Go Skateboarding Day New York 2013 is officially a wrap and with it concluded yet another incredible day where thousands of the city's local skateboarders come together for a massive all city session. Kicking off as planned at Flushing Meadows skatepark with a best trick event on the park handrail as well as tons of giveaways and prizes from Nike SB, 5boro and CCS, the GSD crew gathered in hundreds in and around the park to watch and skate. Lead by legendary NYC skateboard ambassador Steve Rodriguez the crew hit the subway and headed back to the city for the traditional push across the Williamsburg. Hundreds of skaters were paid a surprise visit on the bridge from Nike SB teamriders Paul Rodriguez, Alex Olson, Stefan Janoski, Shane O'Neill, Gino Iannucci, Weiger Van Wagenen, Ishod Wair and more who pushed alongside them into the city's Lower Eastside.
Then it was off to the LES Coleman Playground where things really heated up. The park was packed to the gills and included best trick events, prize giveaways, a live DJ and another best trick jam presented by Nike SB and CCS. After the LES session was when the real party started as Nike SB announced the Nike SB Skate Safari barge—a massive skatepark built on a floating barge in the city's Hudson River. From there everyone headed to Pier 88 and was treated to a skate demo from the Nike SB team.
Have a look at the images below for a full recap of the day's event's and stay tuned to The Corner all next week for complete coverage of GSD NYC 2013!
The day kicked off with a best trick contest at Flushing with a best trick jam down the rail.
Bangers were served all day.....
Shane O'Neill was on hand and was signing hats along with everything else......
Ishod scoping the scene.......
The CCS booth was going off with pong for prizes......
Legendary NYC Skateboarding MC Steve Rodriguez was holding it down on the bull horn
Steve with the Flushing Best Trick winners circle
Then it was off to the subway and a skate by the legendary Flushing Meadows fountain.....
But not before snapping a crew shot......the day is just getting started.
Off to the subway!
Through the turnstyles.....
And on to the train!
Mashing full speed across the bridge.....
Truly one of the best pushes in all of skateboarding - Gino!
Shane O'Neill at LES
Steve introduces Nike's Paul Rodriguez before Paul addresses the crowd
The always smiling Stefan Janoski signs some autographs
5boro product toss
Steve Rodriguez hooks up Dylan Nieves with a $500.00 check from CCS and Nike SB for winning the LES Best Trick contest.
Then it was off to the Nike SB Skate Safari Barge where Paul and the rest of the Nike SB team put on a demo
Erica Yary takes a time out with Stefan
Ishod with a no comply at dusk......Thanks NYC!