National Go Skateboarding Day 2013

Skateboarders from all over the world gathered on June 21 to celebrate National Go Skateboarding Day, which also marking the beginning of the summer solstice.

From its inception on 2004 on the sandy beaches of Southern California, the first day of summer is now recognized and remembered as a national skateboarding holiday with supporters of all ages across the globe.

Initially developed by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, Go Skateboarding Day gives skateboarders a stress free day filled with skate sessions, barbecues, skate competitions, fund raisers and other fun-filled events especially designed for the ardent skater.

In light of the young holiday, IASC also holds annual hall of fame inductions for the individuals that have made large imprints, contributions and developments to the world of skateboarding. This year’s hall of fame induction was held on May 9 at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim California.

The induction recognizes iconic individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the skateboarding world. Contributors like John F. Humphrey, co-manufacturer of the skateboard which was he originally called the “Humco Surfer” was recently inducted into the 2012 hall of fame.

National Go Skateboarding Day also gives charities and foundations like the Next Up Foundation, Tony Hawk Foundation, Johnny Kicks Cancer, and iRide/iRecycle the opportunity to raise money and discuss safety issues concerning youth and skateboarders alike.

Each year National Skateboarding day undergoes new events and new developments the more and more skateboarders continue to perpetuate its celebration and recognition. This year’s Go Skateboarding Day was carried out with the utmost success leaving skaters in an anticipatory state for what surprises next year’s summer solstice will have in store.