Thank you thank you thank you for everyone who came out – EVEN though it snowed. It was so cool seeing all the girls come out for the whole weekend! We met a ton of new faces and caught up with familiar ones. Read more!
Weekend Recap! – by Nancy
Friday Skate Date @ Chelsea Piers
I was at the first Where the Ladies At weekend, and then skipped out last year, so I was looking forward to see who came out. The night before Courtney from GRO welcomed me into town – as it rained, so I was a little nervous about what the weather was going to be like. It was so nice to see so many ladies come out to kick off the weekend! 17 year-old Claudia was welcoming ladies even before I got there. We had the furthest traveled like Angelina from Long Island, we had tons of locals that shred Chelsea Piers like Choko, Pigevil, Jen, Kelsey, and new faces like Nina B! GRO had a huge turnout of both ladies who skate transition and street. We also saw ladies who have been out for the last three years! Like Niki, Lorena, and Jennifer from Uptown who has a lil bun in the oven. It was cool to see the ladies all gel, skate with each other and teach each other how to skate. Afterwards a few of us went out to get some Mexican food.
Saturday Where the Ladies At? >>> Homage
Saturday was a crazy day in October – it snowed! Lanna and I rolled up as it starts to snow – and Jose from Homage is there. Jose = awesome host – he welcomed us and pulled out a tent, BBQ, product and the indoor park! Courtney comes a little later and we are like – uh- Where the Ladies at? As we said that the steady stream starts with Angelina and her mom, Dan Tsui and Izzy who have been coming for 3 years in a row. Alisaah shows up with her board wrapped up in plastic, and others show up. We had a great turn out. Lorena led a fun lesson / game of skate pushing everyone’s abilities, we had BBQ thanks to Amy’s Bread, Field Roast, and Vitamin Water. Tons of prizes for all those that participated! Jana from Berrics wrote an article and Dennis from Homage filmed the event.
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Sunday Girls Skate Conference @ GRO HQ
The Sunday conference was the cherry on top! We had an intimate group of ladies from teens to 30′s talk about their experiences with skateboarding, and what they would like to see happen in NYC. We had special guests Shannon Sexton and AJ Kohn from Philly’s Franklin’s Paine come talk about their programs. The ladies are about to have another round of planning – which looks like it will be starting regular skate sessions in each borough! If you are interested in being involved hit up Courtney from GRO: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks NYC for a fun weekend! Hope to see you next year!
Special thanks to NYC Skate Like a Girl volunteer Lanna Apisukh; Courtney @ GRO; Jose, Michelle, and Dennis @ Homage for hosting / product / video; Lorena for repping Rockstar Girls and teaching, Jana for the article in Berrics!