We never had or needed a special day to remind us to go skate. But now that we have one it's kind of nice, like Christmas in June, but without Santa and presents. OK, it's really nothing like Christmas but it's as close as we're going to get for a holiday that celebrates skating. That pretty much sums up this post. We could write about the origins of skating, which you probably already know, but here's a quick refresher course...50's roller skates, clay wheels, bored surfers, urethane, kick tail, Alan Gelfand, Bones Brigade, Natas, H-Street, Matt Hensley, Guy Mariano, World Industries, Big Brother, handrails, switch stance, Eric Koston, Danny Way, British invasion Rowley & Penny, Jamie Thomas, frontside flip, Andrew Reynolds, s/s-b/s-t/s, Tampa, P-Rod, Nyjah. That pretty much brings you up-to-date in skate.