Comet Skateboards crew would like to invite the entire community to the 4th annual Ithaca Skate Jam on Saturday May 9, 2015. The past three years we’ve taken over an iconic hill in Ithaca and turned it into a downhill skate park for everyone to enjoy. Last year we had 400 skaters from all over the western hemisphere take over Gun Hill. This year we are moving the event back to its
original location on East Buffalo Street. With fresh pavement at a consistent 15% grade and a new location for skate park terrain on Quarry Street (running perpendicular to Buffalo street), we are planning for an epic day of skating, hanging with friends and winning some cool prizes. Registration is now open at store.cometskateboards.com.
Wheelbase Magazine’s Video Recap from Last Year’s Event:
The format will be similar to last year with a “nontest” style jam. Skate hard all day and we’ll give out prizes however the Comet team sees fit. There are no specific contests or divisions, however there will be a session for less advanced skaters from 11 – 12 noon. The hill starts at Eddy Street and is a 15% downhill to Stewart Ave. There will be some ramps on Buffalo Street to hit as you go down or you can just bomb away. Quarry Street will have a several features until terminating at our food truck and vendor area.
Registration info: http://store.
This year the list of special guests is long and filled with rippers. We’re bringing out the entire Comet team including: Brian Peck, Nick Ronzani, Big Dave, Eric Jensen, McLovin, Jared Henry, Nick Ketner, Dustin Hampton, Jeff McDonough, and innovators from other teams such as Louis Pilloni and other surprise guests to skate with everyone. Emcee Mike Judah will be on the microphone all day to keep the roots music flowing as well.
If you’ve got a few more minutes to spare, check out our 2013 recap below!
Date: May 9th, 2015
Time: 9am – 5pm
Spectators: This is a free event
Kadie Salfi (Event Coordinator)
Special thanks to the Tompkins County Tourism Board and the City of Ithaca for their support. This event was made possible by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.