Skateboard artist Mark Carroll

“I was a latch key kid with alcoholic parents,” Carroll said. “I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house in Halifax and there were a lot of poor kids around who didn’t have a lot. When my uncle brought out that skateboard I just grabbed it and went down the hill. Looking back, something just went, ‘this is me’.” Read the rest of the article here.

How Skaters Make Cities Safer

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Philadelphia’s homeless population, who came to congregate at Love. Property values dropped and, for a while, the city bemoaned the park as derelict and dangerous. But once skateboarders started arriving on the scene in the early 90s, things started to change.” According to Howell: “Skateboarders made it seem safe again. As [Philadelphia skate legend] Ricky Oyola put it, ‘If these little kids aren’t scared, why should I be scared; I’m a 30-year-old man coming home from work.’ Once it’s safe for young skaters, it’s safe for young male office workers. Once it’s safe for male office workers, it becomes safer for female office workers, then for older folks, and so on.” Read the rest of the article here.

Meilleur Truc Pire Obstacle

This Saturday, July 15th there will be a cash for tricks skateboard competition on the worst obstacles in Montreal Skate Plaza!

There will be $ 500 in cash and prizes from Skullcandy and LRG.

Registration is mandatory to participate in the event.
Registration starts at 2pm.

If you are a minor, you must provide the authorization of one of your parents or legal guardian. You can download the form, fill it out in advance, and bring the form with you on the day of the event.

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This event is presented by the Montreal Skateboard Association and the production partners MQC in collaboration with the borough of Ville-Marie.

Saturday 15th July – 2pm to 5pm

* In case of rain the event will be postponed to the next day, Sunday the 16th of July, 2017.

Open to all – Free to enter

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