Thanks to EZRock for the PSA!!
May 19th is coming quick for our first event of the 2013 Kootenay Skateboard Series. Kalso May Days is in it’s 120th year and we are thrilled to be apart of this historical weekend!
Levi Peirson @ Kaslo 2012
Check out how Kalso made their skatepark
We are very thankful to have the support of http://kootenays.myezrock.com/ to help spread the word across the Kootenay’s about skateboarding.
One more event to be secured. Now have your say on this on our Facebook page;
We have also created an event page for the Kaslo Skate Jam. Be sure to add yourself here;
Regards > Ty Smith KSS Organizer
This year our focus in on learn to skateboard. The morning of each event will be dedicated to the beginner skateboards young and old. Around midday we will be having a BBQ and later in the day we will showcase the talents of the intermediate and advanced riders. Prizes we be available courtsey of the following supporters;
Skull Skates, Spectrum Skatepark Creations, S-One Helmets, Concrete Skateboarding Magazine, Toy Machine Skateboards, Jessup Grip Tape, Rush Bearings, Bones STF, sk8shoes4kids, Emerica Shoes, Black Russian Skate and Apparel, New Line Skateparks Inc, Filtrate Eyewear, Carver Skateboards, Skateparktour , Artschool Skateboards and EZ Rock Radio.
Event 1 Kaslo May Days: May 19th @Kaslo Skatepark
Event 2 Castlegar Sunfest: June 2nd @Castlegar Rotary Skatepark
Event 3 Nelson: June TBA @Nelson and District Youth Centre
Event 4 Slocan City: July 27TH @Slocan City Skatepark
Event 5 Voting: facebook.com/questions/10151326051582727/
The final event of the 2013 Winter – KSS was in Castlegar yesterday. KYIS has been working diligently to provide a safe space for all ages to come and experience skateboarding for free. Through the efforts of volunteers, and the support of Kinnaird Park Community Church, their skatepark has nearly 160 registered skaters of all ages.
With a huge winter storm front hitting the Kootz the night before it was hard to judge who was going to come out. The skaters who did arrive for the morning session were the youngsters full of vigor and ready to roll free. Unfortunately the afternoon saw a smaller group but that did not take away from some good tricks going down as well as some new artwork.
The Kootenay’s have some up and coming youngsters ready challenge the skateparks this summer. Here is a selection of photos from the morning.
After a busy skate on the street section and half pipe we gave away some prizes thanks to our generous supporters; Central City Shoes, Filtrate Eyewear, Concrete Magazine. Thanks to Mark Jennings for cooking the food which was donated by sk8shoes4kids.org.
Here is a photo montage from the entire day.
The 2012/13 KSS Winter Series has visited Salmo, Nelson and Trail thus far encouraging children and youth to actively participate in skateboarding. The culture of skateboarding is growing and the KSS has helped showcase the talent in the Kootenay’s.
This is the final event of the
Kootenay Skateboard Series (Winter) is at the
Kinnaird Youth Indoor Skatepark in
Castlegar on Saturday, Feb 23rd.
10am to 12pm Beginner skateboarding + learn to skate
12pm to 1pm BBQ
1 pm to 4 pm Intermediate and Advanced Skateboarders
Riders have the option to skate the street section or the half pipe. We might do best trick on an obstacle, highest ollie etc. We will have prizes from our series sponsors.
*Waiver need to be signed by parents of participants under 18
*some boards and helmets are available
*90′s grooves spinning from DR
KYIS Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/488414241194428/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/261510373882506/
What a fantastic afternoon of skateboarding in Trail, BC. Big thanks to Liz (+volunteers) of Columbia Youth Community Development Centre, Scott Daniels and Ashley Escott of skatetrail.com for making this event happen.
With the doors open youth and families began to stream into the building. The skaters were greeted with a free skate section loaded with obstacles provided by Kinnaird Youth Indoor Skatepark and an amazing amount of smooth floors for flatland tricks.
The was a solid turn out for the beginners, intermediate and advanced skilled skateboarders. The beginners enjoyed rolling, kick turning and practicing their ollies and shuvits. With one side of the space dedicated for the youngsters many other children wanted to try out skateboarding.
As we had helmets and boards on hand I was able to teach some of the foundations skills of skateboarding including stance, stopping, pushing and turning. I am so excited to see the children and parents faces when the beginner rolls for the first time.
The intermediate skaters tested their skills. Smiles all round in the end as it was a great time to come together and share their love of skateboarding.
The advanced skaters really were pumped to skate in this indoor location as the floor was perfect for flat land tricks. Skaters from Trail and Castlegar battled it out and in the end it was Dave Morrison who came out trumps.
The crowd were introduced to the new skatetrail.com t-shirt logo with the successful designer being presented with a new iPod donated by AM Ford. Scott rejoiced with news that many local businesses were coming on board financially along with the $275,000 commitment from the City of Trail!
***Super to see the Rossland Skatepark Association crew coming out with their ramps and t’s.*************
So 2013 is shaping up quite well for the Trail SK8 Park. BC Skateboarding Organization is happy to be apart of this scene. Check them out;