Events

All Girls Skate - November 16th at 1:00pm


All Girls Skate
Oct
23
9:00am 9:00am

All Girls Skate

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 9am from spring through fall.  This volunteer based intstuction for girls of all ages has grown incredibly over the last 2 seasons.  We have decks, pads and helmets to borrow during instruction, but please arrive at 9am if you need to borrow equipment, as the group can be quite large!  Join our Facebook group "All Girls Skate" for current events and weather cancellations.

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Falling up and Getting Down:   A Season-Opening Live Skateboarding + Music Celebration
Sep
11
2:30pm 2:30pm

Falling up and Getting Down: A Season-Opening Live Skateboarding + Music Celebration

Featuring

Jason Moran & The Bandwagon

featuring

Ingrid Laubrock, tenor and soprano saxophones

 

and professional skateboarders

Andy Macdonald

Ron Allen

Chuck Treece

Tom Remillard

Jordyn Barratt

Natalie Krishna Das

 

with DJ sets by

Tadd Mullinix

and

Alvin Hill

Local Chaos Roadside Skateboard Museum

Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11

Free and open to the public between 12 noon-6 pm each day

Wes Dean, Ann Arbor resident and legendary skate local, has created and documented skate culture and underground rock and roll in Michigan since the late 1970s. Parts of his collection have been shown in Los Angeles and Europe. Wes will be displaying selections from his collection including skateboards and other equipment, magazines, photographs, and stickers and other ephemera, providing context and historical perspective for the unique collaboration which is Falling Up And Getting Down.

Falling Up and Getting Down Event Schedule

2:30-4:00 pm OPEN SKATE with DJ sets by Tadd Mullinix and Alvin Hill

4-5:30 pm PRO SKATE DEMO with live music by Jason Moran & The Bandwagon featuring Ingrid Laubrock

A co-presentation with Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark in collaboration with City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

Tickets are free, but must be reserved at

http://ums.org/performance/falling-up-and-getting-down/

 

Andy MacDonald @ a2skatepark

Andy MacDonald @ a2skatepark

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Sep
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Ann Arbor Skatepark 3rd (m)annual Event

An all day event!

Local Chaos Roadside Skateboard Museum

Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11

Free and open to the public between 12 noon-6 pm each day

Wes Dean, Ann Arbor resident and legendary skate local, has created and documented skate culture and underground rock and roll in Michigan since the late 1970s. Parts of his collection have been shown in Los Angeles and Europe. Wes will be displaying selections from his collection including skateboards and other equipment, magazines, photographs, and stickers and other ephemera, providing context and historical perspective for the unique collaboration which is Falling Up And Getting Down.

Autograph session with pro skaters:

-Andy Macdonald

-Ron Allen

-Jordyn Barratt

-Natalie Krishna Das

Conversation: The Art of the Improvisers

Saturday, September 10, 2 pm

Great improvisers are known for their ability to adapt quickly, and creating your own individual style through improvisation is at the root of both jazz and skateboarding. Join celebrated jazz pianist and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran and professional skateboarders Andy Macdonald, Ron Allen, Jordyn Barratt, and Natalie Krishna Das for a conversation that will center around the intersection of improvisation in music and in skateboarding as well as the overlap in both cultures. Co-moderated by Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark board president and local skate ambassador, Josh Meisler, and UMS senior programming manager, Mark Jacobson. Athletes will be available for signing following event.

Live local bands start at 3:00

Rotokiller

Dirty Deville

and one more to be announced!

contests for all abilities and ages

vendors & food trucks

raffles, give aways and auctions

as well as open skate all day to benefit the Ann Arbor Skatepark endowment and programming fund.

 

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Jul
21
to Jul 24

A2 Skatepark Art Fair Booth

Our super booth of A2skatepark merchandise with social media free giveaways, raffles and tattoos for the kids!  All purchases go to fund our maintenance endowment, improvements to the park and  kids programming. Find us in the non-profit row on Liberty St. just east of 5th ave.

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Jun
12
9:00am 9:00am

First All Girls Skate of the Season

Join us in our first All Girls Skate of the season to be repeated every 2nd and 4th Sunday during June through September. If you don't have gear yet, we have helmets and a limited number of decks to use.  Pads are recommended.  This event is for female skaters of all ages and levels of skill to be led by our instructor Tameka Gallien.  Come to learn something new, have fun and make friends, Snacks and beverages will be provided as well as a free t-shirt and sticker.  Now in our 2nd year!

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Jun
11
12:00pm12:00pm

3rd Annual Dave Tuck Skate Jam

Third Annual Dave Tuck Skate Jam, Saturday, June 11th, 12-6pm.  Street and Pool contests for all skill levels including women's divisions, music all day, silent auction, raffles, and giveaways.  A benefit for www.grindforlife.org and www.strapinforlife.org, two organizations which support people who are battling cancer and their families.  Come on out and join us for a fun day in support of a great cause!  For more Information contact TuckLoveA2@gmail.com

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May
14
12:00pm12:00pm

4th Annual YAC Bake Sale at the Skatepark

Youth Action Committee volunteers of the Ann Arbor Skatepark will be holding their 4th annual bake sale Saturday, May 14th  from 12-4 at the Ann Arbor Skatepark in Veterans Memorial Park at 350 N. Maple street in order to help defray the cost of hosting visiting professional skateboarders  to our park this season to lead a skate clinic for kids.

