Girls on Shred – A Division of the Montana Skatepark Association

Girls on Shred (GOS), a division of The Montana Skatepark Association, is a female board-sport organization dedicated to providing opportunities for learning and connecting through an interest in skateboarding and snowboarding in and around Montana. Our goal is to alleviate the pressure and intimidation of a male-dominated platform by hosting clinics that free up a safe space for girls and non-binary persons to learn and develop their skills.

Since 2010, GOS has hosted free snowboarding clinics for women in west central Montana. Created by the wife of the former owner of Board of Missoula, GOS began holding skateboarding clinics under the shop’s current manager Samantha Veysey Gibbons in 2015. To branch out to skateboarding, she reached out to Kim Petersen from the MSA, who has been on a skateboard for over 23 years. Together, they have hosted at least one event per month, and plan on maintaining that standard.