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.

Upcoming Events

Norma at 11:35 pm on Monday, March 14, 2016
Tagged: Events,News
UPCOMING
As we look ahead to another exciting summer, sales 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!

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.

 

 

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.

Kensington Park Skatepark Open House February 2, 2010

chris at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tagged: Events,News,Skateparks

Kensington Park Skatepark Open House

A skateboarding facility, similar to the ones in place in Strathcona and Quilchena Parks, is planned for Kensington Park, at Knight & 37th Ave. The public is invited to an open house to view preliminary design ideas and to make comments. Please join us.

This new skatepark has been proposed to be for more of a ‘bowl’ style park since the last couple of parks we’ve built (Quilchena and The Plaza) have been more street style. As mentioned above, this park is more of a ‘community’ skatepark, not a ‘destination park’ like Hastings. This park won’t be huge, so we should be realistic in our expectations for the design of this park. That’s not to say it can’t be amazing – so hopefully we’ll see you out at the meeting.

Kensington Community Centre
5175 Dumfries Street
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
In the Seniors’ Lounge

For further information contact:
Curtis Link, Project Manager
604-257-8476  or email curtis.link [at] vancouver.ca

Flip’s Extremely Sorry video premiere this Sunday

chris at 12:29 pm on Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tagged: Events,News

Flip Extremely Sorry Vancouver premiere

It’s a good weekend for video premieres… This Sunday, Sept 20th at the HR MacMillan Space Centre the long anticipated Extremely Sorry video premiere is going down. 2 show times, 7pm and 9pm. $2 entry fee.

Presented by Ultimate Distribution.

Thrasher Video Premiere this Friday night at Leeside

chris at 6:39 pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tagged: Events,News,Update

Thrasher Under The Bridge DIY Video premiere

Whatcha’ doing this Friday night? Nothing? Really? Again? How ’bout you come down to Leeside and check out this new Thrasher video? Cool thing about this video is, it shows you what you can do when you get off your ass and make your own park. Just like Leeside. So, quit bitching, start building. Under the Bridge, a DIY Skateboard video just might be the inspiration you’re looking for to get us through the upcoming wet season.

Video features skating from some of the best known DIY projects like Burnside, Washington Street, Bordertown, Channel Street and FDR. Maybe the next video will have Leeside added to the list?

Presented by Antisocial. Video on at 8:30, so add this to your Friday night list of things to do!

If you need directions…  But you all should know by now – under Hwy 1 @ Hastings in Vancouver.

Don ‘Mad Carver’ Hartley Memorial Info

chris at 10:47 pm on Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Tagged: Events,News

hartley memorial

People have been wanting to know when and where the memorial for Mad Carver would be… We have the answer for you now. Come one, come all – let’s celebrate Don’s life. As the poster mentions, kids are welcome.

Saturday, August 22, 2009
1-3pm (doors at 12:30)
Vogue Theatre, on Granville Street

There will be an after party at the Reef Restaurant (Main Street). Keep in mind seating will be limited at The Reef.

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