SeaSK8 Opened!!

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MC Marshall of MANIK Skateboards watches a young skater do a trick!

This last weekend was an exciting one for skaters of Seattle. After months of construction, Seattle Center’s SeaSK8 is finally open to the public. Located in the space between Key Arena and Fisher Pavilion, SeaSK8 is one of the most impressive skateparks Seattle has seen in a long time. At about 10,000 square feet (and a cost of $2.2 million), it has elements that most skaters should be able to enjoy.

Last Saturday was the official opening of the park. The day started with a 30-minute “no skate” presentation by the different groups responsible for the park’s existence, ended with a ribbon cutting. After that it was pure skating mayhem. Marshall from Manik Skateboards took over as MC and lead everyone through trick competitions on the various elements of the park. These included a vert competition at the giant glass punk wall, best trick over the gap on the benches, best trick down the 4-foot tall stairs, best trick by a kid 11 or under, and on and on. All of these events netted the skaters tons of free gear from the many sponsors. There was even live music from the Vera Stage setup in the nearby plaza. A really fun day!

If you skate, get out there and use this park!

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