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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Need Assistance? Call 311

Jeff Cole at 10:32 am on Monday, May 16, 2016
Tagged: Update
Have you’ve found yourself at one of the skateparks in the city of Vancouver and found yourself looking at a situation or problem and wondering what you could do – or who you could talk to fix the issue?

Things like no garbage cans or recycling bins, or the garbage is overflowing and needs to be picked up. Is there trash, hazardous materials, broken glass or syringes at the skatepark? Maybe the lights at the Plaza or Leeside are burned out and need replacing, or maybe … Well, you get what we mean.

Did you know that if you are a resident of Vancouver you can call the phone number 311????

311 is the City of Vancouver Contact line that puts you in direct contact with a person or department at City Hall so you can report problems and issues and have them dealt with.

“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.” – Moliere


10th Annual Youth Week Skateboard Contest

Jeff Cole at 4:14 pm on Thursday, May 5, 2016
Tagged: Update

We had such an amazing fun day in the sunshine at The Downtown Skateboard Plaza for our 10th Annual Youth Week Skateboard Contest.

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Thanks to everyone that made it out,  competitors, parents, friends, The City and Parks Board of Vancouver, Youth Week BC, The Roundhouse, West End and Coal Harbour Community Centres and all our many sponsors that donated lots of awesome prizes for the youth.


Big shoot out to all the volunteers that made the day run smoothly. Our tireless judges. Our awesome DJ Randal D. and to the best MC ever Jason Bothe !

Thank you !

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Photos: Norma Ibarra @Lapir0

Another successful ladies night!

Melanie at 10:28 am on Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Tagged: News

Words Melanie Mercier, Photos Norma Ibarra @Lapir0

Another successful ladies night! New faces, familiar faces, seasoned veterans, young rippers, rusty bones, fresh off the press she-redders and supporters were all in attendance at the third edition of Chickflip’s Ladies Night at SBC Restaurant last Monday April 11, 2016.


Much like skateboarding itself the format of Ladies Night at SBC is always evolving. “Every edition we try to mix things up to keep the level of stoke high and tailor to all abilities”. The first hour or so consisted of skate lessons where people learn to get comfortable riding their board and familiarize themselves with the mini ramp.


Following the lessons was the screening of the legendary skateboarding documentary Skategirl by the Canadian filmmaker Susanne Tabata – a documentary that captured moments of history in the evolution of the professional female skateboarding industry which left the whole audience inspired and keen to get back on the ramp for the remaining hour.


“It’s amazing to see the smile on everyone’s faces throughout the whole night, from the moment they hop on their board, to the time they progress or observe someone else land a trick. Everyone is supportive of one another, regardless of their age and ability. A sense of community reigns throughout and it’s really rewarding to see”.


The fourth and coming edition of Ladies Night will be Monday May 16, 2016 at 6pm.  For more information please visit the facebook group and/or instagram page.


Upcoming Events

Norma at 11:35 pm on Monday, March 14, 2016
Tagged: Events,News
As we look ahead to another exciting summer, now is the time to mark your calendar with some of the activities and events that will be taking place in the coming months:
May 1: Youth Week at the Plaza Skatepark

June 19: Main Street Car Free Day

July 24: Grom Go Getter Kids Contest at Mount Pleasant Skatepark

Aug 13: Kids contest at Strathcona Skatepark

Stay tuned for more info!

Leeside Update

Michelle at 5:42 pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Tagged: News,Skateparks,Update
As some of you already know, Leeside has been an ongoing project in Vancouver for over ten years.
Frontside James going frontside.

Frontside James going frontside.

For those not aware, Leeside is a DIY project under the Cassier and Hastings connector, this place has so much history and it’s amazing on so many levels: a community built, city supported, 24 hours of light covered concrete painted madness.

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LEESIDE: Built with love Built from love.

Leeside has been through many phases which brings us to this one currently nearing the end.

After a checkup today, “The concrete is still dark grey and somewhat soft.”
Leeside WILL NOT be skateable this Monday !!!

Please be respectful of all the hard work and stay off of the park until further update ( mid week, most likely around Thursday)

To help finish building Leeside, visit this page.


Photos: Michelle Pezel and Norma Ibarra.
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Female Skateboarders are multiplying

Norma at 4:07 pm on Monday, February 29, 2016
Tagged: Update

Meanwhile in the Vancouver Skate scene, female skateboarders are multiplying, filling the streets, local skateparks and ramps all over the city.


Kristen Landry “East Side Krispy”, is the creator of Chickflip, an all female skateboarding group aiming to connect female skateboarders in Vancouver BC and beyond.  The goal of the group is to push female progression in skateboarding, spread the stoke among women in the community and encourage them to try it out.  Kristen has partnered up with Melanie Mercier “Mels Bells” to expand the group. Since the new year, the group started hosting ladies skateboarding nights, and the group keeps growing!


For more information visit their Facebook group or follow them on Instagram.

Photos: Norma Ibarra 



New Features at Strathcona

Jeff Cole at 10:43 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2016
Tagged: News,Skateparks,Update

After many lengthy conversations with Vancouver Parks Board the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition is very excited to announce the newest official, city installed addition to Strathcona Skate park, New Curbs!

In addition to that a very generous Donation from Folk Skateboards allowed for the install of a Barrier.

Awesome things happening!

Photos: Michelle Pezel

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2016 Board of Directors

Norma at 10:29 pm on Thursday, February 11, 2016
Tagged: Update

On February 10, 2016, a new Board of Directors was elected for the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition


The results are as follows:

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Vice President & Treasurer: Michelle Pezel
Secretary: Glenn Caseley
Director Of Events: Melanie Mercier
Director of Marketing and Communications: Norma Ibarra
Executive Members: Will Pearson, Spencer Hamilton and Geoff Dermer.
Members at Large: Chris Young,  Jesse Oye and Micheal Gordon.

We at the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition would like to thank Jesse Oye for serving as the secretary and all of the hours of work he contributed over the last year.
We would also like to thank the extraordinary skateboard community at large for their support through a very critical time.

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