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Let’s grind! Get-A-Way Skatepark to host full slate of activities Saturday

Published on September 20, 2023

Just over a week since its opening, Get-A-Way Skatepark is quickly becoming a top skateboarding destination in the U.S., with visitors traveling from across the country to experience its unique design and custom features.

On Saturday, Sept. 23, everyone is invited to see why the skatepark is earning such rave reviews. A full day of activities is planned for skateboarders and spectators alike.

From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Askate Foundation will hold a free clinic for children with autism. While the nonprofit was created to serve children with autism, all its events are neurodivergent-friendly. Equipment and safety gear will be provided, and registration is required. Participants may sign up for a time slot through the foundation’s website.

Drop-in to Get-Away will take place from 1-9 p.m., with music, food trucks and skate supply vendors. The schedule includes a social media contest and bowl jam from 1-3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest grind, highest air and best trick.

Throughout the day, skaters are invited to post videos to Instagram of their carves over the Get-A-Way logo on the three-quarter capsule. The highest carve using the hashtag #GetAWaySkatepark wins. The contest will end at 8 p.m.

Special thanks to sponsors Gold Sprint Coffee, Huntsville Coca-Cola, World Conspiracy and Faith Skate Supply, as well as The Skatepark Project, Team Pain Skate Parks, Speedlab Wheels and Rage at the Rose Vert Contest for providing contest prizes.

Get-A-Way Skatepark opened Sept. 13 at John Hunt Park, 2151 Airport Road, Huntsville. Spanning 52,000-square-feet, it’s one of the largest skateparks in the country.

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