Inaugural Skate Jam at Ed Benedict Skate Plaza opening

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A special celebration marks the official opening of Portland’s  first skate plaza at Ed Benedict Park Saturday, May 30. Following the celebration the inaugural ALL-City Skate Series Invitational begins.

Enjoy skateboarding tricks, a Disc Jockey, music, food, drinks, prizes and giveaways — all in honor of Portland Parks & Recreation skateboarding youth!

This competition is open to all youth enrolled in any PP&R skateboarding program or class. The competition has two separate age brackets: 12-and-under (K-8) and 18-and-under (grades 9-12). The opening celebration, featuring City Commissioners Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman, starts at 1 p.m.; the Adidas/Tribute Demo starts at 1:30 p.m. The PP&R Skate Jam kicks off at 2:30 p.m., participants need to check-in by 2 p.m.

Spectators are welcome and participation is encouraged!
Ed Benedict Park is located in outer east Portland at Southeast 102nd Avenue and Powell Blvd. TriMet: Powell #9 to SE 99th Avenue and Powell Boulevard bus stop.

Once registered for a PP&R Skate Program, you can compete. Confirm your registration at the East Portland Community Center or Parkrose SUN Community School.


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