Go Skate Day this year in NYC was one of the most anticipated days of the year. The threat of rain was very real until literally the day before, it turned out to be a beautiful day to skate. Nike SB was holding contest at two parks throughout the day and the first being in the Bronx at 157st then at LES and finally the Nike teams puts on a demo in Brooklyn at the new Nike pop up skate park that will be there for the next few months. It was pretty much madness in LES skatepark when the contest officially started however, Nike was very generous with the prizes, giving away tons of boards and $500 to the winner of an ollie over the most boards. Dylan Nieves took the $500 with and ollie over 21 boards! Then after a decently long skate across the bridge over to Brooklyn with some of the Nike Pros that were there like Stefan Janoski, Daryl Angel, Bobby Worrest, Ishod Wair and Alex Olsen everyone ends up at the new pop up skatepark for a Nike SB demo. The day ended with a crazy downpour and the everyone running under tents for shelter. The day was an overall rad day, met awesome people and saw some amazing skating. Looking forward to next years events already!
Victoria Justice, Bea Miller, Amirah Kassem, Joel Tudor and Dallas Clayton Select Carlsbad High School as 2015 Vans Custom Culture Winner
California School Selected Among Nearly 3,000 Schools in the Sixth Annual Competition
CYPRESS, CALIF. (June 10, 2015) – Vans named Carlsbad High School of Carlsbad, Calif. as the grand-prize winner of the sixth annual Vans Custom Culture design competition and awarded a $50,000 donation toward the school’s arts education program. At the final event held on June 9 at Industria Superstudios in New York City, a panel of notable judges including actress Victoria Justice, celebrity baker Amirah Kassem, musician Bea Miller, artist and author Dallas Clayton and Vans professional surfer Joel Tudor selected the winning custom Vans shoe designs among a talented group of top five finalist schools. For the remaining finalists – Circleville High School (Circleville, Ohio), Foothill High School (Henderson, N.V.), McCracken County High (Paducah, K.Y.) and Parker High School (Parker, S.D.) – Vans awarded each with $4,000 toward their arts programs.
Six years in, Vans Custom Culture continues to inspire creativity and individuality among high school students across the nation. Each year, Custom Culture has challenged them to create their own unique pairs of Vans for a chance to fund art education at their school. Nearly 3,000 high schools – the most in competition history – participated in this year’s event, designing four pairs of blank Vans based on four themes: Action Sports, Art, Music and Local Flavor. The winning design has the opportunity to be produced and sold in select Vans retail stores, as well as online at Vans.com.
“Year after year, Vans Custom Culture surpasses our wildest expectations, from the level of high school participation nationwide to the student creativity we see in all of the designs that come through as part of the competition,” said Kevin Bailey, VF Action Sports Coalition and Vans President. “With arts education budgets continuing to suffer across the nation, Vans is thrilled to provide a platform to help talented youth find their creative voice and express themselves through art and design. Vans hopes that Custom Culture will inspire others to take up the cause of underfunding of public school arts education and further provide opportunities for creative expression.”
Vans Custom Culture partners truth® and Journeys also provided participating schools with an additional opportunity to raise funds for their art programs. Journeys selected the display that best represents the “local flavor” theme from the top five finalists. truth®, the nation’s most successful and longest running youth smoking prevention campaign, inspired the 50 semi-finalists with the fact that in 2014, only 8% of teens still smoked. That’s down from 23% in 2000. truth® challenged the students to customize a skate deck by imagining what it looks like when smoking is finished for good. Carlsbad High School from Carlsbad, California won both the truth® and Journeys prices respectively $10,000 and $15,000 to benefit its arts education program.
Join in the Vans Custom Culture conversation by using the hashtag #VansCustomCulture and at www.vans.com/customcultureto get all of the details on the winner of the 2015 competition.
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June 10, 2015 | Categorized under: Events
UNMASKED Summer Concert Series Will Feature New Artists with Exclusive Products
May 8, 2015 (Huntington Beach, Calif.) – Today, DC Shoes announces teaming up with the Masked Gorilla to present the UNMASKED Concert Series. The first concert will kick-off on Sunday, June 21, 2015 featuring Curtis Williams and Key! at the Roxy in Los Angeles. This exclusive, summer concert has a limited amount of tickets so attendees will have a truly unique experience at the Roxy. Tickets are now available for purchase here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/874693
UNMASKED is returning this summer with a total of six exclusive concerts, taking place at the Roxy every two weeks. Each concert will feature product giveaways as well as the unmasking of artist line up and early access to pre-sale tickets to the next concert. In line with the concert series, limited edition DC x Masked Gorilla merchandise will also be available for purchase at each show. The concert series is open to all ages and features new acts and underground artists of all statures. Last summer, the UNMASKED Concert Series featured Vince Staples, Odd Future, Yung Lean, Denzel Curry and many more.
