Events

Jamie Thomas and Zero Skateboards Demo

Jamie Thomas and members of the Zero team will be at The Compound for a demo and BBQ on Sunday, September 17 at 5PM!

Besides Jamie Thomas, Tommy Sandoval, Chris Wimer, and JS Lapierre will be appearing.

Go Skateboarding Day 2017 – June 21

Go Skateboarding Day is a day to celebrate skateboarding. There are lots of events going on around the city on GSD. Here are the posters for the events happening in Calgary on Go Skateboarding Day (June 21):

Go Skateboarding Day 2017

Join us at Millennium Park between 4-6pm on June 21 for a free Go Skateboarding Day celebration!

 

Millennium Park Lasers

Did you know that Calgary’s Millennium Park skatepark has lasers? From the Laserist.org website:

Laser Fantasy International has completed work on Canada’s first permanent outdoor laser display. Located at the new Millennium Park in Calgary, the display features 24 separate beams that radiate like spokes on a wheel from the top of a 35-foot tower”

And from CanadianArchitect.com:

“The design features a spiral ramp surrounded by 24 columns, which deflect 24 beams generated in the centre of the scheme by two high intensity lasers to produce a 300-metre high tower of light. This installation is the first permanent outdoor laser display in Canada and its construction required approval from civil aviation authorities. The result is a spectacular combination of laser technology and architecture.”

Millennium Park Lasers

CASE has been communicating with the City of Calgary Parks department in an effort to get the lasers turned on for a special occasion. Stay tuned for updates!

What Flamingo Girls’ Skateboarding Tour

The ladies from 100% Skate Club are collaborating with artists Eric and Mia for “What Flamingo”, an all girls city-wide skate tour and collection of events.

Beginning on June 21 (Go Skateboarding Day), the ladies will tour Calgary skateparks, host a photo workshop, and premiere a skate video.

Follow 100% Skate Club on Facebook and watch Eric and Mia’s website for updates.

D.R.I. Ticket Giveaway

You’ve probably seen the slam section from the Toy Machine video “Welcome to Hell”. The D.R.I. song “Do the Dream” was featured:

We’re giving away two tickets to see D.R.I. at Marquee on April 24. Check out our Instagram feed or click the image for details. Thanks to Concertworks for making it happen!

City of Calgary Skateboard Ramp Bylaw – Final Vote November 7th

The updated “sports ramp” (skateboard ramp) bylaw goes to City of Calgary council on November 7th for final approval. Administration has been working on the wording and technical aspects of the bylaw and now council must vote on it.33

On June 20th, council voted to “Direct administration to prepare amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 that would implement the proposed regulations set out in Attachment 2“, meaning city staff could keep working on the bylaw changes. The vote was 10-5 with the following councillors against:

R. Pootmans, A. Chabot, S. Chu, D. Colley-Urquhart, P. Demong

On September 22nd, the Calgary Planning Commission recommended that council approve the new ramp bylaw.

If you support having the ability to have a ramp in your yard, feel free to contact these councillors  mentioned above and respectfully explain why this new bylaw is needed. A lot of work has been done regarding the perceived noise of ramps and the city’s studies have shown that ramps are no louder than any other recreational activities that people participate in on their property.

You may also attend the council meeting on November 7th to support changes to the skateboard ramp bylaw by speaking in City of Calgary council. #calgaryskateboarding

 

Midnapore Skate Spot Opening Soon

UPDATE: Midnapore Skate Spot is opening soon! City officials have told us the park is not quite ready to open yet. It’s located behind the Mid Sun Community Centre and Midnapore School, at the corner of Midlake Blvd SE and Midpark Rise SE. Get some at the newest skatepark in Calgary! Photos courtesy of Mid Sun Community Association.

Skateletics Competition October 1 at Southwood Skatepark

Have you been waiting for a real competition that will showcase your athletic prowess on a skateboard? 100 yard mongo dash and hippie jump hurdles are just two of of the events at Skateletics, presented by The Source and Timebomb Trading at Southwood on October 1st. Click below for the Facebook event info.

skateletics-calgary-flyer

 

Beerstorm 2 Video Premiere August 20th

Beerstorm 2 will premiere on August 20th at the Globe Theatre The video features arguably Calgary’s best skaters. Check out the roster and click the poster for more info:beer storm 2

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