Go Skate Day

Every year on June 21st, skateboarders worldwide roll out en-masse and celebrate Go Skateboarding Day. This year, there are some great activations planned around the country and we wanted to make sure you knew all about what was going down!



As always, Go Skateboarding Day in Vancouver is going to be a long, action packed day.


Start by fuelling the tank at the Vans Waffle Breakfast, going down from 10am - Noon at the Skate Plaza.

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Once you've eaten and warmed up, follow the Etnies team around Downtown Vancouver, where $2500 is up for grabs as the mob barges 5 of the cities most iconic spots. Check out the spots (and sponsors of each zone) below:

1st Spot:  CIBC Rails (Etnies)

2nd Spot: Georgia Banks (Vans)

3rd Spot: Courthouse 11 (RDS, Indy)

4th Spot: Art Gallery (Chocolate, Spitfire)

5th Spot: Terry Fox (Etnies)

After the 5th spot, the crew will roll the Georgia Viaduct down to Strathcona Skatepark for a session and BBQ courtesy ofThe Boardroom.


When the sun goes down, finish the day at Fortune Sound (147 E. Pender St) where Timebomb Trading is presenting "Three in the Front" a full length Canadian skate video.

Doors 10:15pm, Film starts sharp at 10:45pm followed by Special Projects Space After Party (Middle Floor) with Crazy T (Tyler Warren) and Top Dollar. 19+

More info here.

Not in Vancouver? Here are some other events happening around the country:


In Calgary, Vans is hosting a Go Skateboarding Day session and BBQ at Millz from 3:00 - 7:00 pm.

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In Toronto Vans & Grand Trading are hosting a Go Skateboarding Day session at the Dufferin Grove Skatepark, from 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Jani Tsui