To show our support for the shops that support us, Square State Skate holds an annual Skateshop Appreciation Day in May. This BBQ and skate jam features our community coming together at the Arvada Skatepark and culminates in a best-trick contest on different obstacles sponsored by each individual local shop.
In 2012, participants included: Community Skateshop in Arvada, Satellite Board Shop and Meta Skateboards in Boulder, Crisis Skateboards in Broomfield, Sol Skateboards in Longmont and Commission Skateshop in Thornton.
This year, we grew the number of participating shops (with The Skateboard Market in Fort Collins and Public Eye Skateboards in Erie joining in) and had hundreds of people show up for the event on May 18th. We BBQ’d, had best trick challenges and raised awareness for the importance of supporting the core, local skateshops that support skateboarding and skate programs in the Front Range.