The St. Pete Skatepark is one of my favorite places in the city (it’s also the best IG account to follow). On Sunday, February 12 at St. Pete Skatepark, Thrasher Magazine’s Skater of the Year in 2017, Jamie Foy will make the second stop of the Red Bull Drop In Tour, a four-city road trip that will showcase his home state’s top skate scenes. Joining Jamie in St. Pete will be fellow Red Bull athletes and some of the top street skaters in the world including Gustavo Ribiero, Ryan Decenzo and Brighton Zuener.
In addition to jamming with some of the top skaters in the world, local skaters can participate in “best tricks” showcases where cash prizes will be given out. The Red Bull Drop In Tour will put St. Petersburg’s local skate scene, skate shops, and skaters on display with interactive demos and skate competitions.
St. Pete Skatepark is the largest and most advanced skateboard facility in Pinellas County. The park was officially opened to the public back in 2018. At 28,000 square feet, it’s nearly the biggest such public facility in Florida.
The park includes a 12-foot deep vert pool, as well as areas for beginning, intermediate and advanced skaters. Team Payne, Cutler Associates, Hunter Booth of Booth Design Group and Dan Vickstrom of Vickstrom Engineering all helped make this skatepark a reality so that events like the Red Bull Drop In would come to the ‘Burg.
Don’t forget to visit Anchor Skate Supply when you’re in the area. Visit St. Pete Skatepark’s website for more information on the event, and all future events.
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