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Skateboarding Saves Lives!

If you think there are cougars in the area make sure to bring your skateboard, it can save your life!

Skateboard Vs Cougar make international news.

CNN Article: Skateboarder repels cougar attack

Calgary Herald Article: Man fought off cougar with skateboard in Banff

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All Facebook Skate Art Auctions Close this Monday March 11th at Midnight

All Facebook Skate Art auctions close this Monday March 11th at Midnight! All proceeds go to a great cause, so show some support; get a bid in and share it on Facebook!

The auctions can be seen on http://www.facebook.com/calgaryskateboarding

 

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We wanted to keep the auction process as simple as possible, while ensuring as many people got a chance to view and bid on these items. So we are hosting the auction on our Facebook page, to bid go to www.facebook.com/calgaryskateboarding. There you will find detailed pictures of each board and artist bios.

The rules of the auction are simple all boards start with a bidding price of $40 & bid prices need to be made in a minimum of $5 increments. This means the first bidder can bid $40, then the 2nd bidder would bid $45 or higher & the next bidder needs to be $5 higher than the last bid. Bids will be made in the comment fields so please check the most recent bid before bidding and make sure you outbid it by $5 as a bid not $5 higher than the last bid will be disregarded. All auctions close Monday March 11th at Midnight. As comments are time stamped only bids made before the end of the auction will be accepted.

Please help support Calgary skateboarding by bidding on these items and/or sharing these items on your Facebook page for more potential bidders can view them.

All winners will receive as an added bonus a free CASE T-shirt. Winners will be contacted by CASE and can pay for their item via PayPal or with cash. Thanks for participating and happy bidding.

If you would like to view the boards in person Mission Skate & Snow has generously donated wall space in their downtown location at (616 17 Ave SW). Boards will be on display for the length of the auction so please go there to check them out as well as all the other great items Mission has to offer.

CASE Skateboard Art Auction Fundraiser

boards and text

We wanted to keep the auction process as simple as possible, while ensuring as many people got a chance to view and bid on these items.  So we are hosting the auction on our Facebook page, to bid go to www.facebook.com/calgaryskateboarding. There you will find detailed pictures of each board and artist bios. 

The rules of the auction are simple all boards start with a bidding price of $40 & bid prices need to be made in a minimum of $5 increments. This means the first bidder can bid $40, then the 2nd bidder would bid $45 or higher & the next bidder needs to be $5 higher than the last bid. Bids will be made in the comment fields so please check the most recent bid before bidding and make sure you outbid it by $5 as a bid not $5 higher than the last bid will be disregarded. All auctions close Monday March 11th at Midnight. As comments are time stamped only bids made before the end of the auction will be accepted. 

Please help support Calgary skateboarding by bidding on these items and/or sharing these items on your Facebook page for more potential bidders can view them.

All winners will receive as an added bonus a free CASE T-shirt. Winners will be contacted by CASE and can pay for their item via PayPal or with cash. Thanks for participating and happy bidding.

If you would like to view the boards in person Mission Skate & Snow has generously donated wall space in their downtown location at (616 17 Ave SW). Boards will be on display for the length of the auction so please go there to check them out as well as all the other great items Mission has to offer.

Tommy Carroll Has Been Skating Since He Was Ten, but Has Been Blind Since the Age of Two

This posting is a little out of our normal mandate of Calgary content but it definitely on topic for the importance of skateboard parks. This video has been making its rounds on the web so you might have already seen it but if not it’s a good one. Tommy Carroll has been skating since he was ten, but has been blind since the age of two. He hits up his local park and makes his riding time count. Get inspired and shovel the snow off your favourite spot/park, find a parking garage, beg or buy your way into a garage mini sesh just get some skateboarding in any way you can. No excuses just skate!

 

Want more? Here is an interview and some more skateboarding by Tommy:

Robert Aguirre & Urban Ambush Interview

You have likely seen a lot more guys riding and wearing Urban Ambush gear lately. UA (Urbun Ambush) is really supporting Calgary skateboard and art talent. As CASE is about all things Calgary and skateboarding we took a moment to sit down and ask Robert Aguirre a few questions about Urban Ambush. Also check out this quick clip of their newest rider Chad Baker doing a nollie fullcab inward 540 heelflip. Yikes, it is pretty crazy and they are calling it the bazooka flip.

