Hit the grind, girls: skating fest all weekend

via Girls Riders Organization.

Remember the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater on the PlayStation? And how it only had one female skater, Elissa Steamer? Activision dropped the ball when it came to providing icons for young female skaters to emulate, but Where the Ladies at NYC?, organized by local girls’ skating groups, is aiming to rectify this. The event is a weekend-long fest of free skate events starting on Friday, where you can meet other skate girls, trick out at a Brooklyn indoor skatepark, eat free BBQ and discuss the future of girls’ skating, like, for instance, maybe adding some more names to this lonely Wikipedia page.

Organized by Uptown Skate School, Girls Riders Organization and Skate Like a Girl to bring female skaters of all ages together, the event sprawls over the whole weekend (costumes encouraged):

Friday: Chelsea Piers Park (23rd Street and the Hudson River) from 4-7, provides a space for girl skaters to meet up and test each other in a game of SKATE (like HORSE, but with skateboarding tricks).

Saturday Homage’s Indoor Skate Spot (615 Degraw St. in Gowanus) from 12-4: Riders can find another game of SKATE, a “Best Trick” contest, cash prizes and best of all, if you’re better at eating than landing ollies, free BBQ at 1pm.

Sunday: A conference at Girls Riders Organization’s headquarters (16 Waverly St.) from 12-4: Discuss the future of the Girls’ Skate Scene in 2012 and beyond, maybe laying the groundwork for a future Tony Hawk game featuring two female skaters?

You can just show up to Friday’s and Saturday’s events, but be aware that you have to RSVP for the conference by emailing NYC@skatelikeagirl.com.

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