2013 Go Skateboarding Day

Go Skateboarding Day 2013 has arrived, and most retailers agree that with more than 30 million skateboards globally, this is a day to draw awareness to the sport and how your business supports it. Some of the most successful shops have come up with game plans around this GSD 2013, including Phoenix’s  Cowtown, which is hosting the premiere of the Sk8Mafia Video STEE at its  downtown shop, followed by a skate session and product toss at a “secret location.”

“There is a lot of value, both business and personal, in having events and hyping up the local skate scene,” says Cowtown Co-Owner Trent Martin. “The way I see it is this is our chance as retailers to give back to skateboarding by hopefully turning new kids onto it, and keeping the scene going for everyone who is already a part of it.  Besides that…it’s fun. Skateboarding’s the best.”

On the brand front, there’s hundreds of skate companies getting involved in GSD, including Supra’s skate session at LA’s Hollenbeck Park, a free session at North County San Diego’s Aura Skatepark, and a Nike SB Go Skate Day marathon in New York City, kicking off at Maloof Park and ending with an undisclosed shred session locale somewhere within the city. Steamboat Springs, Colorado based skate shop Urbane scaled down their festivities this year to an in-shop promotion around GSD, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be celebrating the stoke just as much as other shops elsewhere, according to Co-Owner Trent Kolste, who will actually be in Alaska for the big day.

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“I will be celebrating go skate day at Wasilla skate park!” Kolste says via email. “The rest of the crew will be skating or working. One of our employees who is also the Smokin Snowboards/Longboards Rep for Colorado is gonna be hosting a skate event at our concrete skatepark, too!”

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Follow the jump to read about what IASC is up to for GSD, which includes them giving away more than 1,000 skateboards to youth in Washington, D.C.