August 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
Skatelite® Brings The Retreat Skateboard & BMX Festival to Washington’s Lopez Island
More than 15 of the world’s top skate and BMX athletes will escape the mainland on August 17 and converge on Lopez Island in Washington State’s San Juan Islands to relax after the X Games, session on their own terms and hang with the locals. It’s called The Retreat presented by Skatelite®, the world’s premier manufacturer of skate ramp surface materials made in good ol’ Tacoma, USA. The Retreat is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skate, ride and party with the best when they’re off the clock in one of North America’s most spectacular and relaxed landscapes.Summer days are balmy and long on Lopez with daylight that pushes to 10 p.m. Skatelite is donating and dedicating a new 60’x80’ skate park on the island that day and is hosting a free skate and BMX demo featuring the athletes and a festival with food, music and entertainment. California RampWorks, designers and builders behind every significant competition skate park in the world, will set up their vert ramp (coming directly from the X Games in LA) for the pros beside the new park to add to the spectacle.Athletes Attending
Jagger Eaton Mat Hoffman
Getting to the RetreatYou will likely never have a chance again to be in such close presence to action sports greatness. The biggest challenge will be getting to Lopez Island. Make it happen. We have thought of everything to help you achieve your dream of participating in The Retreat. Want to make it a long-weekend? Come early with your camping gear and stay at Camp Skatelite - arrive on Friday, leave on Sunday. Prefer to come just for the day of the event, there are different considerations for walk-ons, bicyclists, cars and boaters.