After being part of over 28 skateboarding events since 2010 the Kootenay Skateboard Series has helped raise the profile of skateboarding in the West Kootenay’s.
For 2014 our energy will be focused on a couple of skateboarding communities which have not received any attention with their skateboarding scene. Look out for this and more learn to skateboard programs.
Grassroots events will still continue in the communities we have visited so make sure you get out there and support them in 2014. Look out for Nelson’s new skatepark + Trail and Rossland in the coming years.
I would like to personally thank Denis Leblanc of Farm Skateboards for hosting www.kootenayskateboardseries.org. Denis is unsung steward of the Kootenay Skateboard scene who has always been there for young and old as they follow their passion for skateboarding.
Throughout the last 4 years the following individuals, and organizations, have helped keep everyone stoked for skateboarding here in the Kootenay’s. If you have time check out what they are doing.
Skull Skates: PD
S-One Helmets: Chris and Dan
Spectrum Skateparks: Jim Barnum
Concrete Skateboarding: Frank Daniello
Artschool Skateboards: Mark and Jeff
Ultimate Distribution: Craig Williams
Mountain Transport Institute: Andy Roberts
HTR Designs: Justin Evin
Dirty Dog Eyewear: Marina
Emerica Shoes: David Birnie
Filtrate Eyewear: Joey Norsworthy
Ezrock Radio: Kirsten Goldstein
Newline Skateparks: Zev
Mallards Source for Sports: Dale and Stacey
Carver Skateboards: Landon
Sk8shoes4kids.org: Elaine Pottery
Monke Skateboards: Ben Chibber
Central City Shoes: Derrick
Tribute Boardshop: Shane