Wheelbase Magazine’s Video Recap:
The Ithaca Skate Jam is a community-centric downhill skateboarding event that features ramps, slopes, a whole bunch of radness, and a solid grasp on the DIY lifestyle.
Perhaps most frequently acknowledged as being the home of Cornell University, the town of Ithaca, New York is also home to a sustainability-oriented community. Pulling a large part of the weight in the sustainability field is the crew at Comet Skateboards. As an officially recognized “B-Corporation”, Comet Skateboards does their part to ensure that they they are giving back to mother nature as much as they are giving to the skateboarding community. And, as evidenced by the downhill skateboard jam session we witnessed over the past weekend, that is a LOT in itself!
Good vibes and radness were acquired throughout the day despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to thwart us away from the hill. A small amount of rain won’t stop us from having a good time! The Comet crew did a great job with the event organization and preparations (read: permits, logistics, and insurance!), the nearby taco stand provided by Gorger’s was off-the-taste-bud-chain, and Mike Judah, the charismatic MC, kept the crowd in line. We’re looking forward to next year and hope to return to the same hill, even though a couple of neighbors might not be so stoked about that.
If you’ve got a few more minutes to spare, check out last year’s recap below!