Etnies Skatepark Sleepover

As summer winds down, young skateboarders are invited to a final sleepover with their friends. This one, however, won’t be at the neighbor’s house—it’s at the Etnies Skatepark. The annual campout, which begins at 9 p.m. Saturday, includes all the accoutrements of the basic sleepover: skate movies, snacks, candy and games during the likely-to-be-sleepless night. Skaters under 8 years of age need a parent to stay the night with them; all those under 18 need a parent to drop them off to sign a waiver for the night in the park. The doors close for the night at 10 p.m. and won’t reopen until 9 a.m. Sunday.

In past years, about 100 skaters have attended the annual get-together marking the end of the summer season, according to park coordinator Nick Gates. He said the event is a popular one for young skaters before the school year, with its attendant curfew, kicks off. Skate contests, an inflatable boxing ring and laser tag are also on tap for the night’s activities.

The campout is $30. Proceeds go to the park’s “Keep’n It Free” campaign. Sign-ups are available at the skate park on the night of the event only.

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Etnies Expansion Time Lapse Video

Check out this video that was put together by Nick Gates showing the time lapse of the construction for the new expansion area at the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest!

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MALIBU HAMISH illusion at Etnies Expansion

Check out this video of youtube legend Malibu Hamish illusion covering the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest grand opening of the new expansion area!

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REAL Team Visits LA

Real team members Peter Ramondetta, Jake Donnelly, Davis Torgerson, Kyle Walker, Ernie Torres, & Robbie Brockel went through Los Angeles and hit up a few of the best skate parks LA has to offer.

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Girl/Chocolate Demo At NoHo Skate Plaza

This Saturday, September 3rd from 2pm-4pm at the NoHo Skate Plaza located in North Hollywood, CA!

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Lance Mountain Skating Etnies Expansion

Skateboarding legend Lance Mountain stopped by the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest last week to test out the new backyard style bowl.

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Etnies Skatepark Expansion Video

Check out this video of Sean Malto and Ryan Sheckler skating the new street run section of the new expansion area!

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World Industries Team At Tempe Skate Park

Check out this video of Andrew Cannon, Cody Davis, Timmy Knuth, and Mike Franklin from the World Industries team skating at the Tempe Skate Park!

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Nate Principato Kills Stoner Plaza

Check out this video of Nate Principato at Stoner Skate Plaza!

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Etnies Skatepark Expansion Grand Opening

Skateboarding pro Ryan Sheckler wowed fans at Etnies Skatepark this weekend with big backside flips and 360s on the park’s new bump-to-rail. The feature is part of a 19,000-square-foot expansion that increased the park’s size by one-third, making it the largest in the nation, according to city officials. Fans and fellow skaters clapped and cheered as Sheckler and other Etnies Team skaters landed huge tricks and carved the park’s newest features, including the centerpiece, a 16-foot-high by 8-foot-wide cradle. After the skate jam, Sheckler was swarmed by skaters handing him skate decks and T-shirts to sign.

Other Etnies pros celebrating the event were Sean Malto of Kansas City, Jose Rojo and Kyle Leeper of Carlsbad, Devine Calloway of Laguna Beach and Willow – no last name – who is from Cologne, Germany. The event also included an official dedication by Lake Forest Mayor Peter Herzog and Pierre-André Senizergues, founder and CEO of Sole Technology, an apparel and shoe company that owns Etnies. All who attended received free tacos.

About 60,000 skateboarders visit the park annually, said Nick Gates, the city’s skate park coordinator. Entrance is free, covered by city funding and by fees from skate park programs and camps. The original skate park was built for nearly $2 million in 2003. Initially the city had planned a typical 10,000-square-foot park, Gates said. Then Senizergues, a former professional skateboarder from France, stepped into the picture. Senizergues – whose Sole Technology is based in Lake Forest – proposed a joint venture between the city and his company. His goal: provide a world-class skate park where riders could skate for free on professional-level obstacles, bowls and ledges.

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