Written by: Pam Esclanda
Produced and Photographed by: LUNA M.
Every year on June 21st, skate enthusiasts from all over the globe celebrate their love for skating by gathering and riding altogether. This year, among all of the various locations in the Philippines celebrating Go Skateboarding Day, we were able to witness the event last Saturday, 23rd of June at the Metrotent Convention Center in Metrowalk Plaza, Pasig City.
Go Skateboarding Day is an official annual holiday that started in California and it’s commended all over the world in honor of the sport. The special day was conceived by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and skaters around the metro celebrated the biggest skateboarding event of the year alongside Vans and local skate shops.
The place was packed with skate fans which was filled with custom rails, ramps, and a variety of obstacles. There were also giveaways and some cash prize for the winners of the games. On top of it all, Go Smoke Mary and The Chongkeys were there to perform live and provide some music for everyone.
It was really great to see all the talented skaters showcase their amazing balance and skill with their feet-powered boards and grind it against every rail and course they go through. With Go Skateboarding Day, we all can expect the skate scene and skate community to live and continue growing.