Skate with a cop at Carmel Valley’s fourth annual Skate Jam

Skater Blake Sterger, shown here with San Diego Police Department Sgt. Sal Hurtado,
Skater Blake Sterger, with San Diego Police Department Sgt. Sal Hurtado, broke the record for most continuous laps at last year’s Skate Jam.
(Blake Sterger)

The San Diego Police Department’s Northwestern Division takes a unique approach to connecting with its community—by breaking out the skateboards cycles and scooters. The fourth annual Skate Jam ’23 will return to the Pacific Highlands Ranch Pump Track on Saturday, Sept. 16, the community’s chance to skate with local police officers.

All ages are welcome for the free event from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., which will include music from DJ Lamb Chop, a jumpy, free hot dogs, refreshments, snacks and giveways. Raffle prizes up for grabs include bikes, helmets and a limited print G&S/SDPD custom skate deck.

Before the event begins on Sept. 16, local skaters will attempt to break the record for the most laps without kicking. Last year Blake Sterger broke the record going 444 laps nonstop, roughly 46 miles, without pushing.

The park is located at 5977 Village Center Loop Road, Carmel Valley.