What an amazing night it turned out to be. Girls were waiting when the doors of House of Vans opened and continued rolling in until almost the very end. The mission of the night, to inspire the NYC girls to get rolling and active! From the youngest girls to some of the best riders, like Cami Best (pictured above).
The growth we have seen from the Ladies Night House of Vans held last year, to the HOV X GRO Event this year was amazing. With over 100 girls skating together, helping each other, taking photos of each other riding, it was really a great showing of what is to come this year in New York. This number will only grow as this year progresses.
To House of Vans, it’s an obvious need. They see their opportunity to help provide a place to skate to the riders in NYC and they see that segment of girls out here too. What they provided that night was a safe and comfortable place for girls to come together to skate. There was no one thing going on, there was something going on everywhere.
One corner, girls learning to ride from step one. Up at the bowl, time shared between drop in runs and learning sessions from the bottom of the bowl. Big hip, constant photos. By the tent, pizza session. That’s just one moment’s glimpse.
There was a game of skate too for a bit of contest too, but the focus at this event and future events, is skating for everyone. Age, ability, lives off the board, showed such a stagering variation across all the participants. However, for those four hours, we could not have been closer.
The next event is already in the works for the end of April.
Stay tuned and get ready!
Thank you House of Van, Vans, NY Skateboarding, Wrap It, all the girls that helped teach and everyone who skated!