“Go Skateboarding Day is an official annual holiday that is held on the longest day of Summer, otherwise known as the Summer Solstice. It became an official holiday in 2004 by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) as a way of making skateboarding more accessible. Events honoring skateboarding are held in major cities all around the world. In proper Southern California style, we knew we wanted to get the GRLSWIRL community together to thrown down and skate. So naturally we teamed up with our Carver family to celebrate the special occasion.
Location, Location, Location. We are very fortunate to have some pretty rad friends doing amazing things around Los Angeles. Not too far from Venice in Culver City, our friend Mitchell Collier recently opened The Truck Stop. The Truck Stop aims to ‘create a space that is part permanent, part rotational, offering different experiences from morning to late night.’ The venue was ideal for our first Go Skateboarding Day event. With its large freshly paved parking lot perfect for skating, all we needed was Carver’s DriveWave ramps to get the party started.
The Truck Stop, provided live music and drinks and our GRLSWIRL community provided the groovy skate vibes. We had over 60 girls and guys, of all ages ride the DriveWaves. Our new friend Mike Benna, who recently moved to Venice from Truckee, California , captured some epic moments for us on his Hi-8 cam corder. The footage highlights all the laughs and stylish skating that was on display throughout the night, YouTube video above.
After hours of skating into the night it was time to breakdown the DriveWaves. Peter and I, with the help of a few others, had to barricade the wave to get people to stop skating! The way our growing community shows up is what makes our events so special and what made this Go Skate Day a huge success. Thanks to all for stopping by!” – Lindsey Klucik, GRLSWIRL member