ITHACA, N.Y. — Hundreds of people turned out Saturday for the 5th annual Skate Jam, which closed down part of East Buffalo Street for a day of festivities.

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Hands, knees and the bottom of jeans were ripped as skaters took on the steep hill and, on North Quarry Street, showed off tricks on ramps and railing.

If you missed the excitement, Intern Sam Scott, a 13-year-old at Boynton Middle School, caught the action in the photos below:

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Jolene Almendarez

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