Tricks AND Treats
By: Emma Bleiler, October 28, 2011
Amidst the smell of hot dogs and sweat, one might see a rowdy looking bunch of kids riding around on skateboards at the Falmouth Skate Park Annual Halloween Sk8 Jam on Saturday, October 29.
But it’s more than just a bunch of skaters fooling around. They’re all out in support of building a new park, helmets and all. Not only does the Halloween Sk8 Jam provide free shwag, mediocre hot dogs, and sweet tunes, it’s enhancing the pathway to building a new park for the community.
Since 2007, Keith Bleiler, head of the Falmouth Skatepark Association has been gradually taking the steps necessary to build a new park.
Whether holding meetings with town officials and local skaters or flying out skate park designers and professional skaters, Bleiler has made improving the park a priority.
“Ultimately, my wish for the park is to make it a real dream-styled park that adults and young kids of all abilities would be drawn to. Especially providing an outlet for the younger kids, who don’t identify themselves to the traditional competitive sports that Falmouth extols,” Bleiler says.
A suggested donation of $5 will be contributed to building a new park, which will consist of safer and more updated equipment to attract a following of different skaters from on- and off-Cape.
Die-hard skaters, newbies and veterans in attendance will be able to enter in various competitions to show what they’re made of—and of course, score some free gear provided by the Boarding House and Thrasher Magazine.
Among the excitement of prizes, costumes are strongly encouraged! Show off your skate skills, zombie-fied!
Don’t let the excitement end because the jam’s over! Head over to Falmouth’s Headway Skateshop around 8 PM for awesome deals, skate videos, and more free grub.