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By: Skate Skool  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Skate

Posted: July 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags: | Comments Off

The coastal sub­urbs of Sum­ner and Red­cliffs have been through hell of the last few months so we thought we could help cheer them up with a good ol’ skate jam.

The event was orig­i­nally planned to be held at Red­cliffs School but due to never end­ing earth­quakes dam­ag­ing the cliff behind the school we were forced to find a new venue with only a few weeks out from the event. For­tu­nately the prin­ci­pal at Sum­ner School was more than happy for us to bring the event to Sum­ner. Youth were so keen for this event they were down there skat­ing around as early as 10am and this crowd grew to around 200 through out the day.

Unfor­tu­nately Sum­ner is yet to receive a skate facil­ity so instead we brought in the Skate Skool mobile skatepark to the excite­ment of the local rippers.

A big thank you to Tim and Steve from Fuse (local youth group) and Matt Steven­son for help­ing out on the day, oh yea and all the awe­some spon­sors who helped make this event hap­pen — Cheap­skates, Sport Can­ter­bury, SPARC, The Christchurch City Coun­cil, Skull­candy and Hellers for the free sizzlers.

The school hol­i­days are here now so get out skat­ing, don’t for­get to check out our last event until next sum­mer — The BIGCHILL will be going down next Fri­day 29th July down at Lin­wood park. Hope to see you there!


10 & Under
1st » Saul Titheridge — Ollie over the gap
2nd » Lin­coln Davis — Indy Grab
3rd » Ben Wyatt — Drop off on the big man­ual pad

13 & Under
1st » Ariki Kingi — Kick­flip 5050
2nd » Liam Cur­rie — 360 flip
3rd » Jan Buchel — Krooked Grind

16 & Under
1st » Jor­dan McStay (aka: Snappy) — 360 flip over the gap
2nd » Jor­dan Kidd — BIGBS180
3rd » Tane Camp­bell — Front lipslide

Best Girl » Jonelle
Open Jam Win­ner » James Kingston — Back noseg­rind up the man­ual pad 180 out

Scroll down for some more pics from Nick CP.

Posted: July 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags:, , |

Get ready for a mid-winter skate jam down at Lin­wood Skate Park on the 29th July from 11am til 2pm. Fin­ish up the school hol­i­days on a good note with all our reg­u­lar fea­tures plus more!

Free BBQ, Gear hire, Trick tips and Mobile skate park, but this time there’ll be fun bouncy stuff, chal­lenge your mates to a Glad­i­a­tor Duel, or get involved in Kiwi tag with some of the local league clubs.

Spread the word. See you down there!

Posted: July 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags:, | Comments Off

Colder months have set in but that hasn’t stopped peo­ple from get­ting out on their boards, nor has it put an end to our events. We’ve got an event hap­pen­ing over in Sum­ner School (Colenso Street) on Sat­ur­day 16th July. ‘Opti­mus Grind’ the mobile skate will be there, a free BBQ to warm up the masses, and the Skate Skool team will be there help­ing out with trick tips. Oh and there’ll also be our famous best trick comp of course.

See you all there!

Posted: June 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags: | Comments Off

Just when you thought our events were fin­ished up — we’re get­ting involved with an annual world­wide event many of you are already aware of: Inter­na­tional Go Skate­board­ing Day. Whether you are just learn­ing, or a sea­soned roller, come on down for a push.

We’re going to be putting on a Free BBQ down at Wash­ing­ton from 4–6pm on Tues­day the 21st June. Best trick comp up the step up, get involved. Prizes up for grabs from the Skate Skool, Cheap­skates, and Skull­candy. See you there!

Posted: June 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags:, |

June’s Grom Of the Month is our comp reg­u­lar (and reg­u­lar board snap­per) Jor­dan McStay. We got him up early last Sat­ur­day for a shoot down at Thom­son Park, made him bail hard on his arse cause it was still wet, and hounded him on Face­book until he got his answers back! Cheers Jor­dan, you’ve got all the per­sis­tence and deter­mi­na­tion any good skater needs — below is an insight to Jor­dan, and a few pics from the ses­sion. Pho­tos by Andy Brown.

Name: Jor­dan McStay
Years skat­ing?
Reg­u­lar or goofy?
Fav local spot/skatepark:
The Bean Hive
Fav trick?
Salmon (360 flip)
Street/Park/Bowl? — Why?
Street, because it’s bet­ter for film­ing
Who hooks you up?
Don’t have any spon­sors
Fav all time skate­boarder?
Shane O’neill
Fav skate vid/ last one you watched?
Favourite’s Real since day one. That’s the last one I watched too
Lis­ten­ing to music while skat­ing? — What tunes?
Wu tang or Big­gie
Tight or loose trucks?
Worst skat­ing injury?
Uh, I’ve had four con­cus­sions — that’s about all
Cur­rent setup?
Nel­son Creek. Inde­pen­dents. Bone Reds. Spit­fires
A good skateboarder’s diet should always include?
What are you going to be doing in 5 years?
Any final words?

Posted: June 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, , | Tags: |

Just when we thought the skate jams had come to an end for the sum­mer the Skate Skool crew where on the roll again.
Only as far as Ash­bur­ton this time to pro­mote the local skatepark going smoke­free. Ash­bur­ton isn’t a big town so we were blown away with the turnout of youth as well as a few oldies hang­ing out around the edges.

