GO SKATE DAY 2017 IN PHILLY JUNE 21ST
To celebrate International Go Skateboarding Day, SkatePhilly is hosting a full day of events where skaters can come together and celebrate their love of skateboarding on Wednesday, June 21. This year, SkatePhilly plants the seeds for a vibrant annual activation, with the goal of highlighting skateboarding in Philadelphia and growing support for the movement to make Philadelphia the most skateable city in the world.
Go Skate Day Events & Programs:
Go Skate Day Skavenger Hunt: From 8AM — 4PM, Philly skaters can compete in an interactive scavenger hunt with different skate-themed tasks at various skateparks and other locations throughout the city. Participants will be able to use the Scavify mobile app to snap photos, check in at specific locations, and answer trivia questions to accumulate points and win prizes including tons of gear from Nocturnal Skate Shop. To participate, users will need to download the Scavify app, create an account, search «Go Skate Day» and join the hunt. The hunt will conclude at Paine’s Park where winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at approximately 4:30PM.
Granahan Skatepark Ribbon-Cutting: At 11AM, elected officials and community stakeholders will join local skateboarders to officially cut the ribbon and open Granahan Skatepark at 6500 Callowhill Street. Officials scheduled to attend include Mayor Jim Kenney, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis, Councilman Curtis Jones, and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell.
DC Skate Team Demo: From 3PM – 5PM, Philadelphia’s own Love Park legend Josh Kalis will join fellow DC team riders Evan Smith and John Shanahan for a skate demo session at Paine’s Park.
Parks on Tap: Philadelphia’s first mobile beer garden is back for its second season and its stint at Paine’s Park starts off with a Happy Hour Fundraiser from 5-7PM, during which 50% of all sales will go to SkatePhilly.
Formerly Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, SkatePhilly works to strengthen communities and empower youth by advocating for skaters and skateboarding culture, educating youth and adults about the art of skateboarding and its benefits to neighborhoods and people, and building free, public skateparks that demonstrate innovative design, community engagement and multi-faceted use.