Art Gallery Meeting

Norma at 3:06 pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Tagged: News

Geoff Dermer, Sasha , Mike and Jen (the City Engineer) organized a meeting with downtown skaters in the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza. Here are a couple of pics of the VAG North dialogue with City staff…about long-term how skateboarding could be part of the VAG North Plaza.

Stay tuned for more information about this matter.

Interim Northeast False Creek skate plaza

Norma at 5:42 pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tagged: News

Big News for Skateboarders in Vancouver.

The City of Vancouver has finally revealed details about its plans to remove the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts and build a new 11-acre park in northeast False Creek.

Sadly, this means the Vancouver Skateboard Plaza is slated to be removed in early 2019

But … don’t fear !!!!!

The Vancouver Park Board is planning an interim skateboard plaza, that will act as a stand-in for the Downtown Skate Plaza, until they build us a new Plaza 2.0.

The proposed location for this new interim park is under the Cambie Bridge at Cambie St and W 2nd Ave.

The Parks Board is reaching out to and asking to hear from the skateboarding community and the public as they design this exciting new space!

Open House’s begin on :

Saturday, March 8 – 4pm – 8pm
Cambie Street site (corner of Cambie and W 2nd, at the base of the Cambie

Saturday, April 7 – 1pm – 4pm
Skate the Plaza with Daniel Yabar
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“Come and skate the world famous Vancouver Skate Plaza with skatepark designer Daniel Yabar.”

Click here for more details on upcoming open houses, design workshops, and a series of stakeholder meetings.

Vancouver Skateboarding Strategy

Norma at 12:58 pm on Monday, January 15, 2018
Tagged: News

After ongoing consultation with the VSBC, the Vancouver Park Board commissioners introduced a motion to vote on creating a new “Skateboard Strategy” for the city. On July 24, 2017 that motion was unanimously approved. 

This decision signifies a commitment from our city to create a framework for achieving an effective city-wide network of skateboard amenities.

A Skateboard Strategy will help create new skateboard parks, improve existing ones, and promote skateboarding in Vancouver.

The VSBC would like to thank the Vancouver Park Board, everyone who wrote letters of support, and anyone else who helped make this happen.

We look forward to working with the city to map out this strategy. 

 

 

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 .

 

Another successful ladies night!

Melanie at 10:28 am on Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Tagged: News

Words Melanie Mercier, Photos Norma Ibarra @Lapir0

Chickflip’s Ladies Night continues to grow and bring together new faces, familiar faces, seasoned veterans, young rippers, rusty bones, fresh off the press she-redders and supporters from all over the city.

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Much like skateboarding itself, the format of ladies night is always evolving to keep the level of stoke high and tailor to all abilities. On April’s edition at SBC Restaurant, the first hour consisted of skate lessons where people learned to get comfortable riding their board and familiarized themselves with the ramp.

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After the lessons were the screening of the legendary skateboarding documentary Skategirl by the Canadian filmmaker Susanne Tabata – a documentary that captured moments of history in the evolution of the professional female skateboarding industry. The documentary sure left the whole audience inspired and keen to get back on the ramp to skate some more for the remaining hour.

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It’s amazing to see the smile on everyone’s faces throughout the whole night. From the time one hops on their board, to the time another progress or observes someone else land a trick. Everyone is supportive of one another regardless of their age and ability. A sense of community reigns throughout and it’s really rewarding to see.

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For more information about upcoming events please visit the facebook group and/or instagram page.

Upcoming Events

Norma at 11:35 pm on Monday, March 14, 2016
Tagged: Events,News
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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!

Leeside Update

Michelle at 5:42 pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Tagged: News,Skateparks,Update
As some of you already know, Leeside has been an ongoing project in Vancouver for over ten years.
Frontside James going frontside.

Frontside James going frontside.

For those not aware, Leeside is a DIY project under the Cassier and Hastings connector, this place has so much history and it’s amazing on so many levels: a community built, city supported, 24 hours of light covered concrete painted madness.

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LEESIDE: Built with love Built from love.

Leeside has been through many phases which brings us to this one currently nearing the end.

UPDATE MARCH 14th: 
After a checkup today, “The concrete is still dark grey and somewhat soft.”
Leeside WILL NOT be skateable this Monday !!!

Please be respectful of all the hard work and stay off of the park until further update ( mid week, most likely around Thursday)

To help finish building Leeside, visit this page.

WE HEART LEESIDE!

Photos: Michelle Pezel and Norma Ibarra.
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New Features at Strathcona

Jeff Cole at 10:43 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2016
Tagged: News,Skateparks,Update

After many lengthy conversations with Vancouver Parks Board the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition is very excited to announce the newest official, more about city installed addition to Strathcona Skate park, treat New Curbs!

In addition to that a very generous Donation from Folk Skateboards allowed for the install of a Barrier.

Awesome things happening!

Photos: Michelle Pezel

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