HOLY HOTNESS!!!! It was scorching at the three Hot Dogs and Hessians events etnies and Active held in Southern California last week, but that didn’t keep the etnies team—or their fans—away. Team riders Elissa Steamer and Lauren Perkins (along with etnies teammates Arto Saari and Kyle Leeper) graced us with their presence at the Costa Mesa Active on Thursday, July 20, where they rocked out to Def Leppard and Iron Maiden, signed autographs, skated rails and launched ramps. More than 150 people showed up to skate with the pros and grab some free gear, making the event a lively and successful Hessian sweat fest. On Friday, Elissa, Lauren and the guys (Arto, Leeper and Ronnie Creager) headed to the San Dimas Skatepark for the second Hot Dogs and Hessians stop, and Elissa and the guys made it to the Hot Dogs and Hessians finale that Saturday at the Fontana Skatepark. Visit the etnies Skate blog for more info on the San Dimas and Fontana stops, and visit the etnies Skate Photo Gallery for tons of pictures. Thanks to the team, everyone at Active and to all of the fans who showed up despite the heat!