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By: Skate Skool  06-Dec-2011

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

There’s going to be our usual sweet things going on like a free BBQ, mobile skatepark, free gear hire, some break danc­ing demos, and trick tips from the Skate Skool team.

Come down and get amongst it from 12-3pm.

Posted: November 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags: |

You know it Darfield, we’re com­ing inland to get amongst your skatepark! $700 worth of prizes up for grabs in our best trick comp, and we’ll also be putting up free gear hire and trick tips for those just start­ing out.

Christchurch folk, get ready for yet another road­trip, get out of Wash and skate some new ter­rain. See you there!

Posted: November 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags: |

Next it was off to one of the old­est and most run down skateparks in Christchurch, Bish­op­dale skatepark. To amp things up a bit we brought in the Skate Skool mobile skatepark just to keep things inter­est­ing. With free gear hire avail­able the place was swarm­ing with begin­ners which kept the good guys on their toes for most the day.

The best trick comp put on a good show and Andy Brown popped down to grab a few pics.

Skate Skool will be run­ning a Learn to Skate­board pro­gramme at Bish­op­dale park start­ing Tues­day 8th Novem­ber, for more info or to reg­is­ter fol­low this link. This event was proudly sup­ported by the Fendalton/Waimairi com­mu­nity board of the Christchurch City Coun­cil. Thanks also to Cheap­skates and Skull­candy for hook­ing up the prizes!

1st — Saul Titheridge
2nd — Pheonix
3rd — Char­lie Baker

1st — Leon Hous­ton
2nd — Bradley Fast
3rd — Karhou

14 &OVER
1st — Joe Sass
2nd — Matt John­son
3rd — Jor­dan Kidd

1st — Han­nah Kennedy
2nd — Ava

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags: |

So we rolled on out to Sum­ner for another skate jam a few weeks back. It was a scorcher of a day and every­one was stoked to see us back again.

A crowd of around 80 peo­ple rolled around in the sun and gob­bled down a moun­tain of free sausages put up by our friends at Hellers. Thanks to Sum­ner school for the use of the court and of course all the spon­sors that made the event pos­si­ble — Cheap­skates, The Christchurch City Coun­cil, Sport Can­ter­bury, SPARC and Skull­candy for some extra prizes. A spe­cial shout out also to Tim from FUSE for lend­ing us the sound sys­tem and crank­ing tunes all day.

Here’s a few pho­tos and the results from the comp. Check it!


1st — William Lochhead
2nd — Tahi Ricks
3rd — Ben Wyatt

1st — Leon Hous­ton
2nd — Ariki Kingi
3rd — Karhou

14 &OVER
1st — Jor­dan Kidd
2nd — Matt John­ston
3rd — Harry Smith

1st — Han­nah Kennedy
2nd — Mia Dower
3rd — Lucy Brailsford

Posted: October 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags: |

It wasn’t the nicest day in Ash­bur­ton for a skate jam, but none-the-less a crowd of over 70 gath­ered to skate up a storm. The wind was cold and the sky was grey, but all up smiles were on dials.

Many took advan­tage of the free gear hire and had a go at skat­ing with help from the Skate Skool instruc­tors — a few scooter kids even put their scoot­ers aside to get in on the action.

Thanks to Jan from Sport Mid-Canterbury for help­ing pro­mote the event and the Ash­bur­ton Dis­trict Coun­cil, SPARC, Cheap­skates and Skull­candy for mak­ing it possible.

10 & Under
1st — William Lochhead » BS 180 over hip
2nd — Jeremy Eaton » Nose grab

13 & Under
1st — Hamish Eden » Var­ial Heel
2nd — Leon Hous­ton » 50/50 to drop
3rd — Tyler Pow­ell » Board­slide the rail

14 & Over
1st — Josh Bam­ford » Krooks on the hand rail
2nd — Josh Stew­art » FS 180 over the hand rail
3rd — Sean Burgess » Front board on the hand rail

1st — Sha­nia John­ston
2nd — Geor­gia Medder

Check out more pho­tos below…

Posted: October 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags: |

The first ever Papanui Skate Jam took place on Wednes­day to the delight of over 100 school kids look­ing for some­thing to do in the hol­i­days. As per usual there were loads of keen begin­ners flail­ing around on skate­boards and inline skates which were free to hire at the event. Plenty of kids enjoyed the oppor­tu­nity to learn some basic tricks with the Skate Skool team and over­all it was a great day in the sun.

