Vancouver Skateboarding Guestagrammer Kaelen Morrison

Norma at 8:38 pm on Friday, January 5, 2018
Tagged: Update

Kaelen Morrison is a photographer from Ladner. “Skateboarding has always been really interesting for me especially shooting it. The atmosphere that it gives off is like nothing else, I love it!”

Andy Anderson air walks the 7 at the Vancouver Skate Plaza
on Go Skate Day 2017.

Sheatherz heavy nose blunt slides across a crusty bank on
East Hastings st.

Tshawn Cope nose grinds some marble ledges at the
playground known as UBC.

Austin Doquiatan back tails a buttery curved ledge at Charles
Dickens elementary.

Callum Derrig throws down a bs feeble at Alpha rail for his
upcoming part in the Acronym video.

Justice Wilson one foots it at the legendary DIY park Leeside.

Dolan Slingsby 360 flips at the Vancouver Georgia banks.

Would you like to be a guestagrammer contact us via Instagram. 

 

AGM – 2017 Board of Directors

Norma at 7:56 pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Tagged: News,Press Release,Update

In April we hosted our AGM, where we reviewed 2016  and elected this year’s Board of Directors, we are happy to announce the new board.

The results are as follows:

President: Jeff Cole
Vice President: Michelle Pezel
Secretary /Treasurer: Kristen Landry
Director of Events: Melanie Mercier
Director of Marketing and Communications: Norma Ibarra
Executive Members: Will Pearson, Spencer Hamilton and Geoff Dermer
Members at Large
Jesse Oye,  Micheal Gordon, Sasha Van Stavel, Bill Silver, Chris Young
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We at the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition would like to thank our extraordinary skateboard community at large for their continued support .

 

Presentation with Vancouver Park Board

Norma at 2:56 pm on Friday, March 3, 2017
Tagged: Events

Words Jeff Cole

Photos Norma Ibarra

Last night, buy March 2nd, the VSBC had the honour of sitting down with commissioners from the Vancouver Park Board to discuss the current state and future of skateboarding in our city.

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The goal of the meeting was to educate and reinvigorate the Commissioners into renewing The Vancouver Skateboard Strategy.
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This official plan would  spell out a commitment from the Park Board as to where skateboarding is going in Vancouver over the next 10 years or more, and redefine a blueprint as to how it’s going to get there. Vancouver currently is without an official plan in regard to skateboarding.  The last Vancouver skateboard strategy was in place was from 2005 to 2015. 
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In attendance were Commissioners; Catherine Evans, Stuart Mackinnon, Vice Chair; Erin Shum and Park Board Chair; Michael Wiebe.  We thank the board for their time and we look forward to collaborating in making a new strategy a reality.

Vancouver Skateboard Plaza Survey

Norma at 9:37 pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tagged: Update

The Park Board and the City of Vancouver are undertaking a survey for the planning of the area around the Vancouver Downtown Skateboard Plaza.

They want to hear from plaza users right now to get a good understanding of our needs, wants and expectations, in our quest for a better Plaza.

The survey can be completed online here.

Skates hosts will also be at the Plaza between October 15th and 29th to gather information from Plaza skaters. Please fill up the survey,  pass it on share the survey.

Let’s not hope for the best future plaza but get our best future plaza !!

The Vancouver Skateboard Coalition
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3rd Annual UBC Skate Comp

Norma at 5:05 pm on Sunday, October 9, 2016
Tagged: Update

The 3rd Annual UBC Skate Calendar Skate Jam took place last September 22th.  Thank you to everyone who organized this event.  Looking forward to the next UBC Skate event coming soon!

Video Luke Strahm

https://www.facebook.com/UBCskate/videos/1066964253416737/

Photos: Jack Hauen

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It’s Skateboarding important to you?

Norma at 4:29 pm on Saturday, October 1, 2016
Tagged: Press Release,Update
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The Vancouver Skateboard Coalition Needs Your Help!!!
Please write to our city officials and say why skateboarding is important to you and how Vancouver can better serve its skateboard community.
Who to Contact:
Suggested Topics to Discuss:
– How skateboarding/skateparks have been of value to you, your children, or your community
– Need for more skateparks (e.g., the proposed space at Jonathan Rogers Park)
– Need for a broader geographic distribution of skateparks in Vancouver (e.g., a new skatepark in Vancouver’s West Side)
– Need for programming (e.g., lessons) and/or supervision at skateparks
– Importance of preserving, maintaining, or upgrading existing skateparks (e.g., performing repairs and adding obstacles to China Creek)
If you have any questions please contact us at president@vsbc.ca or facebook.com/VancouverSkateboardCoalition

aSymmetry Project

Norma at 6:21 pm on Thursday, August 25, 2016
Tagged: Update

When Dan Manchee was preparing to return to Canada, prescription he ask Michael Schafer to paint a deck to help him remember his time in Mammoth. While discussing the idea the 2 agreed that there was something unsettling about painting a skateboard and then simply hanging on the wall, skateboards are meant to be skated.

This was the spark ignited the aSymmetry Project.  The aSymmetry Project set out to merge the worlds of art and skateboarding. Together artists and skaters engaged in a process of creation, transformation and destruction.

Here some photos from the exhibition day in Vancouver on August 12th

Photos by Norma Ibarra @LaPir0

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Bowl Series 2016 Final Stage

Norma at 12:54 pm on Monday, August 22, 2016
Tagged: Update

Photos & Words: Norma Ibarra @Lapir0

Summer flew by and August 21st week marked the end of the 22th Bowl Series at the Whistler Bowl. Every year a King and Queen of the Bowls tittle are awarded and this year the honour goes to Cam Mc Gregor and Carrie Williams! Congratulations!!

To check the full photo album visit here.

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Mel - Whistler

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