First published in Manual #69, Dec 2022.
The main idea behind this event is to skate a spot where you’re not allowed to skate, to be given free rein on the stairs and rail without fear of getting kicked out or having an ignorant member of the public try to give you an ear full. The weather was perfect, the crowd was enthusiastic and trouble-free, and the skating was epic. The feedback from skaters was great. Their response was important to me – as long as they were happy that they made the event a success, and that definitely happened. Cheers to all the skaters, helpers, crowd, and our generous sponsors. @pavementstore @callumparsons.nz