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Central Mass 8 Skate Festival
The 8th annual Central Mass Skate Festival (A.K.A "Central Mass 8") returns to Harvard, MA from August 4-6, 2017. From humble grassroots beginnings in 2010, Emgee Events LLC has grown Central Mass into one of the world's largest closed-road skate and longboard events. Roughly 400 competitors are anticipated at #CentralMass8. Check out SkateSlate's 2016 recap for a taste of the action:   The three-day festival features a mini ramp jam, street course, downhill race, downhill ramp jam, slide jam, longest slide and biggest air competitions in beautiful, historic Harvard, MA. All skate disciplines, ages, skill levels and genders are warmly welcomed. Registration is required to ride any of the roads, ramps or features at any time, but registration does not require competitive involvement - riders may opt out of their heats and just skate for fun.A big after-party, DJs, live announcing, BBQing, high quality media, affordable entry fees and thousands of dollars in cash prizes all ensure an awesome, memorable experience. Official event flyer (hi res downloadable version here): Learn more at http://skatecentralMA.com and stay up to date via social media: Official hashtags #CentralMass8, #SkateCentralMA & #EmgeeEvents Official Facebook Page  Central Mass 8 Facebook Event   FAQs   Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? There are no age requirements except for Junior DH / Slide Jam (16 and under) and 21+ for ability to drink at the After-Party, which requires a valid State ID. For skate registrants, positive ID may be required in order the confirm valid registration if there is any confusion.  What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Find transportation and lodging instructions at http://skatecentralma.com/lodging. Parking is along Mass Ave and in the Bromfield School parking lot during all 3 days of the event. Parking is NOT allowed at the Harvard General Store. Event staff and signage will direct you   What can/can't I bring to the event? You can not bring alcohol to the event. Harvard is a dry town that strictly enforces Open Container and Underage Drinking laws. Although we have road closure permits, we are still operating on public property where normal rules and laws apply. There will be a police detail for the duration of the event. Please restrict any drinking to legal venues such as the After-Party and Hotel bar/restaurant. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?  http://skatecentralma.com/contact Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, but only if you formally confirm and update the new registrant information before the event. Please email contact@skatecentralMA.com with any requests to transfer your registration. Can I update my registration information? Yes, but only if you formally confirm and update the new registrant information before the event. Please email contact@skatecentralMA.com with any requests to update your information. -------- Didn't find the answer you were looking for here? Visit http://skatecentralMA.com/faq for more Frequently Asked Questions (and answers). 

When: Aug 4, 2017 11am in Harvard, MA

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About Harvard, MA
Harvard is a well preserved rural town. Residents enjoy Bare Hill Pond which is a 330 acre lake where you may swim and sail and canoe in the summer and cross country ski and skate in the winter. There are over 2,000 acres of conservation land throughout Harvard which interconnect with many walking trails.

The Harvard school system has the highest rating in Worcester County and is considered the main reason why many families choose to live in Harvard. Bromfield High School graduates are accepted at a wide variety of upscale colleges all across the country.