Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Go Skateboarding Day 2015‏


HolyStoked, the Bangalore based skateboarding collective is once again getting the skateboarding community together for the Go Skateboarding day. The 4th edition of HolyStoked’s initiative promises to be bigger and better.

Having started off as a collective of friends, HolyStoked has grown to include people of all age groups and demographics. This year, HolyStoked wants to bring the sport to mainstream Indian culture while still maintaining its alterative vibe. Holystoked is in talks with leading brands to collaborate on this year’s event.
HolyStoked believes that mainstream exposure is necessary for the sport to grow into the lifestyle that it universally is. Skateboarding is a sport like no other. The sport thrives on camaraderie amongst skaters. The Indian community is growing at a pace like never before. What started off with about 10 people in Bangalore has now grown far and wide with skate parks coming up in different parts of the Country including places like Kovalam and Ranchi to name a few.

Holystoked has also tried to reach out to the community at large. The organization encourages kids from BPL families to attend School by using skateboarding as an incentive. HolyStoked also reaches out to skateboarders in different cities by helping them build skate parks. Holysoked had the privilege of building India’s first free for all skatepark in association with Levis India with about 50 skateboarders from across the World joining them to help build it.

The agenda for the event:

Sunday, 21st June 2015
• 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Freedom Park
o The DIY Booth: Skateboarders are given plain surfaces to showcase their graffiti skills
o The Highest Off the Wall Contest: This is the skateboarding Contest where participants have to take off from the Kicker Ramp.
o The HolyStoked Photo Contest: A competition where participants have to upload skateboarding photos from Freedom Park with the hash tag, “HolystokedGSD2015”. The Picture with the maximum likes wins goodies from Holystoked
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Skate-A-Thon, at Cubbon Park
o Fun and interactive activities at Cubbon Park to help expose the General Public to the nuances of Skateboarding including a sprint, a group run and skateboarders showcasing various tricks
6:00 PM onwards at The Vivekananda Metro Station, Old Madras Road.
The activities include:
o Best Trick: Skateboarders have to perform tricks using the kicker ramp and landing pad.
o And a quiz on skateboarding along with awards for various competitions held during the day.
o Popular videos/ documentaries on skateboarding will also be showcased.
o The day will end with a band performing for the audience
Join HolyStoked in celebrating a Culture on the 21st of June with skateboarders from across India showcasing their talent.

Save the Date, Time and the Venue:
Sunday | 21st June 2015
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Freedom Park
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Skate-A-Thon, at Cubbon Park
6:00 PM onwards at The Vivekananda Metro Station, Old Madras Road.

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