April 8th, 2006
The Bakersfield stop on the Elemental Awareness Fleur De Lis Contest Series was the biggest yet with close to 500 people in attendance. The event literally had cars slowing down on the 99 Freeway as they passed to check out the scene. There was a lot of diversity in the Bakersfield skate community both in ethnicity and styles and it was awesome to see do many different types of people united under the banner of skateboarding. The grass lawn was filled with parents and skaters cheering boisterously as skaters progressed into further rounds in the head to head contest format. The top 6 skaters in each division received a golden ticket to next Saturday's event where they will be competing for a year's worth of Element Skateboards. This contest series was made possible by the Southern Sierra Council of The Boys Scouts of America, Element Skateboards, and Shark Energy Drink. Thanks to everyone involved with making this contest series so spectacular. See you at Woodward.
photos: Joseph, Marcus, The Group