product you can obtain in the form of raffles, prizes and product tosses. Product tosses are a right of passage for young kids to pack together in a crowd and jostle one another for products ‘tossed’ into the crowd. Think of the pro skaters or the company owners standing on the top of the half pipe with 20-30 skaters down in the floor section of the ramp. The pros will toss stickers, boards, wheels, shirts, shoes, you name it and kids absolutely love it.
- Street Takeover: In the largest cities around the world, skateboarders will band together to perform a street takeover. It’s as simple as it sounds, hundreds of skateboarders agree on a meet-up spot and skate for several miles in a group taking over the streets.
Go Skate Day Street Takeover
2022 Go Skate Day Events - Nationwide
Online Event- Battle of the Berrics 12. The top skaters face off in the finals online at 7 PM PST. Watch the event online here
Austin, TX – Bushy Creek Skate Park Event. 5 PM – 10 PM. Game of SKATE. Competitions. GSD 2022. More Details
Arvada, CO – Denver Go Skate Day Skate tour and open skate. Event Details
Boca Raton, FL – Drop In Action Sports Complex. Contest. Event Info
Bonzai Beach, HI – Best Trick contest at Bonzai Skate Park https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce4i0a9PtJ1/
Brushy Creek, TX Skate Park- Music, food, giveaways. Event Info
Camarillo, CA – Pleasant Valley Skate Park. (Cancelled due to COVID-19) More Info
Chattanooga, TN Skate Park – Live music event on June 19th. Event Info
Chicago, IL – Asylum Skate Park in Lake Bluff, IL Event Details
Chino, CA – Ayala Sketerpark- Go Skateboarding Day Jam. Check all details here
Chino, CA Skate Park – Best Trick Throwdown. 1 PM- 6 PM. Cash Prizes and Free Product. Info
Cape Coral, FL Skate Park – Contests and Free Admission . !0 AM – 2 PM. “Join us at Eagle Skate Park on Monday, June 21 for a “Go Skate Day” Celebration in partnership with Ride Nature!
Skateboarders will receive free admission all day, contests, and prizes!”
For more info, call 239-574-049 All Day. Event Info
Cocoa Beach, FL Skate Park – Rail jam, best trick, giveaways, food. Starts at 12 PM. Movie at 8 PM . Info
Colorado Springs, CO – Event on June 19th . Get Details
Denver, CO – Go skateboarding day Show. Check all info here
Denver CO –June 22. Come skate, play, and chill! There will be food trucks from Mile High Kona Ice and Wheels on Fire Pizza, free beverages, and DJing by Mario Zoots.
Detroit, MI – Riverside Skate Park. Best Trick Jam at 7 PM. $750 in prizes. Product toss. Details
Downey, CA – Independence Park – The City of Downey Parks and Recreation invites you to join us on June 21st from 12:00-5:00pm at the Independence Skate Park for Go Skate Day. Join us as we kick off the summer with games, competition, prizes and more.. Go Skate Day Show. More details here
Erie, PA – 5:00- 7:00 PM.
Elkin Park, PA- Free skateboard lessons and best trick contest
Location- across the street from Wall Park Skate Park.
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Grand Rapids, MI Skate Park– Competitions, Music, and Food. Event Info
Grandview, MO – Free skate camp, food, contests by Varsity Skate Academy. Details
Irving, TX Skate Park – Skate jam – Event Details
Jacksonville, FL – 10 AM – 3:00 PM. River City Railway. Food Trucks, Best Trick, Giveaway. Drinks for 21+ 1738 E Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-1206, United States
Jersey City, NJ- Berry Lane Skate Park. Best trick contest, live music, food. 4 PM- 8 PM. (New York City Skate Scene) Details
Jupiter, FL – Jupiter Skate Park (1501 W. Frederick Small Road) -Best Trick Contest, and Free Park Admission, Go Skate Day Specials. More info
Kennesaw, GA Skate Park – Atlanta Go Skate Skateboarding Event 2022. “Monday, June 21, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Kennesaw Skatepark, located at Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Hwy NW. Parks & Rec will be providing snacks and music for the celebration and will have vendors on-site. ” More Info
Laconia, NH Skate Park – Best trick contest at 4 PM. Details
Lancaster, CA – Pharmacy Skate Shop, Quartz Hill Skate Park. George Lane Park. Giveaway. Game of SKATE 5 PM. Best Trick Contest 6 PM. Details
Lewisville, TX Skate Park – Best trick contest. Info
Lexington, KY – Woodland Skate Park Go Skate Day. 6 PM-8 PM Event Info
Lodi, CA – Kofi Skate Park. Giveaways and open skating. Event Info
Longmont, CO – Skate tour and open skate. Event Details
Los Angeles, CA – Downtown LA. Go Skateboarding Day Street Show 2022. Check it all here
Los Angeles, CA – Belvedere Skate Park Go Skate Day. Free food, drinks, Powell skate team, and more. Event Details
Los Angeles, CA – Venice Skate Park, 1800 Ocean Front Walk.. Go Skateboarding Day, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM, a photo booth for Go Skate Day! “Come step on the red carpet, pose with your skateboard, and get your free digital photo and 4 x 6 print courtesy of Maui and Sons and Fossil. ” Picnic, and Skating. Info
Louisville, KY – at Breslin Skate Park at 12 PM. Free Pizza. Louisville Skatepark contest at 3 PM Info
Manitowoc, MN – More Details
Mammoth Lakes, CA – Wave Rave Snowboard Shop. Giveaways and music. Event Info
Minneapolis, MN Go Skate Day 2022- 425 Portland Ave. S. Meet at 6 PM. MOB the Streets at 7 PM. Rain or Shine. Event Info
Naples FL Skate Park – Go Skate Day – SWFL Tour with Special Guest Jamie Thomas Event Info
New Rochelle, NY Skate Park – Contests and open skating. Details
New York City, NY – Manhattan. Sunday June 19 . Skateboard Party. Games and Prizes
New York City, NY – Manhattan. June 21st Event . “A day of skating, prizes, and tons of fun. ” Event Details.
