Santa Monica, CA — October 25, 2001 — In celebration of the launch of Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) highly anticipated Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 video game, Activision and Tony Hawk are treating skateboarding and gaming fans to a free day of skating at 36 local skate parks across the United States. On November 4, 2001, some of the country’s premier skate parks will open their doors to gamers and skaters for the first ever “Tony Hawk’s Skate Free Day.” Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 will be available in retail outlets for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PlayStation® game console on October 30, 2001 and will carry suggested retail prices of $49.99 and $39.99 respectively.

“It is a way to give something back to the skateboarding community”, said Tony Hawk. “I wouldn’t be where I am without their support and I want to spread a little goodwill.”

“We wanted to do something to support the game’s launch that was both fun and different, and what better way to thank the skating and gaming public than opening up these parks to the fans” said David Pokress, Brand Manager, Activision O2. “With the launch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, Tony Hawk’s Skate Free Day just seemed natural.

The participating skate parks include:

The Wall Skatepark, Cottondale, AL (205) 556-1505
SDG Skatepark, Tempe, AZ (480) 894-9350
Magdelena Ecke Family YMCA Skatepark, Encinitas, CA (760) 942-9622
Grand Prix Skateboard Park, Sacramento, CA (916) 564-4653
Skatelab Skatepark and Skateboarding Museum, Simi Valley, CA (805) 578-0040
Skate Street, Ventura, CA (888) 85SKATE
Boulder YMCA Skatepark, Boulder, CO (303) 442-2778
Hardware City Sports, New Britain, CT (860) 225-3727
Kona Skatepark, Jacksonville, FL (904) 725-8770
Paradise Funplex, Merritt Island, FL (321) 454-7777
Sanctuary Skatepark, Naples, FL (941) 793-6800
Sanctuary Skatepark, Ft. Meyers, FL (941) 337-5297
Sanctuary Skatepark, Macon, GA (478) 742-7124
Rampage Skatepark, Davenport, IA (563) 322-4812
P.I.T. Skatepark, Rockford, IL (815) 963-3929
Indiana Skate Co., Indianapolis, IN (317) 549-1622
BoardorLine Skatepark, Wichita, KS (316) 265-9300
Spicy Skatepark, Whitemarsh, MD (410) 335-4347
Airborne Skatepark, Roseville, MI (810) 776-7500
3rd Lair Skatepark, Minneapolis, MN (612) 724-4546
RampRiders, St. Louis, MO (314) 533-6648
Hang Loose Extreme Sports, Cornelius, NC (704) 895-9004
Worldwize Skatepark, Omaha, NE (402) 933-8010
Rex Plex Skatepark, Elizabeth, NJ (877) REX PLEX
Hackettstown Skatepark USA, Hackettstown, NJ (908) 852-8155
Planet Plywood, North Las Vegas, NV (702) 643-6658
Chelsea Piers Extreme Park, New York, NY (212) 336-6200
Section 8 Skatepark, Hubbard, OH (330) 534-5494
The Wave Skatepark, Oklahoma City, OK (405) 319-1766
Skater Island, Middletown, RI (401) 848-8078
Sanctuary Skatepark, Chattanooga, TN (423) 267-4005
Eisenbergs Skatepark, Plano, TX (972) 509-7725
RealRide Skatepark, West Jordon, UT (801) 233-7200
Proving Grounds Skatepark, Pleasant Grove, UT (801) 785-8395
Rain City Skatepark, Seattle, WA (206) 749-5511
Kanawha Skate Club, Charleston, WV (304) 925-8463