Tricks 4 Treats, a skateboarding Halloween event in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, featuring girl skaters! Oct 31 12-4pm in Washington Park (5th St / 5th Ave)
Seattle, Washington (September 30, 2009) – Where the Ladies At! Skate Like a Girl is teaming up with Skirtboarders and Girls Riders Organization to have their first event in New York: Tricks4Treats, a fun day of skateboarding! This event is free and open to all ages and abilities.
Skate Like A Girl will be offering free instructional clinics at 12pm to girls and women of all-ages on skateboards provided courtesy of Girls Riders Organization. In addition to the clinic, we'll have the Skirtboarders from Montréal demo! Confirmed Skirtboarders are Frédérique Luyet, Anne-Sophie Julien, Mathilde Pigeon, and more!
Exciting new music site, Play.me (www.playme.com) will be sponsoring a game of S.K.A.T.E. and we will be scouting out who’s got the best trick in costume, and treating them with some cold hard cash courtesy of Play.me!
After 4pm we will be rallying folks skate in the Village Halloween Parade!
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FREE Clinic: First come, first serve! Clinic starts at 12pm sharp. Skate Like a Girl will offer two one-hour clinics. For those without skateboards, gear will be available to be borrowed, courtesy of Girls Riders Organization. The first clinic will teach the basic foundations of skateboarding. By the end of the clinic participants should be able to have board control: balance, pushing, cruising, stopping, and turning. For those that master board control, the clinic will work with those skaters to get the feel of riding ramps, and an introduction to simple flat ground tricks; ollies, shuvits, manuals, kickflips and other tricks.
The clinics will be taught by Nancy Chang (from Seattle and 2008 L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth for her work with Skate Like a Girl), Susannah Young (from Sweden) and Lanna Apisukh (Brooklyn Local).
The clinic is free, but a suggested donation is $20 to help support Skate Like a Girl and Girls Riders Organization programs. Those with skateboards and safety gear are encouraged to bring them. Girls Riders Organization will have gear for those who don’t own their own. Spaces are limited to 20 per session, so please come early!
Play.me presents: SKATE and Best Trick in Costume:
Play.me knows that girls are shredders and is putting up a little pocket money for a game of S.K.A.T.E and the Best Trick in Costume! Girls who can dazzle the crowd will get $50!
Visit our sponsors!
Play.me is the best new music destination where you can legally download free MP3s and stream ad-free music content from your computer, your favorite social site like Facebook, or your mobile phone. Without Play.me we wouldn’t be able to give out a cash prize, so please support them by visiting www.playme.com where you can listen to millions of songs and download your favorite tracks.
Skirtboarders is a skate crew from Montréal! They skate hard, film and are fun gals. Skirtboarders mastermind Mathilde Pigeon put out Les Skirtboarders an all girl skate movie in 2007. We are all about ladies doing it for themselves, and les Skirtboarders are dominating making paving the way for girls skateboarding!
The Side Project is the best girls skateboarding network providing female skaters all over the world with THE online place to go to get footage and news on female skaters. The Side Project is run by Lisa Whitaker-- one of the biggest pillars of girls skateboarding! We are proud to have the Side Project as a media sponsor.
Chica Rider is the Latin American version of the Side Project, run by Paloma Guerrero. Chica Rider organizes events, tours, and support female skaters with opportunities to excel in skateboarding. The site has amazing photos and skateboarding news in both Spanish and English. They are working hard to represent the she-rippers of Latin America. We are lucky to have Chica Rider as our media sponsor!
Girls Riders Organization (GRO) is a nonprofit group launched in 2006 on a mission to inspire, educate and support girls in action sports. Touring the country bringing nonexclusive events and opportunities designed for females by females to more girls coast to coast to anyone. All girls, all ages and all skill levels are encouraged to participate. GRO strives to make skateboarding more accessible, providing equipment, experienced instructors and a safe and positive environment. We are excited to partner with them to provide clinics.
Skate Like a Girl is a nonprofit based in Seattle, with two chapters in Portland and San Francisco, with a mission to promote female skateboarding by fostering confidence in girls & women to skateboard and take leadership in their communities. We love organizing events and meeting up with other girls who skate!
Interested in supporting girls skateboarding? If you want to sponsor this event, or future events, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org