Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Go Skateboard Day - 2012


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By Terry Orr


The name for the holiday possibly originated from the "No Skateboarding" signs which often has been changed to "Go Skateboarding." by local skaters. The holiday was conceived by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to help make skateboarding more accessible to the world through various events held in major cities around the world. Beginning with the first celebration in 2004, GSD has since received Special Congressional Recognition from the US Congress for promoting the sport of skateboarding. This holiday is celebrated by millions of skaters around the world.  Skateboards founder/owner, Steve Rodriguez, runs the New York City chapter of Go Skateboarding Day, and with thousands of participants in tow each year, GSD NYC is considered one of the largest single gatherings of skateboarders in the world and is now considered an official holiday.

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Go Skateboarding Day – 2011 is our third most popular article. I must admit, if skateboarding had been around while I was growing up, I would have participated.  My three children and five grandsons all enjoy boarding.  Like most parents and grandparents – safety is paramount. 

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Links:
http://skateboardiasc.org/

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