Written by Annika Villarroel
Photos by Roselleni Calina
When in Manila, we don’t like to settle. We like to do things bigger and better than ever before. Just like they say, it truly is more fun in the Philippines. Filipinos always aim for the highest we can achieve, and DC Philippines is no exception. The brand has set its bar high, eyeing their own Guinness World Record to claim.
On June 21, 2017, in honor of this year’s Go Skateboarding Day, both local skaters and DC’s professional athletes participated in the biggest ever skateboard parade or “push parade” in the country, held at the Quirino Grandstand.
Skaters of all ages gathered around to show their support to the local community!
Even with the early call time of 10 am, the skaters did not disappoint, amounting to a whopping 1,257 registers! The excited skaters proceeded to crowd the streets of Manila, as they skated together in uniting and spreading the spirit of the sport.
After the morning’s festivities at the Grandstand, 1,108 skaters then found their way to Circuit Makati and were treated to a spectacular skating demo from the DC athletes themselves, Cyril Jackson, Alex Lawton, and Chase Webb. Local skaters watched in awe at the athletes’ gravity-defying tricks.
DC also hosted a skateboarding competition. Hosted by Bea Benedicto and Norwin Caluya, the Core Competition included the first-ever DC invitational, Highest Ollie, Longest Gap, Best Grind, and Skate Submit, a contest that awards the skater who has the best trick video.
The skaters battled it out and flaunted their unique tricks all for over P50,000 worth of cash for the winners of the DC Invitational competition, and P100,000 worth of DC products and certificates as well!
Even this cute little boy celebrated the day with his sick talent!
DC X Go Skateboarding Day is DC’s way of celebrating the art of skateboarding in our country, aligned with the international Go Skateboarding Day!
As of writing, DC is still awaiting the official decision of the Guinness World Record Committee.*
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