SEBO WALKER AT STONER SKATE PLAZA

Check out this video of local ripper Sebo Walker skating at Stoner Skate Plaza located in Los Angeles, CA!

To view more photos of this park, click here:

http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/los-angeles-ca-2

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MONEY MIKE AT STONER SKATE PLAZA

Check out this video of Money Mike and his 20-tricks at Stoner Skate Plaza located in Los Angeles, CA!

To view more photos of this park, click here:

http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/los-angeles-ca-2

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2011 WILD IN THE PARKS FINAL STOP

The 14-stop qualifying portion of Volcom Stone’s 2011 North American Wild in the Parks tour rounded out in fine form at the Santa Clarita Skate Park.

Results:

14 & Under:
1st: Jeremiah Neumann
2nd: Rene Serrano
3rd: James Kim
4th: Trevor MacDonald
5th: Matt Caputo
6th: Erich Magiar
7th: Hakeem Ducksworth

15 & Over:
1st: Jared Cleland
2nd: Caedyn Curto
3rd: Sam Bauer
4th: Sean Imes
5th: Austin Holcomb
6th: Kevin White
7th: Ariel Cortes

Open/Pro-Am:
1st: Brendon Villanueva
2nd: Jordan Maxham
3rd: Matt Lemond
4th: Chris Colbourn
5th: Matt Harvey
6th: Anthony Anaya
7th: Tyler Pacheco

Electric’s “Hype of the Day”: Jeremiah Neumann!

To view more photos of this park, click here:

http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/santa-clarita

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GOLDSTAR SKATEBOARDS AT NIKE SKATE PLAZA

Check out this video of Albert Ramirez skating at the NIKE Skate Plaza located in Pacoima, CA!

To view more photos of this park, click here:

http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/los-angeles

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AM SLAM AT CARMEL VALLEY SKATE PARK

The Am Slam contest finished up it’s tour with stop #5 located at the Carmel Valley Skate Park in San Diego, CA.

PRO-AM
1. – Austin Lenahan- $1000
2. – Chris Mendes – $400
3. – Miles Vanello – $300

17 AND OVER
1. Gage Boyle
2. Joel Alduous
3. Julian Stinnett

14 – 16
1. Lance George
2. Micah Christina
3. Joel Aldous

13 AND UNDER
1. Gage Boyle
2. Austin Heilman
3. Alexis Ramirez

To view more photos of this park, click here:

http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/carmel-valley

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ACTIVE AD AT LINCOLN SKATE PARK

Check out this Active behind the scenes video with Figgy and Jon Dickson skating at Lincoln Skate Park located in Los Angeles, CA!

To view more photos of this park, click here:

http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/los-angeles-ca-4

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SERGIE VENTURA & FRIENDS AT ETNIES SKATEPARK

Check out this video of Sergie Ventura and friends skating at the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest!

To view more photos of this park, click here:

http://sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/lake-forest

http://sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/lake-forest-phase-2

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2011 WILD IN THE PARKS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

If you weren’t in Copenhagen last Saturday then check out the clip to get an idea of what went down at the Faelledparken! Volcom Stone celebrated the European Wild In The Parks Championships at that outstanding outdoor skatepark in the City of Copenhagen, Denmark. Some skaters from all over Europe gathered and spent the day with us to compete, but mostly have a good time, enjoy the layback and nice atmosphere of the city, party, meet the locals, and skate the parks and get some tricks down some sick street spots. What is fun about this contest is that it gathers plenty of people who qualified in their local WITP (Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, France, England, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Holland), not only the usual suspects you’ll find in every big summer comp, but also the local heroes and the up-and-coming shredders that you’ll see soon everywhere.

This special mix is the recipe for an explosive contest, an amazing show and some good times. The jam sessions were wild and some ridiculous tricks went down. The weather was cooperating (skateboarding is stronger than the weather as the MC said), the burgers chiefs were on point, the local kids were amped all day and the scooter kids got to see how much fun you can get on a skateboard, and kids their age destroying the park.

