Have you skated Jefferson yet?
Sure, there are issues with the lights at our first lit skatepark, but there’s plenty to be happy about up at the new Jefferson skatepark.
The grand re-opening of the park is happening on July 14th, and the skatepark portion of the event will not be under-emphasized. Marshall is in charge again, SLAG is involved, and there are some amazing skaters and sponsors lined to up make sure it’s a killer time for everyone.
Check out http://www.jeffersonparkjubilee.com/ for more details.
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Posted by: Matthew Lee Johnston in Jefferson Park, Judkins Park, News, SeaSk8, SLAG, South Seattle, West Seattle, tags: Go skateboarding day, Jefferson, judkins, north gate, Roxhill, Skate Like a Girl
Hopefully you’re heading out to your local skatepark, since we have those now, or down to SeaSk8 at 2pm to celebrate GSD with your friends.
While we’re out celebrating our favorite sport by actually skateboarding, here are some recent updates on new skatepark construction in Seattle:
- Roxhill is live on the city’s bid system starting today and bids are due on July 11th.
- Judkins will be posted by Friday and it will bid July 18th.
- Northgate (Hubbard Homestead) is in the final stage of documentation approval and is going out to bid “soon”.
- Jefferson Park’s official grand opening party will be a part of the Jefferson Park Jubilee celebration on July 14th. SLAG and Marshall are working on a fun program for the skatepark so stay tuned. Also, the new lights are supposed to be in before the grand opening.
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Skate Like a Girl does important work, and it’s cool that Nancy and SLAG are getting recognized by Parks for their ongoing effort to build community around skateparks and skateboarding in Seattle. They especially deserve credit for trying to raise awareness that skateboarding isn’t just for dudes, mostly because it’s true, but also because it helps non-skaters understand that skateparks serve a much larger user group than they probably realize.
Parks gives away an annual Denny Award and this year they are recognizing Nancy, which is awesome.
Congrats to Nancy, Fleur, and all the folks who have helped to make Skate Like a Girl so successful.
Check out the link to the award page at Seattle Parks Website here.
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I personally find Skate Like A Girl to be the single most positive movement in the Seattle skateboarding scene. As an organization they’re involved, supportive, and effective. As people, they’re golden. Most people don’t realize that they’ve been the main community builders down at the new SeaSk8, even during times when a few a-holes threatened to ruin it for everyone down there. It’s not a question of whether or not you should support them, it’s when.
Here’s an idea: SLAG is hosting the second Wheels of Fortune contest at Skatebarn in Renton, on Sunday December 20th. Why not go down there and cheer on the skaters, buy a T-shirt, and show your support while having a great time?
Or…maybe you’re interested in competing. Here’s the Registration form.
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