On June 21, 2014, we’re celebrating the grand opening of the Ann Arbor Skatepark. Oh yeah, Tony Hawk’s going to celebrate with us!
To volunteer for this event, please email the City of Ann Arbor Give365 program at email@example.com,call 734-794-6445, or signup online.
The grand opening event will feature:
Official ribbon cutting ceremony!
Pro skateboarding demo with Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Alex Sorgente, Tony Magnusson, Ron Allen, Garold Vallie, and more!
Skateboarding contests, beginner skate lessons, live music, DJs Jamie Register and Cataclysmic spinning all day! Vendors area, too many giveaways to list, and more cool stuff throughout the day!
We will have TONS of A2skatepark swag available at the grand opening! If you want to get your A2skatepark shirt/deck/hat/stickers, etc… before the event, visit our Square store.
This event would not be possible without generous contributions from our sponsors:
- A2 Dashing Dogs
- Ahmo’s Gyros and Deli
- All Hands Active Makerspace
- The Beet Box
- Dexter Pharmacy
- Dolly Llama Tattoo
- Flophouse Skateboards
- Hello! Ice Cream
- Hunger Skateboards
- Lansing Modern Skate Shop
- Planned Parenthood
- Plum Market
- Red Belly Board Shop
- San Street
- Sun and Snow Sports
- Vault of Midnight
- Washtenaw Alano Club
- Wub Wheel Co.
There are still sponsorship opportunities available.
The schedule of events is as follows (but may change slightly as the event draws near):
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Official ribbon-cutting ceremony with remarks by representatives from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, Washtenaw County Parks Commission, City of Ann Arbor, Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark, and other VIPs from across the state of Michigan.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Contest: Intermediate street course jam put on by Launch Board Shop
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Contest: Advanced street course jam put on by Launch Board Shop
Live music from Scissors Now!
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Contest: Advanced bowl jam put on by Launch Board Shop
Live music from Hullaballoo
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Live music from Mazinga
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Pro demo with Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Alex Sorgente, Tony Magnusson, Ron Allen, Garold Vallie, and more to be announced!
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Stepping back, taking a look, and saying, “Damn. We did it!”
Vendors area closes down, volunteers cleanup site to make it look better than when we started!