BC Youth Week Skate Event at the Plaza – Sunday, May 8th, 2011

chris at 11:54 pm on Friday, May 6, 2011
Tagged: Events,Update

As part of BC Youth Week (May 1-7, 2011) – the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition, in conjunction with the City of Vancouver and Douglas Park, Thunderbird and Roundhouse Community Centres is putting on a youth-focused, family-friendly skateboard event Sunday, May 8th 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 team as well as a BBQ and bands. Child’s Play is back for the second year, and Greentree will also be hitting the stage. Be sure to check out their MySpace pages at www.myspace.com/thechildsplay and www.myspace.com/greentree.

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, Native shoes, Red Dragon Apparel, Independent Trucks, Girl Skateboards, éS Footwear, and Sandbox Helmets.

Wow! Thanks a ton to all of our sponsors supporting this youth event – nobody will walk away empty-handed that day.

The event is Sunday, May 8th 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.


While we’ve got your attention: The Plaza will be temporarily shutting down for repairs after the Youth Week event, and will be closed for a few weeks while the park undergoes some much needed maintenance. We’ve been told the park will definitely be reopened before Go Skateboarding Day, which is June 21st. We’ll keep you updated as we have any exact dates.



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