The Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation, in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles and CKE Restaurants, Inc., will host the grand opening for the Lafayette Park Safe Spot Skate Spot on February 24, 2009. Professional Skateboarder and MTV star Rob Dyrdek will be on hand to open the new street skateboarding spot developed through his foundation. Following the opening ceremony, the DC Skate Team will hold a skateboard demo and the new skate spot will then be opened to the public to skate. The Lafayette Safe Spot, Skate Spot was developed in partnership with Newline Skate Parks and California Skate Parks. At just over 7,000 square feet of skateable terrain, the spot will contain ledges, benches and stairs that flow through the park's natural landscape.
The Safe Spot, Skate Spot is a program developed by The Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation to support legal and safe skate spots for communities interested in developing skateable areas for their skateboarders. Based from the skate plaza concept, the Safe Spot, Skate Spot program will provide an alternative option for communities to develop real street skating terrain given limited budgets or space restrictions. The Lafayette location is the first Safe Spot, Skate Spot to be developed under the Foundation's new program.
February 24, 2009, 3:30pm
Rain Date: March 3, 2009, 3:30pm
2:00pm - Media Check in begins
2:30pm - Media Tours begin
Lafayette Multipurpose Community Center
625 South Lafayette Park Place
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(North west corner of the park near the intersection of Commonwealth and Wilshire)
Rob Dyrdek, Professional Skateboarder, Star of MTV's "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" and Founder of The Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation
Andrew Pudzer, CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc.
DC Skate Team: Colin McKay, Ryan Smith, Lindsey Robertson, PJ Ladd, Greg Myers, Marquise Henry, Wes Kremer, Josh Kalis