Youth Week Skate Event at the Plaza – Saturday, May 1st

chris at 9:50 pm on Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tagged: Events,News

As part of BC Youth Week, May 1-7, 2010 – the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition, in conjunction with the City of Vancouver and Douglas Park, Riley Park, and the Roundhouse Community Centres is putting on a youth-focused, family-friendly skateboard event Saturday, May 1st at the downtown Skate Plaza. Come down and enjoy a pressure-free day of fun down at the plaza – just remember to grab your pads, and especially your helmet.

There’s going to be a demo by the Kitsch Skateboards and Monke teams as well as music and booths. As this event gets larger every year, so has the list of sponsors – and that means more prizes for everybody!

Tons of prizes from Kitsch, Monke, Color Magazine, Real skateboards, Skull Skates, Antisocial, Vans, Boulevard skate shop, Toy Machine, Fallen Footwear, HUF, Zero Skateboards, Circa, Momentum Wheel Co., the Dry Spot indoor skatepark, Analog, Quicksilver and Native shoes. Wow! Thanks a ton to all of our sponsors supporting this youth event – nobody will walk away empty-handed that day.

The event is Saturday, May 1st from 1pm-4pm at the Downtown Skateboard Plaza (at Union and Quebec Streets), and is on RAIN OR SHINE.

This is a youth-focused event, so all are invited to this non-competitive, family friendly skateboard event. We’ll probably have some Vancouver Park Board Commissioners and maybe a City Councillor or two come by to show their support for the youth of Vancouver at the plaza – and we hope to see you there too.

For more info about youth week, check out there site at bcyouthweek.com.

The best video you’ll watch today

chris at 11:06 am on Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tagged: Videos

Skateboardanimation from Tilles Singer on Vimeo.

I saw this in my friend’s Facebook stream today… Just had to share it. It’s a minute and a half of stop-motion photography made from skateboard magazine clippings.

From their Vimeo page:

A ton of digital photos, a ton of real life magazines, an hour of recording music.

Unfortunately i cannot tell exactly which photographer is responsible for which photograph in the fist place. I found some of the photography on the web, in Foundations That’s Life and in skateboard magazines such as Monster Skateboard magazine, Limited Skateboarding magazine and Place magazine.

Thanks to everyone who made that little video possible.