Skateboarders brave Valley heat for Go Skateboarding Day

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The heat didn't stop skateboarders from celebrating National Go Skateboarding Day. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) The heat didn't stop skateboarders from celebrating National Go Skateboarding Day. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Skateboarders stayed cool with lots of water and a water-balloon fight. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Skateboarders stayed cool with lots of water and a water-balloon fight. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Yup, kids wearing pants in triple-digit heat. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Yup, kids wearing pants in triple-digit heat. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
(Source: KPHO/KTVK) (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

“Arizona is not a state. It's hell on Earth. There's no excuse for any state to be this hot ever," said Kim Williams.

Despite that feeling, dozens of skateboarders celebrated National Go Skateboarding Day in the middle of an Arizona heat wave on Tuesday at a skate park in Glendale.

“Just taking breaks and drinking lots of fluids," said Jaden Berner.

"It seems like this happens every year so that's why for us it's national skateboarding night,” said Trent Smith.

For the past 13 years, the skateboarding community around the world has come together to celebrate skating, friendship, and the summer solstice.

"Skateboarding to me, it's the best thing ever," said Smith.

"I love the skate culture. I think it brings people together and I think it's positive," said Beth Hilkar.

"It’s a challenge, so you could be battling a trick for a long time and when you land it it's just a whole bunch of emotions, feels really good," said Berner.

Doing it all under the hot Arizona sun can be a challenge. Organizers had coolers of water they were handing out. There was also a water-balloon fight and attendees got to go home with a free swag bag.

“I don’t mind it cause it’s a dry heat," said Hikar.

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