Ament talks skate parks, Pearl Jam dreams


Last updated 7/3/2017 at 12:50pm

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Thane Morin skates Saturday at the skate park in Big Sandy during the Sixth Annual Big Sandy Pig Roast SK8 Jam. The jam is a benefit for the Big Sandy skate park, was paid for through a foundation started by former resident Jeff Ament, bass player for Pearl Jam. Skaters came from all over the state to jam in the park.

Pearl Jam bass player and skate park advocate Jeff Ament spent Saturday hanging out in his hometown of Big Sandy by one of the many skate parks he's built in Montana.

Ament and friends celebrated at the all-day event The Sixth Annual Big Sandy Pig Roast SK8 Jam, eating local slow-roasted pork, skateboarding and talking with friends. Meanwhile, the pool near the skate bowl was packed with laughing children and parents looking for a way to mitigate the effects of the blazing sun.

Ament had been traveling the West with a group of friends and Saturday was the tail end of a long trip.

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