Yes, Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama has turned 10 years old with the end of a great day of skate at Laguna Nigel Skatepark in California. It began as a book promotion for “Skateboard Mom” by Barb Odanaka and grew to be a gathering point for women across the country to gather to skate. Most are moms, some are grandmas and the rest of us are the sisters of shred!
Around 50 women congregated there and yes it will return next Mothers Day in California, so you can mark your calendars now!
Photo from Skateboard Moms
There is no way to stop the Skateboard moms. This year’s honoree, Laura Thornhill was there and yes, her mother was there too. What a treat! Hearing a story about Laura stealing a large sheet of wood from her house at 12 years old to drag it to a neighbor to get a skateboard cut out! Then when she tried to put it back, could not get the wood back under the mattress. Busted. Thanks Mama Thornhill for sharing! Don’t forget to hug your mom!