Hero Images Looking for Skateboarders

The producer for Hero Images is looking to shoot photos of skateboarding. From Hero:

“We would like to photograph teenagers (12 years old – 19 years old) who have a variety of skill sets in either or both skateboarding and BMX, from beginners to experts. The shoot will be on either August 13th or 14th for 4 – 6 hours (likely between 10am – 6pm).
We would pay a fee as well as provide people with the final images, which they can use to promote themselves or just keep as a great souvenir.
To get an idea of the types of images we take, please have a look at our showreel on our website (http://heroimages.com/) or check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HeroImages”

If anyone is interested, they can email a recent picture to kath...@heroimages.com (camera phone pictures are perfect).

A&M Custom Woodworking

You may remember the video we posted to help drum up support for Adrian and Martinus Pool. They’re some woodworking brothers who make very cool objects out of old skateboards. We interviewed Adrian to find out a little more about these creative Calgary skateboarders.

A & M Woodworkign
​How long have you been woodworking for? Did you always use skateboards?
How did that come about?

We grew up on an acreage outside of Red Deer and were always hammering nails into some pretty sketchy additions to the tree fort that we had. Our dad has always been a hobby wood worker, which likely came from his dad. We actually use some of our granddad’s tools still. We started skating about 12 years ago but living in the country limited our daily skating. Since we really only had the neighbours asphalt driveway to
skate on, we got pretty good at building our own ramps and boxes and things– the two have always gone hand in hand for us.
We started using old boards about 3 years ago. Adrian had ridden 8 of the same Source boards in a row, and figured that he should be able to glue them together to make something; that was the first cutting board.
We also do a lot of work with reclaimed wood, building furniture and feature walls out of it.

Where do you get the boards for your creations? How many decks do you use for an average piece?

We get our boards from all the local shops, friends and ourselves; it’s pretty easy because they are boards that have been broken or used to the point of being replaced.
It’s tough to say how many boards go into the average project; it really varies. A lot of practical items take just one board, our baseball bats take 14 board sections each, and our mosaic work can have pieces from over
50 boards. The solid top coffee table took sections from 130 boards.

How did the video collaboration with James Barry start? Congratulations on
the win with Storyhive. What does that mean for you guys?

Thanks, yes it’s pretty exciting. We’ve known James and the Ramble guys for a little while now. We basically met through skating, but the video project came about after we made some desks for their offices. They needed a subject for a video contest. We made the pitch video and promoted the hell out of it, and won. It’s basically an opportunity for us to get our work out to a larger audience.table

What’s your favourite piece that you’ve created?

Probably our solid top skateboard coffee table. It took us 10 months to make as we had to accumulate the 130 boards that are in it. By making the solid table we learned that the limitations of working with skateboards
were not as great as we thought, and that we could make almost anything with enough time and material.2014-01-21 at 12-32-08

Where can someone look at or buy your work?

You can see some of our projects on our website: Adrianmartinus.com
We also have some items at The Source 11th Ave, Sully’s in Cross Iron Mills, and soon to be in the Uncommons in Inglewood. We’ve also sold our items at Market Collective in Calgary; the next one is September 5-7 in the East Village. The best way to keep up with our work is via Instagram, @adrianmartinus. If people want to get in touch about a project idea that they want us to do, they can email us at i...@adrianmartinus.com

Bowlapalooza Art Show August 15th

Bowlapalooza Art Show August 15th

Bowlapalooza poster

Westside Skateboarding Instructor Job

Westside Rec Centre is hiring skateboarding instructors for their summer programs at their skatepark. Click here for details or view below:

Position: Skateboard Day Camp Leaders – Summer 2014

Who is Westside:

Westside Recreation Centre is a world-class facility based on a lifestyle and wellness concept. Since 2000, we have been providing families with a fun, healthy and affordable environment with world class activities, including a hockey and skating facility, fitness centre, gymnasium and an aquatic park.

