On Saturday Nov.23 there was a gathering of girl skateboarders at Skatelab in Simi Valley. There were girls from all over Southern California that came to learn, improve their skills, and meet other girl skaters.
We started with a clinic where some of the top skaters from the Silly Girl Skate team were there to help beginners and the more experienced skaters. First we figured out what stance each rider was and if they can push. Then we went down some ramps. Some girls could go down the ramps by themselves and could rock to fakie on the quarter pipe. Some kids need help so we held their hand.
Next we all went over to the bowl where some of the girls tried their skills going around curves of the bowl. They learned how to pump in the ramp.
Many thanks to Todd at Skatelab, Matt, Julie, Tarryn, Sara and Julz from Silly Girl. A totally awesome event!
– Courtney Akita