About Go Skateboarding Day!  Insert from    Each year on June 21st, skaters around the world celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of our beloved sport by blowing off all our responsibilities and chores in order to go skateboarding. On this holy day, skaters will show their love and support for skateboarding by holding fundraisers, contests, protests and demos. They’ll skate across cities, gather in skate parks, stream into local skate shops, and make pilgrimages to their favorite skate spots, all while taking part in the grind heard ‘round the world.

Photo above taken at the Grand Opening of the Venice Skate Park on Oct. 2, 2009.  Ribbon cutting by Ger-I Lewis, Jessie Martinez, former Mayor Antonio Villagarosa, and former 11th Councilman Bill Rosendahl. Thanks to Ger-I and Jessie Martinez for helping bring the skatepark to Venice!

About the Venice Skate park:  The Venice’s skate park is on the beach and it rules!  This 16,000 sq. foot skatepark is one of the only in the world located on a beach. It features two bowls, a snake run and a street section with steps, rails and platforms.   1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, CA 90291.  View Skate Park details here!

View June 21st Go Skateboarding day skate pics by Heidi Lemmon below! 


Venice Ghost Jam was ruled by these 3 hands down rippers! Leandre Sanders, Sean Imes &  Haden Mckenna ran the 3 block, double set and the grand finale “the snake run high jump”! These guys made the day for everyone in Venice and I think it was the most exciting contest Venice has ever seen. What a team. Many thanks to: City Limits, Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word, Blind, Dusters, Arbor, Stedmz, Diamond Supply, Lodge Bread, Blood in Blood out, Juice, SMA, NRC, Maui and Sons VB, Calisons, Elemental Awareness, Saltrags, Rip City & Coping Block




Sean Imes


David Branom Jr.



Jesse Swalley


David Branom Jr.

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View all Ghost Jam pics by Heidi Lemmon!

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