North Port, FL Skate Park – Open skating. Event Details
Oakdale, CA Skate Park– Product Toss Details
Oceanside, CA – Melba Bishop Skate Park. BBQ, best trick contest, game of SKATE Event Info
Orlando, FL – Howard Middle School. Event Info
Portsmouth, VA– Sunday June 19th @5 PM. More details
Philadelphia PA- Live Music, open skate and best trick contest. June 21st 5:00 PM-9:30 PM.
888 N. 40th Street. Philly, PA
Phoenix, AZ – Deck Park. DC Product Toss. Get Info
Phoenix/ Sacaton, AZ – Go Skate Day Competitions. More info
Pontiac, MI – Skate Park Fundraiser. Free skate lessons. Details
Portland, OR – Downhill street ‘Go Skateboarding Day’ bomb session. Event Details
Port Orchard, WA – Go Skate Events. Details here
Rapid City, SD – GO SKATE DAY SKATEPARK SHOW, Details
Richmond, VA – Celebration at Texas Beach Skate Park. Skate Lessons at 9:30 AM. Skate Jam and Food at 5 PM. Details
San Antonio, TX – San Pedro Skatepark -Go Skateboarding Day Mega Jam. All details here
San Pedro Park. BBQ, skate jam, and prizes. Info
San Antonio, TX – Peacock Alley. DJ and Music. 1 PM. Details
San Diego, CA – Chicano Park. DC Product Toss. Event Details. Another event will take place at Robb Field in the afternoon.
Santa Ana, CA – Centennial Park, Best Trick Contest More Info
Sheboygan, WI – 726 Kiwanis Park Road. Kids Lesson 9-11 AM. 11 AM- 7 PM Event and BBQ. More Info
Shreveport, LA – Stoner Skate Park. Drinks and Free Giveaways. Event Info
Stamford, CT Skate Park– Scalzi Park. BBQ and Skating. Event Info
Stroudsburg, PA Skate Park – Session and Giveaway 3PM-6PM Event Info
Tampa, FL – Skatepark of Tampa. Go Skate Day Session. Free skating all day. 9 AM – 8 PM. Event Details
Tulsa, OK – Free T Shirts
Tupelo, MS -Tupelo Skate Park Food, contests, music, giveaway. 6 PM-10 PM Details
Venice, CA – Venice Skate Park Event Details
Wilson, NC –Best Trick Contest and Jam https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce9DEoDuTlg/
Start: Downtown Skate Plaza at 12pm and roll from there…
$2500 in cash prizes given out for tricks at the spots!
London , UK
Southbank from 3pm until 7pm. With giveaways and prizes.
Red Bull Road Gap 6pm until 10pm. Located at Leake Street Arches. Women’s & Men’s Jams with plenty of prizes to be won.
Bristo Square & Saughton Skatepark from 3pm until 7pm. With giveaways and prizes
Eastside, 3 Block and Fastlands. Meet at Eastside from 1pm. Prizes for Best Trick, Worst Bail and Going Ham.
Skate & Seek Event – Flatspot are teaming up with Nike SB, leaving tickets around Plymouth City Centre for free pairs of Nike SB’s!
Jam session starts from 5pm at Plac Solidarności
All details here
Quintana Roo, Mexico -Bowl Calderitas Beach – Go Skateboarding Day Party. More info
Siargao Island, Philippines – Go Skateboarding Day Best of. Learn more here
Cardiff UK – Bute Square. 2 PM. June 26th, Details
Edinburgh, UK – Dalmeny Street. 3 Pm. Details
Leeds, UK – Millenium Square. Game of SKATE. Contests, Giveaways Info
London, UK – More Details
Manchester UK – Go Skate Day at Graystone Action Sports. Giveaways, Lessons, and Contest. Info
Orillia, ON, Canada – Skate ParkPrizes, games, giveaway. Details
Regina, SK, Canada – Go Skate Day Event. Event info
San Juan, PR – Event Details
Thunder Bay, ON Event Details
Vancouver, BC –
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