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N-Men party and lots of skateboarding set for this weekend

Published: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 - 1:14 pm

A little cold snap isn’t going to stop hardcore skateboarders from some quality shred time this weekend. That’s especially true of the N-Men (pictured here with their decks), the legendary Sacramento skateboard crew founded in 1975. Many of these guys are still skating hard in their middle ages and beyond, as documented in this Bee profile which ran in August.

When they’re not grinding a local pool, the N-Men are known to party hard as well. The 34th annual N-Men Christmas party will take place Saturday night at the Blue Lamp (Alhambra Boulevard and N Street, Sacramento), featuring door prizes and skate related merriment.

Even if you haven’t been inducted into the N-Men crew, this party is open to the public and pretty much a must if you skated hard in the 1980s and beyond. Skate-rock pioneers Drunk Injuns will perform, as will Steve Steadham, a member of the Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade known for his signature “backside boneless.”

Doors open at 8 p.m. $10 cover charge.

N-Men skate sessions will also run from noon to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at Granite Skate Park (Ramona Avenue at Cucamonga Avenue, Sacramento). Show the N-Men what you’ve got, and maybe - just maybe - they’ll let you into the crew. Either way, a good skate session is bound to be had.


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