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WED 22

Most skateparks are little more than day-care centers with ramps. That's cool if you're 10, but it's a real drag for older skaters who can't move three feet without some pee-wee getting in the way. Fortunately, the little tykes aren't old enough to get into Skate Night at Automatic Slim's (15 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale); only skaters 21 and up are admitted. There's ample room on the five-foot mini ramp, according to promoter Andy Scheer. "It's never too crowded, and there are nets to keep the boards from flying out into the bar," he says. Above the ramp is a ten-foot drop-down screen that shows skate videos and Fuel TV all night. Plus, skaters get $2 Pabst Blue Ribbons, if they're so inclined. Don't worry -- Scheer says no one's allowed on the ramp wasted. The free night begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until 4 a.m. Call 954-522-8585. (JB)

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