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Skate-a-Palooza Debuts at Etnies Skatepark

Skateboarders rolled and musicians rocked Friday night as Etnies Skatepark held its first Bomb Grom, a combination concert and skate event. “Music and skating have always been a good combination. I think the event was a success,” said recreation coordinator Scott Stewart. “We do free concerts once a month. This is just the first time we’ve given the opportunity to skate.” While local bands played a variety of genres, skaters flew around from all angles of the park, giving the concert a kamikaze-like atmosphere. Kick flips, wheelies and huge arching turns seemed to flow to the rhythm of each band’s sound. Many skateboarders enjoyed the new wing of Etnies skatepark, which features a 3-foot wall for beginner skateboarders as well as rails, ramps and a looming bowl for the more advanced crowd. To view more photos of this park, click here: http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/lake-forest http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/lake-forest-phase-2
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Live Music At Etnies Skatepark Tonight

Visitors to Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest will get the chance to hear live rock music from Southern California bands as well as skate the park's new features later today. Mission Viejo surf rockers Aloha Radio, Dana Point pop punk performers the Mainline, and Los Angeles punk rockers the Scrid Hunters are set to perform. Also scheduled to perform is Dana Point hip-hop artist Italix and Low Down Poets, also hip-hop. During a break in performances, there will be a skate board trick competition. The event wraps up at 10 p.m.
Attendance at the park has boomed since it quietly opened last Tuesday. Experienced skaters from out of town as well as from Lake Forest have come by, eager to try the recently revealed obstacles. This Wednesday, Southern California native pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler stopped by the park's skate camp. The concert is being presented by RESiN MAG, an online magazine that features "underground talent," such as artists and athletes. Entry to the Friday night concert is $5. The skate park is at 20028 Lake Forest Dr. For more information, call 949-916-5870. To view more photos of this park, click here:
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Ryan Sheckler At Etnies Skatepark

Professional Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler stopped by the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest summer camp yesterday to skate with the kids and sign autographs! To view more photos of this park, click here: http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/lake-forest http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/lake-forest-phase-2
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Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest Expansion Article

Check out this great article that was in the Lake Forest Patch regarding the completion and opening of the new expansion area at the Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest!

Etnies Expansion Swells Park Attendance

By Sarah de Crescenzo The Lake Forest skate park expansion finished three weeks ahead of schedule.  Since it opened, quietly and ahead of schedule last Tuesday afternoon, more than 1,000 visitors have stopped by the expanded Lake Forest Etnies Skatepark. From local skaters who have not been by the park for months, to out-of-towners eager to try the new obstacles, attendance has roughly doubled in the week the park has been open, said park coordinator Nick Gates. "Everyone's back," he said. "It's totally revitalized the park." The new features, completed three weeks ahead of schedule, are bringing new life to the now-massive public park, Gates said. Among the improvements are a street run, mini-bowl for the youngest skaters, cradle and backyard-style pool, complete with shallow-end stairs. With the new additions, the park is now 60,000 square feet, making it the largest public skate park in California and possibly the largest in the world, according to city officials. An official grand-opening ceremony for the nearly 19,000-square-foot expansion is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the skate park, at 20028 Lake Forest Dr. Attendees will get the chance to watch a demo by the Etnies skate team, as well as skate the new features alongside team members. In the meantime, the skate park—including its newest features—is open daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call the park at 949-916-5870. To view more photos of the park, click here:
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More Etnies Expansion Video Footage

Here's another video of the private session that featured skaters such as Pedro Barros, Chad Bartie, Ben Hatchell, Kevin Kowalski, Ben Raybourn, Aaron Astorga, Josh Mattson, Steve Reeves, and more! To view more photos of this park, click here: http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/lake-forest
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Etnies Skate Park Expansion Session

Check out this video of a private session of the new expansion area at the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest! Featured riders are Pedro Barros, Chad Bartie, Ben Hatchell, Kevin Kowalski and more! To view more photos of this park, click here: http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/lake-forest
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Etnies Skate Park Expansion News Story

Check out this news clip of the brand new expansion of the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest! This now makes the skate park over 60,000 SF and one of the largest in the country! To view more photos of this park, click here: http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/lake-forest
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Orion Trucks Team At NoHo Skate Plaza

Check out this video of Ryan Decenzo, Clint Peterson, and Marek Zapranzy shredding at the NoHo 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-3
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Keelan Dadd At Santa Clarita Skate Park

Check out this video of Kellan Dadd skating for Remind Soles at the Santa Clarita Skate Park! To view more photos of this park, click here: http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/santa-clarita
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FinnFest Coming To Robb Field Skate Park

Finland is home to 1.8 million saunas, ice hockey, reindeer and two of the world's best pro skateboarders: Arto Saari and Marious Syvanen. Skate fans will be happy to know that they do not have to head off to Finland for a chance to see the two skaters, as both will be taking part in this year's FinnFest in San Diego, California, August 10 through the 14, 2011. Here are the details.

Saari and Syvanen will be on hand in the festival's Youth Room on August 13, 2011, from 11:15 a.m. until noon to sign autographs, talk shop, show clips of their skating and chat it up with skate fans. Afterwards there will be a skateboarding demo session and an opportunity for the fans to skate alongside the stars at the nearby Ocean Beach Skate Park. The Ocean Beach Skate Park, also known as the Robb Field Skate Park, is located on 2525 Bacon Street in San Diego. The 40,000 square foot park is open daily, year round, from 10 a.m. until dusk. It features a combination bowl and street course layout with interesting obstacles like an octagon volcano. Admission to the skate park is gratis. Shuttle service from the FinnFest to the skate park is slated to be available for those who wish to travel freely between the two areas. However, those that want to skip the FinnFest and head straight to the skate park may want to consider taking advantage of the 35 and 923 San Diego Metropolitan System trolley routes' $5 per person day passes. Details on the trolley service including information on where to buy the day passes is available online. To view more photos of this park, click here: http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/ocean-beach
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