Benefits of Being at Westside:
-Competitive wages and benefits
-Use of recreation facilities
-Close proximity to bus routes
-Scholarship Opportunities

Position Description
-To supervise, lead and instruct children in skateboarding and sports in a daycamp setting
-To provide a safe, fun and quality program
-Leadership, program planning and evaluation of programs
-Supervision of Leaders in Training and volunteers
-Actively and enthusiastically participate in all aspects of the program including swimming, skating, gym sports/games and arts & crafts.
-Set-up, take-down and general maintenance of equipment and facility

Employment Terms:
-Camp dates are Immediately – August 15, 2014
Hours of work are dependent on day camp scheduling and vary from 8:30 am – 12:15 pm or 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Qualifications / Skills Required:
-Current Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
-All applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age for children’s programs
-Minimum of two (2) years skateboarding experience
-Ability to deal with customer questions and concerns, enthusiastic and organized
-Previous day camp/skateboarding planning experience
-Experience leading a group in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: skateboarding, sports, general summer day camp and recreational activities

Closing Date: Immediate opening, Open until a suitable candidate has been found

Salary: Westside provides competitive salaries

Apply by: Drop resume / visit Westside Recreation Centre (2000-69 Street SW)
Or email to w...@westsiderec.com


Calgary Skatepark Design Concepts

The City has posted the design concepts for the three parks planned for 2014: CKE, Southwood, and Huntington Hills. Check them out below:

CKE 3D Concept

CKE 3D Concept

Huntington Hills 3D Concept

Huntington Hills 3D Concept

Southwood 3D Concept

Southwood 3D Concept

Go Skateboarding Day Photos

Thanks to everyone who came out to Millennium Park on Go Skateboarding Day (June 21st, 2014). All photos by John Rajic.

Go Skateboarding Day 2014 – Saturday, June 21st

Please join us on as we celebrate Go Skateboarding Day on Saturday, June 21st at Millennium Park at 1PM for contests, prizes, and a great day of skateboarding. We’ll have the design concepts of the three new skateparks on display.
Westside Rec Centre also hosting a Go Skateboarding Day bash. Theirs starts at 5:30PM.

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Skatepark Designs Unveiled June 16-17

The City of Calgary and van der Zalm & Associates will unveil the designs for the three new skateparks going ahead in 2014.

Here are the dates/locations for the open houses:

Chinook Park, Kelvin Grove & Eagle Ridge (CKE)
Date: June 16, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: CKE Community Hall (1015 – 73 Avenue SW)

Date: June 17, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Southwood Community Hall (11 Sackville Drive SW)

Huntington Hills
Date: June 17, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Thornhill Aquatic and Recreation Centre Lobby

Go Skateboarding Day 2014

In 2013, our Go Skateboarding Day celebration was cancelled due to the flood. It’s looking like everything is a go this year so come to Millennium Park on Saturday, June 21st and skate with us!
We’ll be doing contests, giving away prizes, and just have a fun time skateboarding. The designs for the three new skateparks will be on hand for viewing. It goes from 1pm-4pm and is free!

GSD 2014 2-1

City of Calgary Mobile Skateparks

The City has released the schedule/locations for the 2014 mobile skateparks:

June 3 – 29 Chinook Park Community Association (Outdoor Rink)
1015 73 AVE SW

June 9 – 15 Beddington Heights Community Association (Outdoor rink)
375 Bermuda Drive NW

June 16 – 22 Deer Run Community Centre
2223 146 Avenue SE

June 23 – 29 New Brighton Residents Association/New Brighton Community Association (Outdoor Rink)
2 New Brighton Drive SE

June 27 – July 13 Discovery Ridge Community Association
160 Discovery Ridge Blvd SW

June 28 – July 16 Prairie Winds Park
223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E.

June 30 – July 30 Cardel Place (East parking lot)
11950 Country Village Link N.E.

July 2 – 28 South Fish Creek Recreation Association (Parking Lot (North West Side))
333 Shawville Blvd. SE

July 15 – 29 Genesis Centre of Community Wellness
7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE

July 18 – 31 Marlborough Park Community Association (Parking Lot)
6021 Madigan Dr. N.E.

July 30 – Aug. 24 Southland Leisure Centre (Parking Lot)
2000 Southland Dr. S.W.

July 31 – August 13 Valley Ridge Community Association (Outdoor Rink)
170 Valley Meadow Cl. N.W.

August 1 – 27 Edgemont Community (Outdoor Rink)
John Laurie Blvd. & Edgemont Dr. N.W.

August 2 – 25 Village Square Leisure Centre (Inside Arena)
2623 56 St. N.E.

August 15 – 26 Queensland Community Association (Outdoor rink)
649 Queensland Dr. S.E.

September 2 – 7 Elbow Park Residents Association
800 34 Avenue SW

September 8 – 12 Cedarbrae Community League Association
11024 Oakfield Drive SW

September 15 – 19 Skyview Ranch Community Association
122 Skyview Ranch Crescent NE

September 22 – 26 Sandstone MacEwan Community (Outdoor Rink)
355 Sandarac Drive

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