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Learn To Skate With GRO At Exposure 2014
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:52pm

  EXPOSURE is an annual women’s benefit event dedicated to providing female skateboarders an avenue to succeed while at the same time raising money for survivors of domestic violence. EXPOSURE 2014 will take place on Saturday, November 8 at...more

Los Angeles, CA GRO Skate Session
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted September 20, 2014 at 2:18pm

GRO Skate Sessions are back in Southern California! Join GRO for a fun skate session at Garvanza Skatepark each month and be apart of building the first LA GRO Crew!  All ages, all abilities and all types of riders are encouraged to attend.  Ev...more

GRO NYC – Girls Ramp Division At Riverside Skate Contest
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:53pm

Riverside Skatepark is having a contest and have not forgotten the girls! There will be a girls only mini ramp contest included in the days events. This is an opportunity for all the girls around NYC to come represent the ladies, get excited and share...more

GRO Tomboi Brings Skateboarding To Girls At The Bklyn Bazaar
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 17, 2014 at 3:10pm

  Save the date.     GRO is inviting all the girls of NYC and around to come skate at this great event.  All girls, all ages and all abilities are encouraged to attend.  New to skateboarding?  Here is your chance to lear...more

Skate Questions & Advice: Learning To Ollie
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 6, 2014 at 4:59pm

The ollie is one of the most basic tricks on a skateboard.  It is not the easiest.  The ollie is an important skill for anyone looking to progress in street trick skating.  Often, it is this skill that seems like a major obstacle for those ...more

Michigan GRO Session – August 24th
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 4, 2014 at 5:59pm

Michigan is on it’s way towards having it’s first official GRO Crew!  With the creation of this crew lead by one of the Midwest’s top female skaters, Christiana Smith, in collaboration with Modern Skatepark, this GRO Crew will be re...more

Skate Questions & Advice: Dropping In
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 2, 2014 at 1:50pm

Dropping in on a ramp is one of the early skills learned in skateboarding by those who want to ride skateparks and progress their ability of learning skateboard tricks.  This step in the skate journey can be viewed as a challenge and sometimes scary....more

How A Skateboard Legend Is Using Her Skateboard To Improve The Future For Girls
by anngaff
posted July 24, 2014 at 1:32pm

  How A Skateboard Legend Is Using Her Skateboard To Improve The Future For Girls Through Girls Riders Organization, Inc.   New York, New York – July 24, 2014 – Skateboards are purchased everyday around the world.  But when t...more

The Pink Helmet Posse At Tribeca Film Festival NYC
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted April 11, 2014 at 7:23pm

  Girls skateboarding will be a part of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York through the 9 minute Documentary Short of The Pink Helmet Posse. “Three pink tutus. Three pink helmets. Three pink skateboards. Meet Bella, Sierra, and Rella: age...more

Lucky Magazine Talks Skateboarding
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted February 22, 2014 at 8:24am

  Lucky Magazine helped bring thoughts of skateboarding to girls around the world in the March 2014 issue with the article “Total Body Shred”.  To get a better understanding of skateboarding, the article’s author, Megan O&rsqu...more

NYC GRO Skate LES
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted May 7, 2013 at 9:08am

Monthly sessions for the girls of New York and anywhere nearby are up and running. Kicking off the NYC Park Sessions was LES Skatepark in Manhattan. These parks are generally busy with at least 90% guys. Now for a seasoned girl, this is no problem, b...more

Skateistan: Most Amazing School In Afghanistan
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted March 14, 2013 at 10:51pm

AWSEOME Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93eSM9mWkkk&list=UUFhDpmngh5KC2XN_IoQtungOne of the most amazing schools in Afghanistan is a co-ed skateboarding school. If you have never heard of Skateistan - it is an organization (m...more

Girls Skate NYC Friday March 15th
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted February 9, 2013 at 10:22am

Ladies, no matter the weather, we are coming together to skate! Who – All girls, all ages, all abilities. What – All girl skate session. When – Friday March 15th, 7-11pm Why – Because we love our skateboard or longboard or want t...more

AGA Calling Girls of Skate, Wake and BMX To Michigan
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted February 6, 2013 at 8:38am

AGA Nation’s 5th annual Skateboard/BMX Championships will take place June 22nd! Part of the State Games of Michigan’s annual festival, this event will host both learn to ride workshops and contests for female riders. Skateboarding and BMX o...more

3rd Annual Girls Combi Pool Classic
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted January 16, 2013 at 8:33am

January 18 & 19, 2013 Yes, the largest female skateboard contest in the world is almost here. More girls compete in this than any other female skateboard contest, of any type. Guaranteed the Combi Pool at the Block of Orange is packed with ladies ...more

X Games – A step in the right direction
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted December 10, 2012 at 9:07pm

We all were sad to hear about the end of Women’s Vert in X Games. What was happening was not a cutting of the women, but the transition. More young girls ride park and bowl then vert. With most all of the vert ramps living in Southern California,...more

Girls Still Took To The Streets In NYC
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted October 27, 2012 at 10:17am

For years, every October, the longboarding organization puts on the Broadway Bomb. For some it is a push race, for some a chance to ride with hundreds down Broadway. Either way, it is 8 miles of pushing. The Mayor and NYPD threatened that anyone skat...more

California State Games 2012 (Skateboarding)
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted July 27, 2012 at 8:49am

The Competition Heats Up The California State Games, a Junior Olympics event, was again held at the Encinitas Y but this year was exceptional, with girls really stepping up the intensity. The 11′ left-handed kidney was the tool for a serious displa...more

GRO Mail: Savannah Miller
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted July 17, 2012 at 9:12pm

  Thank you Savannah for your video! ...more

Oregon Trifecta Is Coming Soon!
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted July 8, 2012 at 8:50am

Celebrating 10 years, Oregon Trifecta returns to celebrate skateboarding and the Northwest! This will be GRO’s seventh year at the event with the ladies. There is always a good showing of female riders and more are welcome. This year all the ri...more

Mighty Mama’s Take Over San Jose
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted May 16, 2012 at 2:46am

Mother’s Day never passes without the gathering of Moms, Aunties and all ages of girls gathering for the annual Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama. Year after year Skateboard Moms have put on this event around California and this year it all went down at Lak...more

2012 Florida BowlRiders Cup
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted March 17, 2012 at 1:38am

By: Abby Zsarnay The Florida BowlRiders Cup is one of the few “big” girls skateboarding contests that is still in the United States. It is an amazing event that brings girl skaters together from across the country with all different abilitie...more

Notice. Casting Call In California
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted March 2, 2012 at 10:24pm

FEMALE SKATEBOARDING CASTING CALL – THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012 Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Pro Female Skateboarder? If you are between the ages of 18-22 years old and live in the Southern California area, or are able to drive to ...more

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