All Nations Skate Jam

By:Annette Perez Issue: La Bienal de las Américas 2010 Section:City Exhibitions and Special Events All-Nations-Skate-Jam

Over the weekend of July 10th, the Biennial partnered with Our Nations Energies (ONE) to host a skate jam at the Downtown Denver Skatepark. Over 200 amateur skaters, skating legends and skate companies participated in the weekend gathering. Alongside the skating competition was an entertainment area where local bands like Racecar Spelled Backwards, Gabriel YAIVA, Beer Boyz, Trickshot, and The Skyline Surrender performed. A market was established for the non-skaters that had Native American vendors, non-profit organizations, youth groups, dancers, artists, filmmakers, and ecological groups showcasing their work.