After the KSS 2010 completion had ended, as was planned organizers of the days events went about setting up a series of lighting around Tenacity for a night skate. It miraculously warmed up a few degrees at dark from a high pressure weather system that we were experiencing earlier in the day, that had been accompanied with a bit of wind chill factor…all good! It was beautiful to see this lovely design of a park with the lights on it. A incredible and totally energetic session commenced with many skaters from all over the Kootenay in attendance. Light Up the Night was a crowd pleaser and we hope we will be able to do more night sessions. A BIG THANKS is in order to Joanne Ellis and all the W.E.G. supervisors and Youth workers/Youth volunteers and community members for all their hard work and good vibes contributed.
It was an amazing and beautiful day for the kick off of the Kootenay Skateboard Series 2010 held at Slocan Cities Tenacity Sk8 Park. The Sk8 competition was part of the the City celebrating it’s community’s assets, sponsored by Slocan and the McCreary Foundation. We could not of had a better day as weather gos and there was a good bit of magic in the air.
A good number of sign ups, boys and girls, young men and women in varying age categories got the event of to a flying start. The idea of the series is that, skaters by participating and showing up at each others municipal events, are then awarded points and are also given opportunity to compete for a 1st 2nd or 3rd place position. Prizes and trophies are to be awarded to the winners at the end of the series in Sept 2010, care of generous sponsorship from a number of local BC skateboard companies.
Ty Smith, the founder of BC skateboarding organization, who has a background in surf competitions and is an avid skateboarder himself, acted as the master of ceremony’s and along with a set of judges conducted the competition gracefully and professionally.
There is transport available to each of this summers events thanks to Andy at MTI (Mountain Transport Institute). Check the 2010 KSS tab for more details and also listen to Mountain FM for updates on the events.
Get Rad!!! Shuggy Milligan
A showcase day for all those who made the effort to attend the Slocan City Skate Event.
u14>1st: Levi Peirson-Slocan, 2nd: Aiden Miles-Nelson, 3rd: Frankie Bergmann-Slocan, 4th: Cosmo-Nelson, 5th: Joe-Slocan
15+>1st: Noah Hill-Nelson, 2nd: Coddi-Kaslo/Whiterock, 3rd:Alex Eaton-Campbell-Slocan
Thanks to our Judges: Jeff H, Jeff S, Nato, Graham and Ryan
Photos and more soon.
Excellent article by Andrew Zwicker, The Rossland Telegraph….. read here
Event 1 of the 2010 Kootenay Skateboard Series
Thanks to the efforts of Joanne and Shuggy, everything is in place for a solid afternoon/evening of skateboarding in Slocan City this Saturday-April 10th.
- Starting at 3pm will be offering beginner skateboard instruction. Through the generous support of PD @ Skull Skates we have several complete decks we are going to be using.
- The music will be flowing and the skateboard should be fantastic. If the vibe is good we will be doing a jam. But never the less grab your bcskateboarding.org series card so you can collect points in your division>under 14, 15+, women’s, old school ruler or even fan.
Please call MTI today to register your interest; Toll Free: 1-877-965-3748 Phone: (250) 365-3748 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org>>>if you are under 19 you will need to have a consent form signed to ride the bus.
Make sure you bring a helmet. We will have 10 S-ONE Helmets in various sizes available to borrow on the day.
FMI EMAIL: BCSKATEBOARDING@LIVE.COM
“The Rossland Skatepark Association (RSA) will be holding an open meeting inviting the public in to develop a dialogue on the direction needed to create a park in town on April 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Miners Hall.”
FMI ON THIS ARTICLE CLICK HERE
“we are working on a new skatepark in revelstoke. the idea is to build a park with a mix of transition and true street features for all ability levels.”
FB: CLICK HERE
LATES NEWS ARTICLE: CLICK HERE