The LOCK IN was awesome! Check out our recap of the night…
It was a wild night last Saturday September 30th. We were up from dusk till dawn for the all night Lock In. From 7pm to 7am the doors were locked, the place was packed and the party was on! Check out our event recap…
This years one of a kind Lock In truly lived up to it’s claims. This sold out event (oversold, actually!) kept each kid on their toes with a barrage of raffle prizes, contest winnings and a lengthy product toss! Not only was the free merchandise flowing, so was the all you can drink Gatorade. We took down 72 gallons! Not to mention the 240 slices of pizza, Eight dozen donuts and pounds of candy. There never seemed to be a dull moment with a non-stop flow of contests from best trick to longest powerslide to game of skate to highest sticker slap. It just kept going! Less competitive riders also found themselves winning prizes from our raffle and finding hidden goodies around the park. We had what seemed like an endless amount of free giveaways and we left no kid empty handed. A Lock In without the freebies is like a wedding without a bar. It just doesn’t work! Here’s a look at what we had on hand…
This years event also featured a limited amount VIP passes for riders who wanted to upgrade their already awesome experience. VIP riders were treated to a bulky prize package upon arrival and access to the VIP only room with fingerboard ramps, video games and extra drinks & snacks. Sort of a safe-haven from all the chaos!
This Lock in brought out a nice mix of riders. From well known locals to those who came from hundreds of miles away. It was great seeing many lock in veterans and just as great to see so many new kids in attendance. We had kids as young as 8 and as old as 16. Mostly boys but great to see a few girls in the mix as well. There also seemed to be many mixed feelings among parents. Some couldn’t wait to get their kids out of the house for the night. Other parents had a tough time saying goodbye. No doubt it can be nerve racking to let your kid stay up all night but yet again we kept each rider safe and supervised. Our staff was on a mission to make sure each guest had a great time and we did just that! No escapes, no problems and no injuries (at least no serious injuries).
This years event also brought a game changer to the table. Have you ever rode in a pitch black skatepark at 3am illuminated by 600 glow sticks? We did it and we can’t even describe how unreal it was. Any photo or video you see does it no justice. You truly had to be here to experience it! .
Whether you won the game of thuggin, stuffed yourself full of pizza, nachos and donuts, came home with loads of new gear, tried your first grape soda & Red Bull or stayed up the latest you ever have.. it was an experience not to be forgotten.
Thank you to the rest of the Skatelab crew, The Vault and all of our great sponsors for all your efforts in making this event such a success! Most of all, a big thank you to those 85 riders who survived the night. ..and to those who missed the Lock In, you truly missed out!
Until next time.. it might just be sooner than you think…
We can’t blame this guy for taking a 6am ramp nap after 11 hours of non stop riding.
We support these great brands that help make this Lock In possible. You should too!
SEE YOU AGAIN AT LOCK IN 2018
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