News & Events
2021 is gonna be a good year, right?! We think so. We are looking to a ton of skateboarding. We missed posting sessions last year as it was difficult to get a lot of peeps together. We hope that’s different this year and we can all get together and skate!
It’s also winter and skating indoors can be tricky. We do have a skatepark finder on our site for indoor and outdoor parks in the Chicago area. Where are you skating this winter?
If you are stuck at home and need some skate videos to get you through while you dream of summer please check out and subscribe to our You Tube page. Lots of exclusive content and bonus footage there:
Click the pic and grab some drinks and snacks…it’s skate video time!
2020 & Older:
Sleeze Lake At The Drive In Theater
Friday, November 13th. 8pm.
“Vanlife at it’s lowest and best”
Pricing is per vehicle. Get tickets HERE
DATE CHANGE! Fargo 30+ Session, 11/8/2020!
Did we ever miss these! 30 and over session from 9am to Noon.
No judgement zone session. Always a good group accepting of all skill levels. Come have some fun and make new skate friends!
The Den 30+ Session 10/25/2020
30 years old and older session at The Den in Oswego, IL. 2pm to 6pm.
9-26-2020: ESSP COMP #7
PMT prize patrol will be in full effect at the East Side Sports Complex this Saturday! Registration begins at 4pm.
We gotta fresh deck and other goodies in on this.
New Team Riders Jon & Kyle!
We are super stoked to have Jon Schmidt & Kyle Kraus on PMT! These guys are super good at skateboarding and super nice dudes too!
SLEEZE LAKE, Vanlife at its lowest and best. Hop in yer van or whatever you drive and get to Indianapolis on 8/11/20. Sleeze Lake will be playing at The Tibbs Drive Inn!
“This wild documentary tells the story of Midwest Vans LTD and the biggest party you’ve never heard of. Vanner culture reached its peak on Memorial Day 1977 when over 20,000 people drove their custom vans to Monticello, Indiana and erected a ramshackle resort town around a small|pond and called it “Sleeze Lake”.”
“Special digital offer: Attendees will also get access to watch Sleeze Lake through our Virtual Festival portal for free! Once unlocked, you will have 24 hours to view the film at home. The unlock window is from August 14 – 23″
For tickets and more info, go to: 2020 Indy Film Fest
Chicago Ladies & Queer Skate Jam: July 19th 2020 (JUNE DATE WAS POSTPONED)
Event Date: We are attempting to get events going for 2020. Safety is a top concern. The new date for this event is Sunday July 19th. The date of June 28th was POSTPONED. PMT will be sponsoring the event with a bunch of rad gear! It’s gonna be hot – literally: It’s going to be in the upper 90’s so stay cool and check back here for any updates.
You feel SLEEZY again? We sure do!
The SLEEZE LAKE is back again!
Fresh PMT Gear At Ground Floor Skateboards In Rockford Illinois
About Ground Floor Skateboards: Everything begins on the ground floor. It’s a beginning, the entrance, the start to everything.
The ground floor in skateboarding is you, your board, and the street. There were no pretenses, no delusions just the simple pursuit of fun.
The simple act of rolling hooked us all from the beginning, your Ground Floor.
We are here to bring that back to skateboarding in Rockford.
Whether you are a beginner, advanced, or a seasoned veteran we want to help you maintain that initial innocence, joy, and love for skateboarding.
Thirty years and counting have led me to this; going back to the beginning- Ground Floor Skateboards.
Find Ground Floor: 333 East State Street, Suite 50 Rockford, IL. 61104
Fargo 30+ Session
Sunday 3/8/2020: Offsite skate session: Fargo Skateboarding in Dekalb. 9am to Noon for those over 30 years of age. Only $7.00!
March 12th 2020: 6:30pm to 10pm
Skate Patrick’s Day At Bricktown: Skateboarding & roller skate welcome
Raffle and merch from Pardon My Thrashing
Skate contest, give-a-ways-, food, drinks & fun!
You Could Win a Pardon My Thrashing Chicago Flag Deck At The Event!
Fargo Skateboarding 13th Annual Art Show
This year’s theme is LUCK…and lucky for you it’s FREE!
All art is either on a skateboard or skateboard related.
Date & Time: Saturday 2/29/2020 6pm
After party and music at 9pm
Fargo Skatepark Website HERE
Happy Birthday, Maria!
You may never see Maria ride a skateboard, but she does so much for Pardon My Thrashing and Chicago skateboarding. She does everything from Accounts Payable, work the sessions at the Skate Bunker, go on shop visits and merch drop offs, take pics and post for our social media, work the booth at events…the list goes on. We couldn’t do it without her. Please wish her a Happy Birthday and thank her for all that she does.
Have you been to your local shop lately? We have been busy making sure they are stocked up on the latest PMT gear. Check out or new decks, hats & hoodies!
Pardon My Thrashing is gonna be on WGN!
Tune in to WGN, this Saturday, to see Pardon My Thrashing featured during the Around Town segment.
Second Sunday of the month you can find Pardon My Thrashing at Fargo Skateboarding in Dekalb IL. for the 30 years old and over skate session.
Full of fun and judgement free from 9am to Noon. Come skate & meet new friends!