Go Skate Day

Brophy, front side boardslide. Photo: Chris Swainston

What do Jesus, vampires and skateboarders have in common? Aside from being undead, they now all have dedicated holidays! In case you needed a reason to go skate, the International Association of Skateboard Companies has deemed June 21 International Go Skateboarding Day. Skateboarders from all over the world will be using this day as an excuse to tell their bosses to fuck off, jump on a board and do what they do best: skate. Of course, this is probably your everyday routine, but what better way to celebrate the summer solstice than supporting your favorite local skate shop on Go Skate Day? SLUG’s making it easy for you with this list of GSD events. For more info on the holiday’s history, check out goskateboardingday.org. Now, go fucking skate!

45 W. 400 N.
Bountiful, UT

Head up to Bountiful for a whole day of skate celebrations with the Annex crowd. The shop will be taking over Bountiful Park across the street around 1 p.m., laying out ramps, boxes, banks and rails for all you fools to grind. Get your munchies in check with a barbecue provided by the local Dairy Queen, and look forward to some fun competitions, goofy games and a product toss.


2165 Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

Hang out with Blindside on Go Skate Day for their annual best trick contest at Fairmont Skatepark at 7 p.m. Better make it count ’cause they’ll be handing out cash to the winners.


3119 E. 3300 S.
Salt Lake City, UT

Milo’s going to be playing Santa all over the valley on Go Skate Day. The street team will be hitting up about seven random skateparks all over town, giving away Milo decks to those taking advantage of the holiday. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, keep a lookout for these guys as you celebrate at your favorite local park.

Salty Peaks
3055 E. 3300 S.
Salt Lake City, UT

Hosted by DC and Dragon, Salty Peaks is gearing up for Go Skate Day with a barbecue at the shop from 1-5 p.m. Join them for some food and hang with DC mystery guest riders all afternoon. This local shop is spreading the Skate-mas spirit with $25 shop decks all day long, so make sure to stop by and gift yourself.

1786 W. 7800 S.
West Jordan, UT

Join the crew at Technique for a little “wild in the streets” skate session in celebration of Go Skate Day. Meet at the shop at noon on June 21 for a group ride down Redwood Road to the South Jordan Skate Park. Chaos will ensue in the form of a skate session with some product giveaways, so don’t miss out on the fun.

Brophy, front side boardslide. Photo: Chris Swainston Caleb Orton, front side boardslide. Photo: Chris Swainston Lizard pushing. Photo: Chris Swainston