Skate Rising Celebrates the Holidays at the YMCA Ecke Skatepark

photos by Mike Moore

Over 100 girls came out to the December Skate Rising event at the YMCA Ecke Skatepark in Encinitas, California on Saturday December 8, 2018.

In addition to skateboarding with their friends the girls had the opportunity to learn from other girls

Angela Strong lending a helping hand.

and from skateboarding pros like Neal Mims!

The event was free to attend and free rental equipment was available.  Those who could donated new toys for the Community Resource Center.

The girls under the leadership of Skate Rising Founder Calli Kelsay, discussed all the other ways they can give back. In addition to physical gifts there are the gifts of time and kindness that all of us can share daily.

Yes, it’s always fabulous to get a new toy, skateboard, or clothes but what really matters is knowing that you are not alone. Friendship makes everything better, even being stuck in line or studying is better with a buddy.

Wishing you tons of joy and hoping you share your joyous skate adventures because more girls really do skateboard and keep skateboarding when they are surrounded by encouragement.

The Lady in Orange

Above Teresa is trying new things in Chihuahua Mexico – where are you having fun skateboarding?

Anywhere you are is the right place to skate.  Thanks to Un Dia De Patients for sharing this picture and check them out on IG to see more girls having fun skateboarding.

Skateboarding builds self-confidence on & off the board.  The skills you learn skating will help you through life and taking the time to share your skills enriches the world.

Tis the season to give – not just material items, but of yourself.  Give the gift of your encouragement because it’s a gift that will grow.