1. Please give me a little history on Urban Ambush as well as your involvement?

Karim worked on Graphics for Barry Walsh when he was on True North and then after True North went of business. Karim and Barry Walsh started Urban Ambush because they wanted to continue working together and making their own stuff. Barry Walsh recently left Urban Ambush to ride for Creation.  In Jan 2012, I started as a team rider and shortly after that I became partners with Karim. In 2012, I started hooking up for Calgary riders and artists. I still am a team rider but I am also the Team Manager and co-owner.

2. UA has a lot of Calgary riders what is the connection to Calgary?

Karim lived in Calgary before he moved to Montreal. He started Urban Ambush in Montreal but always had a connection to Calgary. Once I became involved that connection has grown stronger with the addition of more Calgary riders and artists.

3. Are there any local shops skaters can get the boards or gear at?

Mission in Calgary and Borderline in Lethbridge are currently carrying our products and the Source is planning on carrying them in 2013. Head down to their shops and show them some support as they are supporting us.  We are constantly expanding the places that carry Urban Ambush so if you are not able to find it at your local shop ask them to carry it or connect with me and I will let you know where to find our stuff.

4. You guys are filming a lot is there a video coming out or a place people can check the footage?

We are constantly updating the Urban Ambush website http://urbanambush.com/ with video content and also on the watch for a full UA video in 2013.

5. Does UA have any events planned coming up?

Summer is coming to an end but be on the watch for Urban Ambush at any of the upcoming local skate events. Also look for the video and some bigger events in 2013.

6. What do you see for the future of UA?

The Urban Ambush crew of local and Montreal based skaters and artists are constantly strengthening. We are supporting them as riders and artists and as they grow so does Urban Ambush. We are working on a new series of eight board graphics with Calgary artists and looking to expand our clothing line.

7. Any message you want to get out?

I just want to thank everyone who has supported us and everyone that is involved with Urban Ambush. Look for our stuff at Mission and Borderline.  Big thanks to our local team riders Steve Zeeb, Eddie Merrier, Joe Buffalo, Kevin Low, Chad baker, Steve Rohl  and all the MTL riders as well. Thanks to our local artists Tele Asencio, Lee-Anne Kennedy & Teika Hudson (See Eddie’s Board for her great work).  Blackbird Electric Custom Tattoo artists Jay Slinger, Garrett Price and Max Gerchikov. Also thanks to Kyle Pellerin for filming and photo, Zev and Circa for their support and a big thanks to Paulo Diogo for introducing me to Karim.  Look for some great things to come out of Calgary and Urban Ambush!

Crazy Eddie gets a Deck on Urban Ambush!

Have you heard about the company Urban Ambush? If not open your ears because they have been supporting some major Calgary skateboard and artist talent. Current Calgary locals on their team are Eddie Merrier, Steve Rohl, Rob Aguirre as well as frequent Calgary visitor Joe Buffalo. Urban Ambush is a Montreal Based Skateboard company that is 100% owned and operated by skateboarders.  Their mission is to promote skateboarding and original art by local artists. They produce quality skateboard decks, wheels, and apparel manufactured in Canada.

They recently released an Eddie Merrier aka Crazy Eddie deck which features some great original art from local artist and tattooist Teika Hudson. If you like wider boards this one is perfect at 8.5” wide and rides great!  I have not tried their wheels yet but they look to be good and come in 51mm and 55mm..

Skate Geezers on Calgary is Awsome

Whether you are a grom or a geezer hitting the skate park on a summer day cannot be beat. Not sure if you are a grom, geezer or somewhere in between? Check out the recent post on CALGARY IS AWSOME as they have a skill testing question that will help you figure it out. For the record, although I am not in the picture I fall into the geezer category but I am guessing the grey hair gave that away.

The Calgary City News Blog Speaks about this Summer’s Mobile Skateparks & Future Plans for Permanent Parks

Check out this recent posting Community Mobile Skateparks ready to roll out on The Calgary City News Blog. It gives details on the City of Calgary Recreation Community Mobile Skateparks. It also speaks about the Skateboarding Amenities Strategy that CASE worked to create, which details how the City of Calgary plans to build permanent skateparks and skatespots across Calgary.

 

 

 

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