By Michael Sznajderman
For 20 years, Go Skateboarding Day, on June 21, has been a time for enthusiasts to recognize (and play hooky from normal obligations) to hit sidewalks and skate parks and embrace the internationally celebrated sport of skateboarding.
But on this particular June 21, skateboarders in Birmingham rejoiced and marked a landmark moment: the opening of City Walk Skatepark – a place that is expected to change the face of skateboarding across the region.
“Birmingham is set to become the skateboarding mecca of the Southeast,” said al.com sports columnist Joseph Goodman about the new skate park, without a hint of irony. He said the quality of the new facility could put Birmingham in the running to host national and international skateboard competitions.
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