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? 2–3
Regular or goofy? Regular
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? Medium
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? Subway
What are you going to be doing in 5 years? Skating
Any final words? Nah
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!