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International Go Skateboarding Day this Sunday

(photo by House of Sims)

Yeah, June 21 is mainly recognized as Father's Day and the first official day of summer. But it is also a day to show your appreciation for skateboarding.

International Go Skateboarding Day is a worldwide skateboarding holiday recognized by skateboarders, companies, and rinks and parks throughout the world.

Want to celebrate? Or skate in an area you never have before? Check out these skate parks or visit www.goskateboardingday.org for more info.

3rd Lair Skatepark

www.3rdlair.com

850 Florida Ave. S, Golden Valley; 763.79S.KATE

3260 Cty. Rd. 42 W., Burnsville; 952.224.3316

Overpass Skatepark (owned by the city and operated by 3rd Lair)

100 Washington Ave. S, Hopkins; 763.79S.KATE

www.hopkinsmn.com/places/overpass.php

All three locations will have free open skating the entire day in deference to the holiday.

Shakopee Skate Park

1255 Fuller St., Shakopee; 952.233.9500

www.ci.shakopee.mn.us/skate_park.cfm

This facility include ramps, quarter pipes, wedges, planters, grind rails, and a "fun box."