Op Girls Learn To Ride Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Op Girls Learn To Ride

Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 by News

Skateboarding, BMX and Wakeboarding Instruction For Girls Of All Ages To Take Place At Venues Throughout Orlando

Saturday Night Fundraising Party At The Vans Skatepark To Benefit The Red Cross Hurricane Charley Relief Efforts And The Boarding For Breast Cancer Foundation

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (August 23, 2004)—Op Girls Learn To Ride (Op GLTR), the original series of girls-only action sports clinics in North America, and YM magazine, bring a weekend of action sports and entertainment to Orlando, Florida on September 18-19. The weekend events include instructional clinics for girls and women of all ages in the sports of skateboarding, BMX and wakeboarding; the “SHE” skate contest, featuring top female pro skateboarders from around the country; and a Saturday night party for girls (and guys) at the Orlando Vans Skatepark, with proceeds benefiting the Red Cross Hurricane Charley relief efforts and the Boarding For Breast Cancer Foundation.

Op GLTR clinics, taught by top professional athletes, provide hands-on training with an emphasis on safety and skill development, enabling female participants to learn all of the basic skills necessary to ride responsibly and enjoy action sports.

The event schedule is as follows:

On Saturday, September 18 from 6 p.m.-to 9 p.m., Op GLTR and the Orlando Vans Skatepark will host a special party and skate session. The party will include athlete demos, an open skate session, live DJ, autograph signing sessions with top pros, and additional prizes, raffles and giveaways. The event cost is $7 for Vans Skatepark members and $15 for non-members. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Red Cross Hurricane Charley relief efforts and Boarding For Breast Cancer.

Op GLTR Orlando Weekend Events—Page 2

Skateboarding and BMX clinics will be held on Sunday, September 19 from 8:30 a.m.-Noon at the Vans Skatepark, 5220 International Drive. The clinics are open to women ages 6 and older. The $40 class includes three hours of professional instruction, helmet, knee and elbow pad rentals, use of the skate park, a gift bag full of magazines, CD’s and other goodies, and a donation to the Boarding For Breast Cancer Foundation. Riders are expected to bring their own skateboard or BMX bike.

The “She” Pro Female Skate Contest will take place at Surf Expo at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday, September 18 at 11 a.m. Top female street skaters will compete for $5000.00 in prize money and receive World Cup Sanctioning points. This event is not open to the public. Surf Expo is a trade only event. www.surfexpo.com

Skaters can contact Mark at mark@girlslearntoride.com or Doog at dbecker@surfexpo.com for more information and entry.


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