The Law Offices of Russo & Russo is a proud sponsor of “Go Skate St. Pete.” On Saturday, June 21st, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, St. Petersburg will join the rest of the country in celebrating “National Skateboard Day.” This organized event is scheduled to take place along the entire downtown St. Pete waterfront area, including the pier.
Even if you do not personally participate in the sport, the weather is predicted to cooperate and there will be a host of activities to observe or to join in. There is no entrance fee, plenty of vendors and an opportunity to be highly entertained. You can anticipate worthy fundraisers such as the Ian Tilman Foundation which promotes the safety benefits of wearing a hard foam helmet when riding a skateboard. There will be contests with prizes, giveaways, demonstrations and various competitions. Enjoy a variety of food and lots of fun throughout the day.
There will be a live music performed by the band Undertone at 3:00 PM. The ensemble credits itself with being “musically gifted, strikingly handsome and modest.” Be sure to also pick up a great “Go Skate St. Pete” summer t-shirt for the skateboarder in your family.
The public is invited to participate in “freestyle,” slalom obstacle courses and trick skating. A simple “push” race is anticipated to draw hundreds of people looking to join in the national celebration.
The sport of skateboarding gained a strong following in the 1960’s when surfers looked for an activity to pursue in their downtime. Technology, innovation and an emphasis on safety heightened the popularity of the sport. Last year saw sales of skateboards top $291 million. Today, many cities provide residents with public skateboard parks. The skateboarding culture has clearly taken on an independence separate and apart from the sport of “catching a wave.”
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