Vancouver’s voice for skateboarding

The mission of the Vancouver Skateboarding Coalition is to act as an entity that is accessible to all skateboarders, promoting unity throughout our city’s diverse skateboard scene and taking a proactive role in creating and maintaining a safe, fun environment that all of Vancouver’s skateboarders can enjoy for years to come.

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chris at 3:03 pm on Saturday, June 22, 2013
Tagged: News,Update

Hi everybody! The Vancouver Skateboard Coalition is as active as we’ve always been, stay connected by following our social channels for all the latest news and info!

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New capital plan for Vancouver from 2019 to 2022

Norma at 12:08 am on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tagged: News,Update
During the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition meeting on September the 5th Vancouver city officials gave the following update:
Capital Plan – The city has approved a new capital plan for citywide spending from 2019 to 2022 . This plan includes $2.4M of funding towards new skateboard and bike parks. One of the first projects to be completed with this funding will be a renewed Vancouver Skateboard Strategy which will guide the spending of the remaining budget over the next four years.
Skate Plaza 1.5 – The project is on permanent hold due to the new date of the viaduct removal and demolition of the existing Skate Plaza. The best estimate right now is 2024/25. This is good news because the current plaza will stay where it is. The consultant team has agreed to leave the contract for the Plaza 1.5 is open so that they can hit the ground running once word of the viaduct removal is issued.
Plaza improvements – improvements and the additional features at the Plaza are still planned. An update on when this work will go ahead will be given in the new year once the funding for the 2019 capital plan is available. The cost of this project will come out of the $2.4M capital plan. Upgrades and new features will be presented to the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition for approval prior to installation and repair.
We appreciate the hard work that the city is are doing for skateboarding in Vancouver and are looking forward to updates in the new year when the funding for 2019 becomes available.

Canada Skateboard

Norma at 1:18 am on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Tagged: News

Canada Skateboard is the national sports organization with the mission to support, promote and grow skateboarding in Canada.

On September the 5th, Jay Balmer, board member of Canada Skateboard, gave the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition a presentation about the reasons why the organization was created, detailed background on its goals and values and plans to continue to support skateboarding in Canada.

Canada Skateboard board members Kevin Harris and Kyle Dion also joined the meeting and provided personal reasons for joining the organization and their vision for the future of skateboarding.

While skateboarding is going through a lot of exciting developments, it was clear that community and culture were in the hearts and the minds of all that were present, and that Canada Skateboard is very similar to the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition, but at the national scale.

Thank you @CanadaSkateboard and #KEEPPUSHING!”

Art Gallery Meeting

Norma at 3:06 pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Tagged: News

Geoff Dermer, Sasha , Mike and Jen (the City Engineer) organized a meeting with downtown skaters in the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza. Here are a couple of pics of the VAG North dialogue with City staff…about long-term how skateboarding could be part of the VAG North Plaza.

Stay tuned for more information about this matter.

Go Skate Day – 2018

Norma at 10:45 am on Monday, June 25, 2018
Tagged: Update

The streets were lit in Vancouver for 2018’s Go Skateboarding Day and Kaelen Morrison captured some of the action.

Barriers are here to stay!

Norma at 11:51 am on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Tagged: Update

We are absolutely delighted to announce that yesterday June 19th, 2018 after a meeting with the City of Vancouver,  the barriers located in the back of Centre Distribution are allowed to stay!

Thank you so much to each and every person who signed the petition and the team at Centre Distribution and Red Dragons for pushing this initiative.  

Thank you again to everyone for the amazing support, we are truly grateful that you chose to add your voice in the community and that we together we can see positive change in our city. 

 

Car Free Day 2018

Norma at 11:26 am on Monday, June 18, 2018
Tagged: Events,Update

Thousands of people came out to flood  Vancouver’s Main Street this past June 17 to bask in the sun and celebrate Car-Free Day.

As is our annual tradition, The Vancouver Skateboard Coalition once again set up a mini ramp and a selection of obstacles and ramps on the hill of 14th and Main with the goal of promoting skateboarding, stoking people out and sharing the love of riding on 4 wheels.

Thanks to Michelle Pezel and Jeff Cole for helping to coordinate the day, to all those who helped set-up and take down and move the ramps, and to everyone who came out throughout the day to lend a hand in keeping the good times and the love of skateboarding flowing.

Next year the VSBC wants to make our contribution to Main Street Car Free Day even better. We will be looking throughout the year for more obstacles and volunteers,  so let us know if you want to be involved.

 

Photos by Jeff Cole and Norma Ibarra

Interim Northeast False Creek skate plaza

Norma at 5:42 pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tagged: News

Big News for Skateboarders in Vancouver.

The City of Vancouver has finally revealed details about its plans to remove the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts and build a new 11-acre park in northeast False Creek.

Sadly, this means the Vancouver Skateboard Plaza is slated to be removed in early 2019

But … don’t fear !!!!!

The Vancouver Park Board is planning an interim skateboard plaza, that will act as a stand-in for the Downtown Skate Plaza, until they build us a new Plaza 2.0.

The proposed location for this new interim park is under the Cambie Bridge at Cambie St and W 2nd Ave.

The Parks Board is reaching out to and asking to hear from the skateboarding community and the public as they design this exciting new space!

Open House’s begin on :

Saturday, March 8 – 4pm – 8pm
Cambie Street site (corner of Cambie and W 2nd, at the base of the Cambie

Saturday, April 7 – 1pm – 4pm
Skate the Plaza with Daniel Yabar
Vancouver Skate Plaza
“Come and skate the world famous Vancouver Skate Plaza with skatepark designer Daniel Yabar.”

Click here for more details on upcoming open houses, design workshops, and a series of stakeholder meetings.

Announcing the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING for VSBC

Norma at 8:34 pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Tagged: Events

It’s time to elect our board members for 2018

Come out to Antisocial Skateshop ( 2337 Main St, Vancouver, BC )

Wednesday, March 7th  from 7pm to 9pm 

 Positions up for election are:

-President.

-Vice President.

-Secretary / Treasurer.

-Director of Marketing. 

-Executive Members 

-Members at Large. 

Come help steer the next generation of skateparks, skatespots and culture through the upcoming year. 

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