[twitter]Calgary Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts and the City of Calgary
Go Skateboarding Day
Sunday, June 21st from 1pm-4pm at Shaw Millennium Park.
I love watching Zacharie skate. Try, fail, get up, try again. Fail, try again. Get it, fail, try again.
The perseverance and practice needed to become a skateboarder is eternal. Zacharie got his first board for his birthday last year. He took a couple of classes, practiced a bit, and fell a lot.
This year, his birthday gift was another skateboard. This time, instead of the cheap Walmart board, we got him a complete. Youth Brigade Snow and Skate is a west Calgary shop exclusively for kids. All their gear is for the under teen set and we were happy to support a local business for Zacharie’s new rig.
He’s been back to the skate park a few times, he’s rolling on the street in front the of the house. He’s failing, he’s practicing, he’s trying, he’s failing, he’s succeeding.
He’s got more camps scheduled for this summer and hopefully more success mixed in with all the trying.
This weekend the Calgary Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts (C.A.S.E.) and the City of Calgary (Recreation) celebrate Go Skateboarding Day on Sunday, June 21st from 1pm-4pm at Shaw Millennium Park.
Go Skateboarding Day is an internationally recognized day to celebrate skateboarding. Beginning in 2004, the informal holiday promotes skateboarding through free events in hundreds of cities on that day.
C.A.S.E. has been celebrating Go Skateboarding Day in Calgary for the past six years. This will be the first event held at Millennium Park since repairs were made earlier in the year. Competitions, games, and giveaways are planned for the day. The free celebration is open to skateboarders and spectators of all ages. C.A.S.E. encourages families to attend.
Sponsors include skateboard retail stores The Source Skateboard and Snowboards, Youth Brigade, West 49, Mission Snow & Skate, and Royal Boardshop. Vans, DC, Peeler Boards, and Artschool Skateboards will also be on hand with prizes.