Alexandria Ontario — This year the Alexandria Sk8Fest is celebrating 10 years. Started in 2004 by Natalie St-Denis and the (AST) Alexandria Skate Team this event is still a fundraiser for the local skate park and has grown in proportions and quality of entertainment.
The event features a diverse set of performing artists and a new revamped mobile skate park. Skateboarders will find a plethora of creative and innovative ramp designs mostly created by Justin Sauvé, Matthew Savard and Chris Lefebvre. Festival attendees need not to partake in skateboarding to enjoy a phenomenal lineup from Cornwall, Hawkesbury, Ottawa and Montreal.
This year the event will have dubsteb, hip-hop, grunge, pop/punk and rock. Bands booked so far are ‘Coldrift’, ‘Markian’, ‘Loren D. Whittingham’, ‘In Bright Lights’ and featuring ‘Hey Sugar’.
Festival organizer Alain Lauzon says, “this is by far the best and most diverse lineup that has played this event and will hopefully attract many folks just for the musical performances”. This one day festival will be held at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria on August 10th from 10 AM to 9 PM. This is an all ages event and the entertainment from both the skateboarders and the groups there will make it worth the day. Admission is $15 for the entire day and tickets will be sold at the door and at Raage Skateshop (title sponsor of the event), 57 Kenyon St. W. Alexandria.
All proceeds will be going to the next phase of the Alexandria Skate Park. For more information or if you wish to volunteer please contact us at [email protected] or visit us online at sk8fest.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/sk8fest.