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MLK Rec Center Plans Party for 'Go Skateboarding Day'

In honor of national Go Skateboarding Day, Stirling Skate Park is open June 21 from 2 to 11 p.m., with raffles, games, concessions and a $2 entry fee.

Sure most skateboarders would say every day is Go Skateboarding Day.

But, really, the international day for everyone and anyone to grab a deck and speed down the street is Thursday.

The International Association of Skateboard Companies started the event in 2003 in Southern California as low-key skate sessions and barbecue. In less than a decade it blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon.

In honor of the day,  at Stirling Skate Park from 2 to 11 p.m. For just $2, people from Dunedin and surrounding cities may join for food, a piñata, raffles and contests. 

Tacos and other concession items will be available for purchase. Raffle prizes include skateboarding DVDs, skate vouchers for Stirling Skate Park and other skateboarding-themed items. 

All skateboarders must wear a helmet. Skateboarders 17 and under must also wear elbow and knee pads. Skaters must also bring a signed waiver (the City of Dunedin release form for adults and for a child are attached to this article; they can also be found on the city website). 

Stirling Skate Park is at the , 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin.

Here's what else is going on around Tampa Bay:

  • Ross Norton Skate Team performs a demonstration; sometime after 9 a.m.; Ross Norton Extreme Skate Park, 1426 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater
  • Skate Park of Tampa barbecue; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a free barbecue at 1 p.m. and a best trick contest at 2 p.m. Free to skate with a donation to the Boards for Bro's Foundation, which gives skateboards to low-income children; 4215 E. Columbus Ave., Tampa

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