SAND CREEK festival, inc. PRESENTS
Skate Board Competition
Saturday, July 9
Newton Skate Park – 415 N Poplar St
Check In: 9:00 -10:00 AM
Event Start Time: 10:30
Skateparks are packed, skateboarding is everywhere on social media and it will be making its entry in the next Summer Olympics! But why is it so popular now? COVID! People have more time, less work and since many other sources of entertainment are closed, it was time to get back on the streets where you can skateboard freely. Little side note about spare time: most diehard skaters seem to enjoy the extra time they have on their hands and most of them take advantage of it to log in extra hours on their boards. Many others picked up their old board or just bought a new one.
Skateboarding is easily accessible and has motivated people to start skateboarding and make their first purchase have just recently reopened and summer sales are at a good start due to an increase of skateboard sales online.. Kids buy their first boards, teenagers get set for a summer at the skatepark, adults get back to their first love and families are getting equipment, rails and quarter pipes for the yard. The summer vacation budget gets reinvested in skateboard gear.
Long before the Olympic committee was ever interested by skateboarding, believe it or not, it was not considered a cool discipline. One could argue it was always cool because of the unique way it allows us to interact with urban space, feel the sense of speed and balance as well as a way to express oneself. The days where punks and misfits were the only ones skating are long gone. The discipline is now socially accepted and still cool for the right reasons. There is a great diversity of people skating and popularity will keep it growing with the Olympics next year as well as the huge influence of such great ambassadors such as Annie Guglia, Matt Berger, TJ Rogers and JS Lapierre.
GIRLS RULE! This might be a major factor. There are so many girls and women skateboarders now and it is extraordinary for the skate culture. Girl skaters bring such a new and powerful energy. It could be argued that skateboarding is still a bit more rebellious when you are a girl. So that is exciting. Girls who skateboard break the stereotypes even more. Girl skaters are considered more rad then guys when you put it that way. Long live equal representation of the sexes in skateboarding and who cares about gender stereotypes anyways?
It could be argued that skateboarding is still a bit more rebellious when you are a girl. So that is exciting. Girls who skateboard break the stereotypes even more. Girl skaters are considered more rad then guys when you put it that way. Long live equal representation of the sexes in skateboarding and who cares about gender stereotypes anyways?
The competition will consist of a best trick contest on five different obstacles. There will be two divisions; novice and advanced and first and second place prizes/awards for all obstacles in both divisions. Twenty prize packages in total.
A Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival Button must be purchased in order to enter. They will be on sale at the registration table as well. Online registration will end midnight Wednesday, July 6. You may register the day of the event. If you are under age you must have an adult guardian to sign the waiver sheet.
Please click the Register Here button below to enter your information. Then click the Release of Liability button to print off, sign and bring the forms with you to save time registering. Please register early before all spots are gone.