Thanks to Helen from the Christchurch City Coun­cil for all the sup­port, Cheap­skates and Skull­candy for the prizes, Hellers for the free sausages and of course Noel Leem­ing for let­ting us use their carpark.

If you missed out on this one then our next event in Christchurch will be hap­pen­ing on the last Sat­ur­day of the school hol­i­days at Sum­ner School, Be there!

Best Trick Comp Results.

10 & Under
1st — William Lochhead » Nose Grab
2nd — Dion Schwekil » Ollie off big wedge ramp
3rd — Tahi Ricks » Man­ual on manny pad

13 & Under
1st — Vin­cent Bolt » Nose grab over trailer
2nd — Liam Cur­rie » BS Bigspin
3rd — Bradley Fast » 50 grind

14 & Over
1st — Jor­dan McStay » 360 flip over manny pad
2nd — Brad Chris­tensen » BS Bigspin over manny pad
3rd — Jor­dan Kidd » Early-grab FS 360 Indy

1st — Geor­gia
2nd — Jessica

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13 & Under

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

From one side of town over to the other, we’re bring­ing our 4th event this sum­mer out to Sum­ner School. Come out to check out (or get involved) with the best trick comp, get some trick tips from the Skate Skool team, or hang back and enjoy the free BBQ.

From 12–3pm on the 22nd Oct. See you there.

Posted: October 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, |

The kids were killing it on Sat­ur­day at the 2011 Cheap­skates Can­ter­bury Skate­board­ing Region­als. 46 Com­peti­tors bat­tled it out for auto­matic qual­i­fi­ca­tion into the Nation­als later in the month as well as over $3000 worth of prod­uct up for grabs.

Skaters hailed from as far as Dunedin and even the West Coast to com­pete in this year’s event. Some amaz­ing skate­board­ing took place and over 300 peo­ple came to enjoy the action.

With 22 com­peti­tors in the 13 & Unders, it was great to see that skate­board­ing has a bright future down here in the South. None could com­pare to the bag of tricks Cade Wilson-Russ brought over from the coast who ended up tak­ing home top spot in this divi­sion. Dan Kelcher set the record for most tricks nailed in one minute as he blazed around the street course tak­ing 2nd, and Daniel Bridge­man from Dunno’s killed it with clean­ness tak­ing 3rd.

The 16 & Unders put on a good show but it was PJ Wybrow from Dunedin who took 1st place with clean, con­sis­tent tricks all day long. A spe­cial shout out to Nick Butcher who qual­i­fied for the finals but wrecked him­self on the rail — good luck with your surgery mate.

After this the Open Mens threw down some gnarly ham­mers throw­ing the judges into a heated debate. Fortunately for those entered James Kingston was out with a injury so last years 16 & under champ Jack ‘The Dar­gana­tor’ Dar­gan deservedly took first place, fol­lowed by local Will Hobbs and ‘out of no where’ — Shaun Burgess the only skater from Ash­bur­ton took 3rd.

The Best trick com­pe­ti­tion threw the crowd into a frenzy with stunt after stunt on the rail, hubba and drop. 17 year old Temuka rip­per, Billy McLach­lan stepped up with a Bigspin flip fol­lowed by a Back­side 180 Nose grind to seal the deal. Other amaz­ing tricks worth a men­tion were Dargy’s nol­lie nose grind down the hubba and Sean’s kicky front­board on the rail.

All up another epic regional skate comp. Cheers to those who trav­elled from out of town and big ups to the spon­sors who made this event pos­si­ble — Cheap­skates, Vans, Thun­der, Baker, Bones, Vol­com and Skullcandy.

Well done to the Cheap­ies team skaters who placed — Jack Dar­gan, Dan Kelcher, Daniel Bridg­man and also Han­nah Kennedy who took first in the girls.

Andy Brown spent the entire day behind the lens, be sure to check out the pho­tos below…


13 & Under
1st » Cade Wilson-Russ (Grey­mouth)
2nd » Dan Kelcher
3rd » Daniel Bridge­man (Dunedin)

16 & Under
1st » PJ Wybrow (Dunedin)
2nd » Tom Gal­li­gan
3rd » Isaak Calvert (Greymouth)

1st » Jack Dar­gan
2nd » Will Hobbs
3rd » Sean Burgess (Ashburton)

1st » Han­nah Kennedy
2nd » Mikayla Gilmore

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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