Go Skateboarding Day

1 decade 11 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, June 24 2007 Jun 24, 2007 Sunday, June 24, 2007 1:07:26 PM CDT June 24, 2007 in News

Kids came from hours away just to compete against each other and find out who the best skater was. One in particular though came away with a little bit more than he expected. Brian Beckman and his friend had come to the park just to skate like any ordinary day.

"My friend and I came out to skate, but we didn't know it was Go Skateboard Day," Beckman said.

Beckman decided to compete in the beginner's trick competition, and came up with a new board after taking first place with an ollie-nosedive.

"There's not a lot of events that take place," stated Shane Stander, the Go Skateboard Day organizer. "So you have to provide something like that so the kids can show what they've learned, their progression."

But the nerves of the kid's were tested Saturday too, as not only were they skating in front of their peers, but in front of their parents as well.

"Parents like to come out too and watch how their money's being spent," Stander claimed.

Though Beckman won the beginners competition the advanced competition ended in a tie-breaker skate-off. Tiger Pilot Club also gave away 100 free helmets to skaters.

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