Grand Opening

Grand Opening
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 volunteer@a2gov.org,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:

The Tony Hawk Foundation Movietickets.com
Positiv Skateboards Savco Hospitality
James A. and Faith Knight Foundation The City of Ann Arbor, Michigan
H-Street Skateboards Osiris Shoes
Life in Michigan Mini of Ann Arbor
Vans Red Paint Printing
Ahmo’s Gyros and Deli All Hands Active Makerspace
The Ann Arbor Chronicle Plum Market
Launch Board Shop Ann Arbor State Bank

Vendors

There are still sponsorship opportunities available.

Schedule

The schedule of events is as follows (but may change slightly as the event draws near):

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Beginner skate lessons from Max Davis
Contest: Beginner street course jam put on by Launch Board Shop

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
Skateboarding!
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
Skateboarding!
Deep breaths.
Stepping back, taking a look, and saying, “Damn. We did it!”

6:00 pm

Vendors area closes down, volunteers cleanup site to make it look better than when we started!