Learning To Skateboard In My 30s Has Been A Revelation

“I know I’m not the only woman in my 30s to harbour skateboarding fantasies, and I definitely won’t be after this summer. Skateboarding is having a major moment, with all eyes on the sport – in no small part thanks to the super-cool teen skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics, including Team GB’s own bronze medallist, 13-year-old Sky Brown, whose triumph at the Games feels like it belongs to all of us.

The female skateboarders, in particular, were a joy to watch: they were inspiring, energising, youthful and full of promise. They gave us exactly the kind of #positivevibes we were so desperately in need of this year. Despite all the soaring through the air and balancing on impossible surfaces, skateboarding is still a sport that manages to feel inclusive and accessible for those of all ages. Plus, the dress code is effortless, comfortable and currently on trend (see: everything baggy and tie-dyed).”

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World’s first multi-story skatepark

“The facility features a concrete bowl and separate pool, both of which have unique design features. The first floor features a large skatepark with a 700-square-meter area, and on the top floor, is a Flow Floor with a variety of obstacles designed for all climbing disciplines including speed walls and bouldering.” Click here to read the rest of the article. There are multiple multi-story skateparks around the world by the way.

Surviving The Horror Of Residential Schools By Skateboarding

There are sometimes rumors of stories about your friends that you don’t know if they are true or just rumors. Stories of pain or of happiness or lucky or of secrets in someone’s closet. As a friend it is sometimes difficult to bring up the story in the case that by doing so, you are bringing up memories that your friend would hope to forget. Our friend, Joe Buffalo wants to talk about some government imposed pain that he lived through that he is currently trying to overcome clean and sober. We love you Buffalo!

Women inspired by Olympics learn skateboarding in Cornwall

A group of women inspired by their children and the Olympics are taking skateboarding lessons in Cornwall. About 20 women aged 45 and above have joined the group, and are attending lessons at the Mount Hawke Skate Park near St Agnes.

Katie Mallam, 49, said she had gone over ramps and completed kick turns.

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City vs Skateboard

The majority of large cities around Canada have laws making skateboarding illegal. It’s been like that since the 60’s. The NFB documents this fact for Montreal in the mid 60’s. With skateboarders fighting the laws, media showing off skateboarding, and the Olympics accepting skateboarding, all this has started to change the thinking of the illegallity of skateboarding. Vancouver is moving forward!

Annie Guglia Olympian

The first Olympics with skateboarding has come an gone. Covid-19 affected skateboarding’s entry into the Olympics with some athletes testing positive and thus some other athletes got to get into the games that hadn’t qualified. Injuries also changed which athletes participated. CBC made two episodes on Annie Guglia’s journey to the Tokyo Olympics. Thanks for representing skating Annie.

Lac-Mégantic Skatepark

The ASM is proud to have helped Lac-Mégantic move forward after the great tragedy they lived through. ASM designed and Papillon Skateparks built made for a great collaborative skatepark project. If you are not far away, go by the skatepark, have fun, and then spent a little bit of money in Lac-Mégantic to help their economy.

Jeff Grosso, The Regular Man’s Skateboarding Legend

For decades, Jeff Grosso lived and breathed skateboarding, spreading his passion for the sport in person and in his digital series with Grosso’s YouTube series is “Loveletters to Skateboarding” His friends and family recall his passion, his character and what made him a skateboarding legend.