26 com­peti­tors threw down their best tricks for the goods. The stair gap and rail saw plenty of atten­tion that day with best trick going to Rolle­ston local Jesse Rogers with a frontside fee­ble on the rail.

Cheers to all those that came from as far as Christchurch. Cer­tainly worth the drive if you have never skated the park, its only down the road* (*very long road). Big ups to Nick CP for hap­pen­ing to be there on the day and tak­ing the sweet shots below.

Thanks also to Smoke­free Mid Can­ter­bury & The Ash­bur­ton Dis­trict Coun­cil for sup­port­ing the event as well as Cheap­skates and Skull­candy for the prizes.


13 & Under
1st — Niall Titheridge » Ollie down the stairs (over rail)
2nd — Michael Kennedy » Ollie down the stairs
3rd — Tyler Pow­ell » Ollie down drop

16 & Under
1st — Jesse Rogers » Fee­ble on hand rail
2nd — Zak McLean » Kick­flip down stairs
3rd — Zak Light­burn » 50/50 ledge to drop

1st — William Hobbs » 50/50 on handrail
2nd — Bran­don Alfeld » BS Board­slide on hand rail
3rd — Jesse McCormick » No com­ply 360 shuvit

Best Trick — Jesse Rogers » FS Fee­ble on the hand rail
Grom of the Day — Saul Titheridge
Best Slam — Ben Tate

Posted: May 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, , | Tags:, , |

Saturday’s Waltham Skate Jam proved a hit in the local com­mu­nity with loads of fresh faces and up to 150 peo­ple out to jam on ‘Opti­mus Grind’ — the Skate Skool mobile skatepark.

Our vol­un­teers who ran the gear hire on the day were flat out with over 60 keen lil’ rip­pers hav­ing a go with the gear pro­vided. Some sweet tricks went down in the best trick comp from the 25 com­peti­tors who put their bod­ies on the line for prizes sup­plied by Cheap­skates and Skull­candy. Gnar trick of the day went to Brighton local Jor­dan Kidd, who hucked a ridicu­lous FS 360 Indy off the kicker launch­ing out over 4–5 metres!

Shout-outs to the Christchurch City Coun­cil, SPARC, and Sport Can­ter­bury for sup­port­ing the event, and also the Opawa Bap­tist Church for cook­ing up the free BBQ.


1st — Jimmy King » Huge ollie of launch ramp
2nd — Saul Titheridge » Ollie trans­fer
3rd — Tahi » Huge ollie of kicker ramp

1st — Liam Cur­rie » Melon grab
2nd — Jai Jenkins-Foreman » Big air
3rd — Jay­den Edmonds » Ollie off kicker

1st — Jor­dan McStay » Var­ial heel flip
2nd — Jor­dan Kidd » Early grab FS 360 indy
3rd — Tane Camp­bell » Switch front foot impossible

1st — Jonelle » Front board
2nd — Mikayla G » Ollie
3rd — Rosie » Inline skates

Scroll down for more pho­tos. All pics by Andy Brown.

Posted: May 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, , | Tags:, | Comments Off

To round off an awe­some inau­gural Sum­mer Series of Skate Skool events, we’re fin­ish­ing off down in Ash­bur­ton on Sat­ur­day the 4th June from 12pm (not really sum­mer any­more we know!). This time it’s also to cel­e­brate the launch of a Smoke­free Ash­bur­ton Skatepark, and also the begin­ning of Matariki, the Maori New Year.

Included will be all of our usual event fea­tures, $500 prize pool, plus Pest 5 will be rat­tling the paint cans with a live graf­fiti demo.

Posted: May 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, , | Tags:, |

Can­non­balls, fin­ger flips and hur­ri­canes were only a few of the tricks wit­nessed at last week­ends Lin­wood Skate Jam. With a crowd of around 200 the vibe was good and the crowd were hun­grier than ever with 400 sausages and our first ever hot­dog eat­ing com­pe­ti­tion. (Video to be uploaded here real soon!)

The weather was mint and some diverse skat­ing went down on the street/ramp skate park that is Lin­wood. A big air comp went down and many launched sky high but none as high as Raph Doidge who took the supreme award of biggest air. James Thompson’s epic run can’t go with­out a men­tion either with his super clean flow­ing style.

Many thanks go out to the Hagley/Ferrymead com­mu­nity board of the Christchurch City Coun­cil for fund­ing the event and Cheap­skates, Skull­candy and Hellers for hook­ing up the goods.


13 & Under
1st — Ariki Kingi » Tre flip
2nd — Jan Buchel » Fakie pop switch blunt
3rd — Vin­cent Bolt » FS bone­less transfer

16 & Under
1st — Jack­son » Var­ial flip indy
2nd — Nick N » Hard­flip the big drop
3rd — James Thomp­son » 50 fakie over the 1/4

1st — James Kingston » Back smith the rail
2nd — Joe­sass » Front lip
3rd — Nick Butcher » Front 50 tail pop into 1/4

1st Equal » Sara and Safron

Big air comp » Raph Doige

Hot­dog eat­ing comp » Dustin

Posted: May 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, , | Tags:, , | Comments Off

Get the crew together and come on down for a good street ses­sion. See you there!

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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