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Kennesaw to Celebrate Go Skateboarding Day on June 21

The free event will feature open skate sessions, live music, “best trick” contests, giveaways, game tables, and a misting station.

Go Skateboarding Day, held on June 21 every year, is the official holiday of skateboarding. Courtesy City of Kennesaw
Go Skateboarding Day, held on June 21 every year, is the official holiday of skateboarding. Courtesy City of Kennesaw
Patch Staff Report

Join fellow skateboard enthusiasts at Kennesaw Skatepark on Saturday, June 21, from 11 am to 4 pm at an event in recognition of the tenth anniversary of Go Skateboarding Day.

The free event will feature open skate sessions, live music, “best trick” contests, giveaways, game tables, and a misting station. BBQ and frozen treats will be available for purchase.

Contest start times are as follows: 1 p.m. – Impact Section, 2 p.m. – Centerpiece Gap, and 3 p.m. – Pool. Winners will receive a gift card; runner-ups will receive a skate deck. Advance registration is not required.

Go Skateboarding Day, held on June 21 every year, is the official holiday of skateboarding. Founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, Go Skateboarding Day gives passionate skateboarders as well as those who are simply inspired by the sport the opportunity to drop everything and get on a skateboard.

It is a cooperative of decentralized events that take place around the globe. Skateboard retailers, manufacturers, skateparks, distributors, organizations and individuals of all colors, creeds, and attitudes hold events to celebrate the holiday.

The Kennesaw event is presented by Ambush Board Co. and Kennesaw Pediatrics. Additional sponsors include J.D.’s Bar-B-Que, Game Truck, NCG Cinemas, Papa John’s Pizza, and Red Bull.

For more information, contact the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714.

Joe Bozeman May 31, 2014 at 04:43 AM
Jacque I don't want to throw anyone out, I just want them to pay to get in.
Lone Stranger June 03, 2014 at 02:25 PM
Joe its just a mess up there. I used to walk there everyday and now I dont. Its because there is dog doo all over the track, kids in hoodies doing crimes everywhere, fat people, people who look like they haven't showered in a month. Just gross. Well for me the whole park is done. Mayor Goober Pyle Matthews should be very proud of himself and his new crime wave park that promotes skate boarding and dope pushing.
JACQUE June 05, 2014 at 12:53 PM
Fred, maybe you could sit up at the park entrance and monitor the entrants. No people with dogs, no unshowered people, no dope pushers, no fat people............... Oh wait, I thought the walking tracks and exercise equipment were for fat people to lose weight so they could become part of our fit city. Maybe we are better off without you at the park after all with all your judgemental BS.
Tom June 05, 2014 at 09:32 PM
I was there today & they must have cleaned the track, & removed all the supposed criminals with hoodies, however there were some chubsters, but at least they were walking. I agree with you that as far as you're concerned, the park is done. Stay home & have a tea party.

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