COLUMBIA — A sound like rolling thunder echoed through the Fifth and Walnut Street parking garage Sunday as dozens of skateboarders raced down the 10-story structure.
They gathered in the parking garage — where skateboarding is ordinarily forbidden — to compete in Parkside Skateshop’s Garage Games. The city granted Parkside permission to use the ninth through fifth floors from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Although the Garage Games included contests and prizes, the atmosphere was more convivial than competitive. Attendees cheered loudly and joked often.