Local Skaters Invited to Meet & Skate with Skateboard Champions Chris Cole & Tom Asta

Local kids can meet Cole and Asta at the Tualatin Skatepark on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 3-5 pm

Chris Cole and Tom Asta, two of the world’s most admired and respected professional street skateboarders are coming to Tualatin OR to meet, greet, and skate with young local skaters.

Cole will be in Tualatin in September to visit sponsor Kershaw Knives and is bringing along Tom Asta. Cole has been a fan of Kershaw knives for many years—he uses them to grip his skate deck—and has been sponsored by the company since 2012. Both skaters also wanted to spend some time in the skatepark and meet the locals. So they’re inviting local skaters to join them, get in some skating, and pick up some Kershaw swag. Cole and Asta will also be signing autographs while they’re there.

Chris Cole is a legendary skateboarder. In 2013 Cole won the Street League Super Crown Championship, among numerous other Skateboarding achievements, gold medals, and accolades. Chris is one of only two skaters to be named Thrasher Magazine’s Skater of the Year—twice.  Cole is featured in the documentary about his life entitled The Motivation 2, The Chris Cole Story, now available on iTunes and Netflix. Cole also recently went to China to take part in the International Skateboarding Federation’s exhibition during the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing with IOC. Cole is deeply involved in supporting the youth in skating`s future, as well as a dedicated husband and father who strives to be a good role model for kids and parents alike.

“Chris Cole is the greatest professional street skateboarder that walks the planet earth,” says Rob Dyrdek, professional skateboarder, actor, entrepreneur, producer, and reality TV star.

Skateboard great Tony Hawk says, “Chris has the ability to make the most difficult tricks look easy. His consistency, creativity, and hard work have already cemented his place in skating’s history.”

Tom Asta has been skating since he was a kid, but became a professional skateboarder in 2011.  A year later, Asta joined the elite ranks of Street League. He placed third at the Tampa Pro competition and has participated in the finals for several other Street League competitions. He’s won two Best Trick Contests—in Ontario, Canada and Los Angeles, California. Asta is one of skateboarding’s up-and-coming stars and definitely a skater to watch.

“Tom’s character is awesome and his skate ethic is awesome,” says Chris Cole. “I knew that he would produce and he would grow to be a great skateboarder, on and off the board. He comes from a great family, great area, and great friends. He’s a solid individual and is totally confidant in who he is.”

The “Meet & Skate with Chris Cole & Tom Asta” event will be held at the Tualatin Skatepark in the Tualatin Community Park, 8515 SW Tualatin Road, Tualatin, OR 97062, from 3-5 p.m., Friday, September 16th. Local skaters are invited to stop by after school and join the fun. Kershaw representatives will also be on hand to give out Kershaw lanyards, stickers, hats, and beanies while they last.

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