Frequently asked questions
How do I become an Ambassador for Black Girls Skate?
BGS 2020 Ambassadors were selected in June through an open call and application process. We are currently not accepting any applications for ambassadorship. Our Ambassadorship Program 2.0 will resume in 2021 through selections and referral.
What do BGS Ambassadors do?
All BGS ambassadors work to amplify the mission BGS in their practice and communities. Going into 2021 BGS Ambassadors will be resonsible for supporting and implementing programming.
Where can I find a list of skate resources?
Check out The Black List, a list of resources created by Patrick Kigongo and published to Thrasher’s website.
How do I know what skate equipment to purchase?
The best way is to reach out to someone who does the type of skating you want to do. The more people you can talk to the better. Ask them what equipment they use and why. Most importantly ask them what equipment they started with. Feel free to reach out under our posts when you see the type of skating you like. Also utilize our skater database. We will use the database to connect skaters and instructors in similar areas as they become available, and when it is safe to do so.
What is the best way to contact Black Girls Skate for media inquiries/collaborations?
Please reach out via out contact form on our website at blackgirlsskate.org
What is the Black Girls Skate Care Box Program?
BGS care boxes are statements activating skaters in various ways, for some a starter kick,
others a hardware upgrade or a gesture of appreciation. Thus far we have gifted 100 care boxes.
What are BGS Popups?
Black Girls Skate popups are a serises of events meant to promote safe space, positive learning experiences, and inclusion. Recreation meets music and eats. These are lead by BGS crew members.
These events are open to all regardless of race, gender, and skate style.