But critics say the skateboarders are damaging public property. Long black smudge marks on the edges of stone slabs are a tell-tale sign of grinding — when skaters slide their boards over straight flat surfaces. Read the rest of the article here.
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.
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
A fun day was spent rolling down the streets of Montreal with the full support of the city. Check out the video recap.
On Sunday, June 18, Montreal will participate in its third “Rollout” which will conclude at the Peace Park!
Meet up with your skateboards at 14h30 in the Parc des Royaux (corner Rue de Rouen and Avenue de Lorimier). Departure is slated for 15:00, in the direction Peace Park, with a short stop at the corner of Berri and Boulevard de Maisonneuve to allow any beginner skateboarders to join the Rollout.
Finally, at Peace Park the Rollout will host a contest (with $500 to win), BBQ, fundraising for the Montreal Skateboard Association, music and door prizes for skaters and longboarders of all ages. Join us!
This day is sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, MQC production partners, Société des arts technologiques [SAT] in collaboration with Ville-Marie borough.
Sunday 18 June – 14h30 to 19h
Open to all – Free participation
Over the 30 years Team Pain has build some of the coolest and most iconic skateboard obstacles and skateparks. One of their latest skateparks includes a Big O replica in Golden, Colorado.
At the moment there are 14 city-owned skate parks. But the report quotes a survey that was taken last year, that shows skateboarding’s popularity is increasing, and so is the demand for new parks. Read the rest of the article here.
While the Big O stadium doesn’t have a single professional sports team that uses it anymore, the Big O skateboarding pipe (originally the entrance to the Olympic park) is famous all over the world. Among skateboarders it’s one of the spots you have to skate before you die. Read the rest of the article here.
A group of volunteers called Project 45 started a project next to the Taz indoor skatepark in 2010 when they thought what was already there could use some work. Management at the Taz was happy to see the volunteers create their own space outside. Read the rest of the article here.
A skatepark is coming to the Olympic Stadium as Montreal gears up to host next year’s Canadian skateboarding championship. Read the rest of the CBC article here.