The YAC will be serving up an amazing assortment of sweet treats and coffee donated from local businesses and variety of homemade favorites as well as running an A2 Skatepark merchandise booth for those wanting to wear their support for the park.

 

 

The YAC was formerly known as the A2 Skatepark Street Team, and is now transitioning towards a new mission:  The creation of youth led programming and events in conjunction with the Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark.

 

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Ann Arbor Skatepark 1st Annual Event
Sep
12
11:00am11:00am

Ann Arbor Skatepark 1st Annual Event

Much like our Grand opening a year ago, this year's event will feature pro skater demos from Nora Vasconcellos, Daniel Vargas and Samarria Brevard as well as food vendors, retail vendors, live music, raffle, contests and a silent auction. Come out and enjoy the festivities at our awesome park to celebrate 1 year!

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All Girls Skate 2015
Jun
28
9:00am 9:00am

All Girls Skate 2015

We have a date for our first All Girls Skate club for the season!  The club will meet the second and fourth Sundays at 9am, starting June 28th.  This group is intended for girls of ALL ages who want to learn or develop skills as beginners and gain confidence to use all that our skatepark has to offer and we can supply a handful of decks and helmets to use at the events for those who don't have them yet. Tameka Galien, who did the very first AGS last year is returning this year and will lead instruction until October.

Interested? Join our facebook event here and we'll see you June 28th at 9am!

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All Girls Skate
Nov
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

All Girls Skate

Our second Girls Only Skate Club - Girls of all ages welcome.  We have helmets and a few boards for use if you don't have your own yet.  Julia will be showing how to master basic skateboarding skills to those of you who are just getting started.

It will be cold, so please dress accordingly.

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Aug
30
12:00pm12:00pm

1st Annual Dave Tuck Memorial Pool Party

Mission

To celebrate the life of Dave Tuck. A fundraiser for Grind for Life and Strap in for Life

Description

To honor Dave's contribution to the Ann Arbor and world-wide skate scene and to the richness of the lives of everyone who knew him, his friends are throwing down the first annual Memorial Backyard Pool Party. It's on for August 30,2014 at the brand new Ann Arbor Skatepark. 
Contests in the pools for all skill levels, pro demo featuring Andy MacDonald and Mike Rodgers, silent auction, raffle and give-aways, and roots music all day. 

Tuck grew up in Ann Arbor, attended Burns Park, Tappan, and Community High schools. He was integral to the creation of the first public city Skateboarding facility, the 'City Ramp' at Vets Park, among dozens of public and private skate spots, from barn ramps to city parks, from Michigan to Colorado, the east coast, and beyond. 

Tuck represented Ann Arbor and his adopted home in Colorado in the national and international skating and snowboarding scenes from the 1980's until his death last year, earning respect and love everywhere he went.

Dave was a drummer in punk and reggae bands,a wonderful husband, father, son, and always a brotherman to the other man. 

Even in his battle with the cancer that finally claimed his earthly life on July 20, 2013, Dave was an example to everyone around him of what a life worth living is all about. He was brave, honest, loving, and dedicated to his friends and family, and to doing what he loved to do the most, until the very end. 

Everyone is invited to join us in a day of good skating, good music, and good friends, to celebrate the life of the one-of-a-kind one-and-only Dave Tuck. 
Ann Arbor Skatepark is at the corner of N. Maple and Dexter roads in Veterans Memorial Park in Ann Arbor.
All proceeds to benefit charities that Dave cared about. Donations are welcome, we'll be glad to honor your contribution by name if you wish, or anon is fine with us : https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WCNFVNPA69M8Q

Sponsors include:

Dogtown Skateboards
Flophouse Skateboards 
Thrasher Magazine 
Obey Giant
Launch Boardshop
Summit Skateboards
Bones Bearings
Powell-Peralta
Bones Wheels
Third Coast Surf Shop
JUICE MAGAZINE
187 Killer Pads
Independent Trucks
Creature Skateboards 
Movietickets.com
Plus Skateshop
Cockfight Skateboards
whiskeyteedistribution.com
Ann Arbor Skatepark

For more info, sponsorship or donation opportunities contact TuckloveA2@gmail.com or check out the FB event page. 

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Aug
17
11:00am11:00am

All Girls Skate

The non-profit Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark presents an All Girls Skate event at the Ann Arbor Skatepark. The event is being held to encourage female skaters to get out and rip. Tameka Gallien will be heading up this group/gathering. Girls and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome and encouraged to be a part of this event.

Here are the details:

What:   All Girls Skate

When:  Sunday, August 17, 2014

           11:00 am to noon (or whenever the skating stops!)

Where: Ann Arbor Skatepark

           350 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, MI

This is the first meeting of All Girls Skate. We don’t even know if that’s what it will be called after this first meeting! The goal is for female skaters to connect, support each other, and learn from each other. We’ll have a few complete decks on hand, as well as some helmets, for those who don’t have equipment yet.

Hope to see you there!

 

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