Going skating is really the ONLY thing that skaters really want to do, so the concept of a single day designated for skateboarding is great! Then again, "skate every day!” can be a motto of many skaters, arguing that Go Skate Day is ridiculous. Like "buy flowers on Valentine’s Day," "go skating on Go Skate Day!" "And maybe buy a deck from your local shop… There’s a discount today for Go Skate Day!"
No matter how you slice it, Go Skate Day is a holiday designed and tailored for skaters. But hey, is that a bad thing?? If it brings more interest to skateboarding, inspires more guys that “used to skate” to pick up their boards again, or motivates core skaters to go for it harder than ever, then that’s good for skateboarding. I’m stoked to be spending this year’s GSD in Raleigh, NC for the last time (for years at least; more on that later).
There are a lot of us (skateboarders) that don’t NEED Go Skate Day, but when it comes down to it, GSD 2015 will bring the community together in a positive way. Thanks IASC for founding National Go Skateboarding Day. Thanks to skateboarding companies and pro teams for organizing celebrations & demos on this day. Thanks local businesses for supporting skate culture and skate communities.
Thank You Skateboarding.
Now get out and skate!