The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) announced the 5th Annual International Go Skateboarding Day (GSD) will be held this year on the first day of summer, Saturday, June 21, 2008.

Go Skateboarding Day, founded by IASC, is recognized internationally by skaters, skate companies and the industry as a whole as an official holiday and continues to grow each year. “This day allows anyone to celebrate the exhilarating spirit of one of the most influential activites in the world, skateboarding.” said John Bernards, executive director of IASC and GSD spokesperson.

On GSD, skateboarders can look forward to a handful of new initiatives this year including: a series of collectable posters–the first has been created by pro skater Ed Templeton; a retail window decorating contest; and countless new events that leaders in the skate industry and various skate companies and shops will execute around the world.