Results :

14 and under :
1- Bruno Senra, Portugal (700€ + trip to Texas)
2- Gard Hvaara, Norway (400€)
3- Jacob Stein, Sweden (250€)
4- Ville Wester, Denmark
5- Johan Benda, Denmark

15 and over :
1- Viktor Palomäki, Finland (700€ + trip to Texas)
2- Thanos Panou, Greece (400€)
3- Karim Rhihla, Sweden (250€)
4- Roman Baier, Austria
5- Sergio Sanchez, Spain

Open :
1- Jaakko Ojanen, Finland (1100€ + trip to Texas)
2- Hermann Stene, Norway (700€ + trip to Texas)
3- Victor Pelegrin, France (500€)
4- Axel Cruysberghs, Belgium
5- Fries Tailleu, Belgium

ELECTRIC Hype of the day:
James Hewitt 100€ and Jonas Skrøder (100€)

To view more photos of this park, click here:

http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/denmark

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ROB DYRDEK FOUNDATION PSA

Check out this great video promoting skate parks!

OUR MISSION

Founded in 2003, the Rob Dyrdek Foundation seeks to create healthy communities by promoting and providing the inherent benefits of skateboarding to all facets of society.  The Foundation assists municipalities and non-profits with the design, development, and construction of legal Skate Plazas as well as assists with the creation of community and educational programs that promote and encourage the sport of skateboarding.

OUR VISION

Our hope is to encourage construction of legal street skating areas, be that through large urban skate plazas or single skate spots.

Our goal is to reach:
Local Communities, including governments, park and recreations departments and local urban renewal and community improvement committees.

Major corporations and organizations sharing our support of legal street skateboarding who wish to give back to their communities through funding, land donation or other means of support.

A MESSAGE FROM ROB

A skate plaza is far from an original concept. It’s been talked about in theory for almost ten years. I couldn’t count the number of times I’ve heard that someone was going to recreate Love Park or Embarcadero. Yet it’s never happened. If they had duplicated either of these skateboard landmarks ten years ago, they would still be the best places in the United States to skate. There is a bureaucracy within skateboarding that hasn’t allowed it to occur.

The skate plaza is very personal to me, because I know all skateboarders suffer the same pain that I suffer each day trying to street skate. There is not one place in the entire United States where I could go legally skate real street. Each day there are fewer and fewer places to street skate, period. Skateboarding is being choked by people that simply don’t understand it. Skateboarders are sick of getting tickets and watching every good skate spot get skate-proofed or destroyed. The future of skateboarding relies on having places to do it.

There is a simple solution. Build real street parks. Recreational skateparks, which include street courses, mini-ramps, and bowls, will always be a part of skateboarding, but they will never play a part in keeping skaters off the streets of their communities. Not to mention that most of these recreational parks are built by people who don’t know anything about any type of skateboarding. If 80% of skateboarding is real street, then 80% of the places built for skateboarders should duplicate real street. Like it or not, the standards for modern skateboarding have been developed in urban architecture.

A skate plaza in every community is not only my dream, but also the dream of everyone who skates street, from the most advanced pro to the youngest novice. The skate plaza is essential to the future of skateboarding.

To learn more about the Rob Dyrdek Foundation, click here:

http://robdyrdekfoundation.org/

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MIKE ROGERS AT PIER 62 SKATE PARK

Grind For Life, Inc was founded in 2003, by life-long skateboarder Mike Rogers, after his second battle with sarcoma cancer. Mike’s tumor was located behind his right eye and nasal cavity. He endured a 17 hour surgery a cranial-facial resection with a brain-lift, removal of his eye, cheekbone, and half of the roof of his mouth and some of his teeth. He beat cancer once as a pre-teen, and again 25 years later. Mike beat the odds and is skateboarding competitive again.

To view the Grind For Life website, click here:

http://www.grindforlife.org

To view more photos of the Pier 62 Skate Park, click here

http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/new-york

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