Kensington Nights video

chris at 6:58 pm on Saturday, March 5, 2011
Tagged: Update

Kensington Nights from Ethan Miller Productions on Vimeo.

The Skateboard Coalition been pretty quiet over the last few months – busy as always keeping things moving on new parks, etc. We put a bunch of time earlier in the year getting our 4 submissions in to the 2012-2014 Vancouver Park Board Capital Plan, to ensure that there will be money in the coffers for future parks, upgrades to parks, and general maintenance of the parks we have.

It sounds like the Skate Plaza repairs, which have been talked about for a couple years will be moving forward sometime in the near future (maybe May of this year), so we’ll let you know as soon as we know. What are they fixing up? They’re going to be fixing the landings where the surface has given way, and flipping the granite over to the ledges like new again. It’s supposed to be a fairly quick fix, but I’m sure the park will be closed for a few days to make sure everything sets right.

I came across this video on George Faulkner’s site of a few people riding the Kensington Park pool (lit up at night). Kensington Park was the latest completed major project by the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition, so I thought I’d share this video with you – I’m sure there will be many more videos of that park over the years. We’re pretty proud of this one – Kyle and his Newline Skateparks crew really knocked this one out of the park. And, if you don’t know the background on the brightly coloured tiles on the pool, they’re part of a tribute to the late Don ‘Mad Carver’ Hartley, a lover of all things skateboarding and reggae. We think it’s a fitting memorial (along with the broken record sculpture at Kensington). You can thank Mark Anderson for his backbreaking hours hand painting those tiles.

The VSBC is going to be having our Annual General Meeting in the coming months too, so if you’re interested in helping out at the Coalition, we’re looking for some new blood to help us with our efforts. As soon as we pick the date, we’ll let you know, in the meantime, enjoy the video above.

Here’s the description of at accompanies the video:
“This is a short video filmed by George Faulkner and myself (Ethan Miller) during one of the night sessions at Kensington Park. These events are made possible by the generous efforts and lights provided by local legend, Wee Wong.