The Masked Gorilla is the definitive youth voice of hip-hop, a popular youth culture website that discovers and showcases emerging rappers. Masked Gorilla is credited with producing Mac Miller’s first video interview and shining light on artists like Kendrick Lamar, Odd Future, Yelawolf, Joey Bada$$ and numerous other artists. Since 2009, Masked Gorilla has been extensively covering the new generation of rappers and introducing the genre to fans of all ages.
For more information on DC Shoes and the UNMASKED Concert Series, please visit dcshoes.com. To follow the UNMASKED Concert Series on social media, follow #UNMASKEDLA.
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June 8, 2015 | Categorized under: Events
CVA’s Trampoline and Skate Camp is an excellent way for skiers and riders ages 9-17 to sharpen their winter skills during the off season. Train with our world-class staff which includes Dew Tour competitors, Banks Gilberti, James Campbell and others to increase your skill level and improve your confidence, all while hanging out with your friends and having fun this summer.
For three days at the end of June, we’re inviting you to join us for music, camping, inspiration and a big dose of frendship at the Frendly Gathering. Tucked into the green mountains of Southern Vermont, we discovered Timber Ridge, an old ski resort with lots of character, which has become home to our festival and an incredible community of people. As native Vermonters, we really feel like we get to open up our backyard to Frends from around the world. At the Frendly Gathering you can expect an intimate experience, short lines and lots of smiling faces. All year long we put together music, workshops and activities that will bring you closer to the Frends you love, and introduce you to new ones that you’ve yet to meet.
We believe that life is better when lived together. See you in June!
– jack & danny
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May 21, 2015 | Categorized under: Events
THIS YEAR ZUMIEZ BFF AT ANTHEM SKATEPARK WAS ONE FOR THE AGES, WITH ONE OF THE BIGGEST CROWDS I HAVE SEEN AT A VEGAS CONTEST, TO SOME OF THE BIGGEST TRICKS.
ZUMIEZ PUT TOGETHER A GREAT COMPETITION, RAN SMOOTHLY, ORGANIZED, TIMELY AND CLEAN (LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED)
VEGAS SUPPLIED 70 OF OUR BIGGEST,BEST SKATERS TO COMPETE AND IN THE END THE TOP 3 SHREDDERS WERE.
IN THIRD PLACE NICK MICHEL, FLOWING THE PARK WITH SO MUCH STEEZ AND EFFORTLESS BANGERS, HITTING EVER TRANSITION AND RAIL IN HIS PATH.
IN SECOND PLACE CODY STEINBERGER WOW!!! THIS KID DESTROYED LOTS OF TECHNICAL FLIP IN OR FLIP OUT TRICKS ON THE LEDGES. TO HUGE POP SKATING THE HAND RAIL FROM THE BIG SIDE, ONLY A HAND FULL OF PEOPLE CAN EVEN GET UP ON IT
AND THE FIRST PLACE WINNER “HEELFLIP GOD” PHARMACY / OG / ZOO YORK RIDER ADRIAN MCCOY!!!!!
WITH A HUGE BAG OF TRICKS LIKE ADRIAN ITS NO WONDER HE WON. ADRIAN THROWS HEELFLIP COMBOS INTO ANY LEDGE OR RAIL, ADVANCED FOR MOST, EASY FOR HIM. FROM HEELFLIP NOSESLIDING THE LONG LEDGE TO HEELFLIP FRONT LIPSLIDE THE HANDRAILS (EVERY TRY). ADRIAN ALSO HAD A LAST MINUTE BANGER RIGHT AT THE BUZZER TREFLIP LIP DOWN THE HANDRAIL!!!! ADRIAN MCCOY REALLY PUT IN WORK OUT THERE TODAY.
THE BEST TRICK !!! DAMN, SO MANY HAMMER WERE DROPPED.
COREY TOMBOW SKATING OVER THE WHOLE PYRAMID SWITCH WITH SWITCH TREFLIP, SWITCH HARDFLIP AND NOLLIE HARDFLIP.
ADDIE FRIDY WITH HIS SIGNATURE NOLLIE SHOVE IT FRONT FEEBLE 180 OUT.
AND WINNING THE BEST TRICK WAS ALAN WITH A BEASTLY BOARDSLIDE UP, OVER AND ACROSS THE WHOLE PYRAMID!!!!!
This is our biggest release ever and you don’t wanna miss everything that’s goin down on the night of May 30th at Good Life in downtown Boston. If you only come to one Steez Release in your life, this is the one. More details coming and be sure to check our Facebook event page for the latest as well.
