Once again on June 21, the first day of summer, Go Skateboarding Day kicked off in a major way in Los Angeles and New York City. On the West Coast, NikeSB app users were treated to a backstage pass to the Paramount back lot and a private session with Nyjah Huston, Guy Mariano, Shane O’Neill, Eric Koston, Sean Malto, and Paul Rodriguez. From there, the session moved to the West LA Courthouse and revealed new flat bars installed to make the historic spot that much better. Local Angelinos sessioned with legends until the sun went down.
At the same time in NYC, NikeSB app users got the golden pass to skate the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with Bobby Worrest and Stefan Janoski. After that it was the annual LES Skatepark mega-session complete with a long ollie contest and several best trick contests. The whole mass of skaters then pushed over the Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn where a newly rebuilt McCarren Skatepark was unveiled. After a demo from Alex Olson, Cyrus Bennett, Brian Anderson, Bobby Worrest, Hjalte Halberg, Stefan Janoski, and Antonio Durao, the park was opened to the public and will be so permanently. Thanks to Nike SB for building new permanent skate spots on both coasts. Go skateboarding everyday! –Blair Alley