DV8 and Snowjam were skate/snowboard/BMX events at Olympic Plaza and in front of City Hall from 2001-2003. There were great bands there too, like Sloan, Social Distortion, and Rahzel, just to name a few.
Enjoy these photos of Calgary skateboarding history.
Oak Tree Tavern is hosting an all-ages “white elephant” gift exchange with skate videos on December 21. Click here for more info.
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 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):
Join us at Millennium Park between 4-6pm on June 21 for a free Go Skateboarding Day celebration!
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!