Created in 2009, The Skateboarding Hall of Fame honors the history of skateboarding and the influential figures who have significantly shaped the sport and its culture over the decades. IASC’s charitable arm, the Go Skateboarding Foundation, partners with the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame to recognize the skateboarders, industry pioneers and icons who have left an indelible imprint.
Selection of inductees for the Skateboarding Hall of Fame isn’t wholly determined by contest results, stats or coverage. Above all else, innovation, influence, creativity, and the pro's history of giving back to the skateboarding community are honored as the drivers at the heart of skateboarding's constant evolution.
As SHoF continues to grow and be a driving force in the industry, a Skateboarding Hall of Fame Executive Committee has been formed to guide the future of the SHoF. The committee includes Todd Huber, executive director of SHoF; Mark Waters, Executive Director of IASC; and past SHoF inductees, David Hackett, Lance Mountain, Jim Muir, Steve Olson, Laura Thornhill-Caswell and Glen E. Friedman.
Previously an invite-only event, the the Skateboarding Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been opened to the public so fans can honor their favorite skateboarding legends, watch them be inducted, and even mingle with VIPs in the action sports industry. The event includes a happy hour, VIP meet-and-greet, VIP dinner and awards ceremony, plus a musical performance. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation.
The Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards Ceremony is a production of the IASC’s Go Skateboarding Foundation under license from the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame™. In addition, the ISHoF offers clinics teaching skateboarding skills and safety, and has developed a mobile display showcasing the history of skateboarding. The mobile display has been featured in over eight cities in the US and in Europe, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Jacksonville, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, and Stuttgart.
Visit the ISHoF at:
The Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum
1555 Simi Town Center Way #230
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Get ready to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day on June 21, 2019! Skateboarders around the globe will enjoy the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding. We know most skateboarders do this every day of their lives, but Go Skateboarding Day is just one more reason to put away your phone, computer and video games and go skateboarding!
Skateboarders everywhere will show their love and support for skateboarding by holding fundraisers, contests, protests and demos. They’ll skate across cities, gather in skateparks, stream into their local skate shop and some will even revel in the solitary act of skateboarding alone at their favorite spot, all bringing together the skateboarding community in the grind heard around the world. To sign up your event, go to the Go Skateboarding Day web site and let the skateboarders in your area know where to be on #GSD2019
The History: Go Skateboarding Day, held on June 21 every year, is the official holiday of skateboarding. The holiday was founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies on June 21, 2004 as a call for skateboarders to make skateboarding their top priority. Go Skateboarding Day began with a few simple skate sessions and barbeques held in skateboarding’s unofficial capital, Southern California.
Go Skateboarding Day gives passionate skateboarders as well as those who are simply inspired by skateboarding, the opportunity to drop everything and jump on a skateboard. Go Skateboarding Day is a cooperative of decentralized events that take place around the globe. Skateboard retailers, manufacturers, distributors, skateparks, organizations and individuals of all colors, creeds, and attitudes hold skateboarding events to celebrate the holiday. Skateboarders around the world create their own events and traditions to celebrate skateboarding.
Go Skateboarding Day originated as the day for skateboarders to have fun, to raise awareness about the issues we face; to show the world what skateboarding is really all about; to reclaim our culture; and to define skateboarding as the rebellious, creative celebration of independence it continues to be. In the years since that first celebration, the holiday continues to grow, but the mission remains the same: Have fun, go skateboarding!
Launching in Fall 2018, a handful of passionate up and coming skateboard industry professionals will embark on a program like no other. IASC Future Leaders will get access, education, lessons and mentorship from industry leaders who built the skateboard industry. Paving the way for the future of skateboarding, these Future Leaders will get firsthand experience in growing a business, sustaining a business, advocating for skateboarding and growing as an industry professional.
To sign up to be a mentor, a Future Leader or for more information, contact Mark Waters.