GRRRLS* Skate Fest 2017 in Bielefeld
The girls of GRRRLS* can skate want to invite you to the GRRRLS* Skate Fest in September 2017 in Bielefeld, Germany! For three days, from friday 8th to sunday 10th, there will be action on and around the ‚Kesselbrink‘!
With the project they want to question social certainties and break constraints, so that people can live and love independently. They are working as a self-organised group since 2014 that organizes events and supports / practices emancipatory girl*/women* work by skateboarding.
Again and again they noticed many young girls* and women* that want to experience skate- and longboarding and they wanted to promote/support that! They see their work as an educational work and believe that sport – as socialization experience – is an important approach of youth and adult education and a good way to work against gender stereotypes and to reduce them. They love to combine the practice of skating and the theory of questioning gender roles, to create new images and role models.
Like at their Skate Fests 2015 and 2016 they want to focus this year again on a showcase of all different disciplines (we can offer Street, a wooden BMX park, Vert Ramp, Longboard Dancing and Freestyle) and not in a competition orientated contest. It is their goal to give female skaters more visibility and also a safe place to push their limits and also to overcome the fear to skate in public — True to the motto The important thing is not winning but taking part! The GRRRLS* will also organize the mini fun contest again to get all skill levels and skaters from skateboarding and longboarding together and have a good time. They can look back with such pleasure on a perfect weekend with 35 skaters, 45 workshop participants and over 600 visitors and can’t wait for september to come!
On the last day everything will be about learning how to skate. The Skate Fest will offer different skate workshops for skateboarding and longboarding with experienced instructors for different skill levels.
All girls* and women*, lesbians, queers, trans*people, intersex-people, butches, dykes and femmes are welcome!
30 free accommodations will be available, register for Showcase, Mini Fun Contest and overnight accommodation until 31th of August to firstname.lastname@example.org
GRRRLS* Skate Fest
// Day 1 – Friday, September 16, 2017
Skater’s BBQ (all participants are welcome)
// Day 2 – Saturday, September 17, 2017 (public)
– Skatepark (Streets, Wood Park, Vert)
– Longboard Dancing + Freestyle
Mini Fun Contest
After Show Party at Gegenüber
// Day 3 – Sunday, September 18 2017
Workshops for Beginner (longboard and skateboard)
Open skate session at the Kesselbrink
* women, lesbian, trans, inter