Flip flops, shorts and t-shirts might not make you think of skiing or riding but the best prices on Crotched Junior, Adult and Granite season passes are now! Click on the links below to learn more about the great deals like the Crotched Junior pass for only $299.
Even with all of the warm weather, we have snow left and just hate to see it go to waste. On Saturday, May 9th Crotched Parks will host its annual MAYDAY postseason rail session on Lower CM Terrain Park from 12pm to 4pm. Freestyle skiers & riders will find a selection of rail & snow features to stomp tricks on. $10 Ticket for on snow access. Prizes will be handed out throughout the entire event. BBQ & beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds from MAYDAY postseason rail session will go to Kendall Van Schoick Scholarship Fund
Time: Saturday, May 9th (12pm-4pm)
Location: Crotched Mountain | Lower CM Terrain Park
$10 Ticket must be purchased at event for on snow access
BBQ & Beverages will be available for purchase.
*Hike Only, Slopes are not open to public
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May 6, 2015 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard
Steez is proud to present our first ever workshop series at our Peabody office – “RIGHT BRAIN SYNDICATE”. It’s a week long intensive workshop demystifying the creative process while exploring the concept of self promotion. Each day will host a unique lesson in creative production techniques like photography, print making, digital manipulation, and book art, all the while working towards a fully self produced mini magazine or “zine”. Click through for all the details and be sure to book early as space is VERY limited.
ZUMIEZ BEST FOOT FORWARD PRESENTED BY BONES BEARINGS MAY 9TH THROUGH AUGUST 12TH
Zumiez Best Foot Forward is back and is coming to a town near you. Visit zumiezbestfootforward.com to check out the new 2015 trailer, 2015 tour dates and register to compete in an event.
Supporting grassroots skateboarding across North America, Zumiez Best Foot Forward is partnering with key industry brands to give back across 34 key markets with free skateboard contests. In its ninth year, the amateur skateboard series brings top pro riders, industry leaders and media to these communities to provide opportunities for the contestants to gain exposure across the industry. The local winner from each of the 34 stops will be flown to the finals to compete for overall 2015 Best Foot Forward championship.
2015 Zumiez Best Foot Forward Dates and Locations
05/09/15 San Diego CA
05/10/15 Los Angeles CA
05/13/15 Las Vegas NV
05/16/15 Phoenix AZ
05/20/15 Albuquerque NM
05/23/15 Oklahoma City OK
05/27/15 Dallas TX
05/30/15 Houston TX
06/03/15 Baton Rouge LA
06/06/15 Gainesville FL
06/07/15 Tampa FL
06/10/15 Atlanta GA
06/13/15 Virginia Beach VA
06/14/15 Washington DC
06/20/15 Philadelphia PA
06/21/15 New York NY
06/24/15 Boston MA
06/27/15 Buffalo NY
Previous Zumiez Best Foot Forward finalists have gone on to become some of the top names in Skateboarding, including: Ishod Wair, Tom Asta, Jack Olson, Chris Wimer, and Alec Majerus.
07/03/15 Detroit MI
07/06/15 Columbus OH
07/08/15 Chicago IL
07/11/15 Milwaukee WI
07/15/15 Minneapolis MI
07/18/15 Omaha NE
07/22/15 Kansas City MO
07/25/15 Colorado Springs CO
07/26/15 Denver CO
07/29/15 Salt Lake City UT
08/01/15 Sacramento CA
08/05/15 San Francisco CA
08/08/15 Portland OR
08/09/15 Seattle WA
08/12/15 Vancouver BC
SEPT 2015 | FINALS | TBA
Keep up with the contest all summer long by visiting zumiezbestfootforward.com and following @zumiezbestfootforward and @zumiez on instagram. The tour will release webisodes on TheBerrics.com documenting the contest, pro trips and more. 2015 sponsors include presenting sponsor Bones Bearings and support from Altamont, Converse, Deathwish, DVS, Emerica, Enjoi, Fred Water, GoPro, Imperial Motion, Nixon, Official, Stance, TheBerrics.com and Thunder Trucks.
Founded in Seattle in 1978, Zumiez is a leading multi-channel retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, hardgoods and accessories. Zumiez connects the best brands in action sports with an engaged customer base through 585 stores in North America and growing operations in Europe under the Blue Tomato brand.
Wachusett Parks is hosting one last fiesta in the park before Summer! We’ve been saving up a TON of snow for this event so you know it’s going to be a blast. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t want to hit park features come take some turns with us.
HELMETS REQUIRED. If you don’t have one we will have some available to use.