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Jai Cole
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Wheels Up for ‘Skate the Wake’ at Wakefield Park

Skate the Wake has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Because of the extreme popularity of this event, the Park Authority will be working to reschedule Skate the Wake for a later date. Stay tuned for details!

Skate the WakeDo you enjoy skateboarding, inline and roller skating or BMX biking? Maybe you just get a kick out of watching skaters and bikers in action doing amazing tricks. No matter which group you might fit into, you’re not going to want to miss this year’s Skate the Wake at the newly redesigned Wakefield Skate Park!

Join the Park Authority on May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a full day of fun and entertainment, featuring celebrity guests, music, food, door prizes, local vendors and more. Meet and get an autograph from Mimi Knoop, five-time X-Games medalist and former coach of the USA Skateboarding team. Music will be provided all day from DJ Derran Eaddy, founder of Solstik Music.

Skate the Wake will also feature a limited-registration Skateboard Trick Clinic and skateboard Best Trick Contest that will be judged by professionals from the Fairfax Surf Shop, as well as celebrity judges Mimi Knoop and Spike Mendelsohn (“Top Chef” competitor and local restaurateur). 

Attendees will have the opportunity to put their artistic skills to the test by trying their hand at graffiti on the Wakefield skate shack. Those interested in skating can learn more about getting started at the beginner skater tent. In addition, the Park Authority will be collecting food donations for Food for Others. You can find out more information about donating at the Food for Others website.

Skate the Wake will be held rain or shine at the Wakefield Skate Park located at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, Virginia.

Gather your crew, grab a food donation and Skate the Wake on May 13! It’s not a hobby, it’s an attitude!

Wakefield Skate Park is located at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, Virginia. For more information, visit Wakefield Skate Park or call 703-321-7081.



fairfax county park foundationThis event is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

The Fairfax County Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3), supports the Fairfax County Park Authority by raising private funds, obtaining grants, and creating partnerships that supplement tax dollars to meet our community’s needs for park land, facilities, and services. Visit the Park Foundation website or call them at 703-324-8582.

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