New Balance Numeric Pro Team members Andrew Reynolds and Jamie Foy will be at the official opening day event at the Blake Doyle Skatepark this Saturday, June 10. The team will be doing skate demos and autograph signing at the event which promises fun for the whole family.
Organizer Jon Shell said he is amazed by the response from the community.
“To finally get to this day is a dream come true,” said Shell. “A lot of people and several generations of skaters have worked very hard to make the Blake Doyle Skatepark happen and we are overwhelmed by the response of the community. It’s cool to see all these kids and adults out here having fun — the skating community is truly a family.”
The day begins at 9 a.m. with many different skater and spectator events and live music and entertainment start at 4:45 p.m.
“We wanted this day to be unforgettable,” said Shell. “Skating, kids’ clinics, contests for cash and prizes, music, vintage vendors, food trucks, and more — all open to the community. It’s going to be epic.”
Proceeds from Opening Day will benefit Tony Hawk’s non-profit, The Skatepark Project (TSP). Founded in 2002, TSP’s mission is to increase access to outdoor recreation and free play in low-income, BIPOC, and other under-resourced communities through the creation of safe and inclusive skateparks. To date, TSP has helped build nearly 700 skateparks across all 50 states, serving nearly 9 million skaters each year.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Future Shredders clinic for kids 10 and under.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Gremlin Jam – Ages 10 – 15 can get exclusive access to Zone 1 in the park and win prizes from local skate shops.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Triple Tail Line Contest – All ages and genders are welcome to enter, each registered skater has 5 tries to put down their best 3 trick line.
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Old Man Bowl Jam – (35+ and up) (Geezer Costumes Encouraged) “Geriatrich” ladies and gents can compete in a hilarious bowl contest with costumes and prizes.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bump to Bar Brawl – (Open Division) Multiple prizes for the best high ollie, best trick, manny trick on the stage.
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. New Balance Numeric Demo – New Balance Numeric Pros like Andrew Reynolds and local legend Jamie Foy will be on site to skate the park and meet their fans.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bangerz for Bucks – The New Balance team will give out cash prizes for the best tricks on the Granite Hubba, Handrail, and 3 Flat 3
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. New Balance Numeric Team Autograph Signing
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Breakdance Competition
5:30 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Taught Behavior
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Ego Death
6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Glorious Flaws
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Deathcruiser
8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Gills