Free weekly events and four-day instructional skateboarding camps available for Chicago teens
The Chicago Park District and Chicago Action Sports are proud to host skateboarding camps and events from the summer through autumn for skaters of all ages. The ‘Go Grind program features four-day camps available at 6 park locations throughout the summer. Camps are free to participate in and registration is now open for teens ages 10 to 15 years old. In addition, 14 weekly ‘Go Grind Friday Night Events will take place at Grant Park, and are open to skaters of all ages.
“Skateboarding has become a mainstay in Chicago households, parks, and popular culture” said Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Rosa Escareño. “We are so proud to give young skaters the resources to engage in this challenging, yet thrilling sport.”
‘Go Skate Day
Join the Chicago Park District and its partner, Chicago Action Sports, at Grant Park on June 21, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an evening of skateboard trick competitions, skate lessons, graffiti wall, a D.J. and prizes! No registration is required, and admission is free.
‘Go Grind Camps
‘Go Grind Camps run for four days at each of the six Chicago Park District Skate Parks. Camps are open to skaters 10 to 15 years of age, and registration is required. Camps are free, and registration closes when all spots are occupied. Equipment will be available for those who do not have their own. For a full list of camp locations, see the listings below. To register, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/go-grind.
• Burnham Park Skate Park, Lakefront Trail South of 31st St.
o Camp runs from June 27, 2023 through June 29, 2023, 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m., and July 1, 2023, 12:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• La Villita Park Skate Park, 2800 S. Sacramento Ave.
o Camp runs from July 5, 2023 through July 7, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and July 8, 2023, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Piotrowski Park Skate Park, 4247 W. 31st St.
o Camp runs from July 11, 2023 through July 13, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and July 15, 2023, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Logan Park Skate Park- 2430 W. Logan Blvd.
o Camp runs from July 18, 2023 through July 20, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and July 22, 2023, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Wilson Park Skate Park- Wilson Ave. & N. Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive
o Camp runs from July 25, 2023 through July 27, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and July 29, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Grant Park Skate Park- 1135 S. Michigan Ave.
o Camp runs from August 1, 2023 through August 3, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and August 5, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
‘Go Grind Friday Night Events
The Chicago Park District is thrilled to host events at Grant Park Skate Park that feature races, trick competitions, music, and prizes! Each event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Friday from July 14, 2023 through October 13, 2023.
Spectators, press, and athletes of all ages are invited to join the fun on the south end of Grant Park at 1135 S. Michigan Avenue. For more information on this series of events, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/go-grind.