Get Ready for Go Skateboarding Day Kabul 2011!

On June 21, Skateistan Afghan Skate School is organizing our 3rd annual Go Skateboarding Day Kabul, the only event of its kind in Afghanistan. The kids of Skateistan will take to the streets, doing a loop from the Skateistan park through some of the city’s oldest districts. Participants will celebrate the day by wearing traditional clothing while they represent the Afghan skate scene to the world: shalwar camises for boys and brightly coloured celebration clothes for the girls.

The Afghan skate scene will be represented in full force by the boys and girls of Skateistan, as well as the Skateistan volunteers and staff members. Last year 160 kids made it out to Go Skateboarding Day Kabul, with even more expected this year. This year Skateistan is preparing 100 skateboards to be shared amongst its students. Donkey carts will be hired during the skate-a-thon to carry drinking water and maybe even the smallest skaters if they get too tired. Participants will end up at the Skateistan park, where there will be a skateboard contest for girls, boys and disabled skaters.

Organizers of other GSD events worldwide are encouraged to email if they’d like to Skype video chat with the Skateistan crew during the event.

When? 9AM - 12PM, Tuesday, 21st June (contest 11AM - 12PM).

Where? Skateistan skatepark, beside Ghazi stadium.