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Vans Indonesia Celebrating "Go Skateboard Day" 2022

Diego Castaneda

Diego Castaneda

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

According to Vans, Go Skateboarding Day is an important celebration event for skateboarders and the skateboarding community to show their love for skateboarding. In the last decade, Vans has held annual Go Skateboarding Day events in all regions of the world including Asia Pacific.

In 2022, Vans Indonesia is showing off to celebrate the Go Skateboarding Day event on Saturday, June 18, by holding the "Sidewalk Sessions" activity. The "Sidewalk Sessions" which carries the concept of skateboarding on the street were first held in Indonesia. Located in the Dukuh Atas area, Central Jakarta, as a meeting point, with several activities such as the "dropin' stairs challenge", utilizing the character of the spot itself which is already known as the stairs.

However, the highlight of the “Sidewalk Sessions” was held in the Menteng Park area. They held various challenges that presented the Indonesian Vans skateboard team, from Mario Palandeng, Absar Lebeh, Rubianda, Basral Graito, Nyimas Bunga, to Kiyan Kailani.

These “Sidewalk Sessions” also invite local skateshops to participate, from Etaks, Amplitude Skate Co., Vast, and Motion Skateshop. Not to forget, Local skate communities such as Three Buns, Wafeloh Ramps, Finger Pop, Spotless Shoe Care, and others also enliven the 2022 Go Skateboarding Day celebration.

At the end of the event, Vans also screened the premiere of the Skate movie Vans Japan, Coast II Coast.

Picture by Nareend

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Menurut Vans, Go Skateboarding Day adalah acara selebrasi penting bagi para skateboarder dan juga para komunitas skateboard untuk menunjukan kecintaan mereka terhadap skateboarding. Dalam satu dekade terakhir, Vans telah mengadakan acara tahunan Go Skateboarding Day di seluruh wilayah dunia termasuk Asia Pasifik.

Tahun 2022 ini, Vans Indonesia yang unjuk gigi untuk merayakan perhelatan Go Skateboarding Day pada hari Sabtu, 18 Juni kemarin dengan mengadakan kegiatan “Sidewalk Sessions”. “Sidewalk Sessions” yang mengusung konsep skateboard on the street ini pertama kali diadakan di Indonesia. Berlokasi di area Dukuh Atas, Jakarta Pusat, sebagai meeting point, dengan beberapa aktivitas yang dilakukan seperti “dropin’ stairs challenge“, memanfaatkan karakter dari spot-nya sendiri yang emang udah dikenal dengan stairs-nya.

Namun, acara puncak dari “Sidewalk Sessions” ini diadakan di area Taman Menteng. Mereka mengadakan bermacam challenges yang menghadirkan tim skateboard Vans Indonesia mulai dari Mario Palandeng, Absar Lebeh, Rubianda, Basral Graito, Nyimas Bunga, sampai Kiyan Kailani.

“Sidewalk Sessions” ini juga mengajak skateshops lokal untuk berpartisipasi, dari Etaks, Amplitude Skate Co., Vast, dan Motion Skateshop. Tak lupa juga, Local skate community seperti Three Buns, Wafeloh Ramps, Finger Pop, Spotless Shoe Care, dan lainnya juga ikut menyemarakkan perayaan Go Skateboarding Day 2022 ini.

Di akhir acara, Vans juga menayangkan premiere dari skate movie-nya Vans Japan, Coast II Coast.

Picture by Nareend