While it didn’t seem to be publicized much, Vans’ global Go Skateboarding Day – the “official holiday of skateboarding” – actually made it to Shanghai as well last week. Says the SMP Skate Park site:
In Shanghai the day began with over 100 skaters gathering at the Vans shop on Changle Road to board the Vans busses for a day of skateboarding at Love Park and SMP Skatepark with a Best Euro Gap Trick and drinks, pizza and cake to celebrate…
Founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC), Go Skateboarding Day gives passionate skateboarders as well as those who are simply inspired by skateboarding, the opportunity to drop everything and get on a skateboard. Go Skateboarding Day is a cooperative of decentralized events that take place around the globe. Skateboard retailers, manufacturers, skateparks, distributors, organizations and individuals of all colors, creeds, and attitudes hold skateboarding events to celebrate the holiday. Skateboarders around the world create their own events and traditions to celebrate skateboarding.
The above movie was shot by Charles Lanceplaine, the skateboarder documentary filmmaker who is currently working on a documentary on Shanghai skaters.