Today is National Go Skateboarding Day

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National Go Skateboarding Day is upon us and Shawnee County Parks and Rec wants you to skate at Oakland-Billard Park!

On Thursday (June 21st) all skaters are welcome to come to Mouse Trap Skate Park at Oakland-Billard Park to celebrate National Go Skateboarding Day.

Skater categories include Junior-10U, Beginner/Immediate, and Advanced. Pre-register at Oakland Community Center or register the day of the event (Registration and Waiver required for Jam Session contestants. Parental consent required for anyone under age 18. Skate at your own risk.) A $10 entry fee includes an event t-shirt. Skate, listen to some cool tunes, eat some hot dogs and win cool prizes! This event also includes free admission to the Oakland Pool all day.

The event itself runs from 6-8pm with the jam sessions starting at 6.

Go Skateboarding Day is an official annual holiday conceived by the International Association of Skateboard Companies to promote skateboarding. It is usually marked on June 21. The day was conceived in 2004 to help make skateboarding more accessible through various events held in major cities around the world. In 2006, more than 350 events took place in 32 countries around the world, and, the following year, the IASC received Special Congressional Recognition from US Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for its work in promoting the sport of skateboarding and encouraging young people to get outside and enjoy the sport.


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