The etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest celebrated its 15-year anniversary on Saturday, December 8th! The community came out strong to support the occasion featuring a ‘Best Trick’ shop battle with some heavy hitting skaters from Local Skateshop, Asylum Skateshop, Focus Boardshop, and Identity Boardshop. The event was free to attend with a $1,000 ‘Best Trick’ prize purse judged by the etnies pro team. Family-friendly and fun for all ages, the celebration also had a carnival zone with rides and games, food trucks and live music from Zig Zags and Tunnel Vision.
Built in 2003, the skatepark ranks among one of the largest in the country at over 60,000 square feet of skateable space. Over the past 15 years, the park has hosted hundreds of events from fundraisers to skate camps, live music shows and movie screenings to world-renowned skate competitions.
Vans is pleased to announce House of Vans will be coming to Detroit January 24-27, 2019. The four days of programming will include live music, a street market showcasing various members of Detroit’s burgeoning creative community, immersive art exhibitions and workshops, skate clinics and an indoor skate park. All free with RSVP at http://houseofvans.com now!
“Jazz + Skateboarding = success! We were so excited to be apart of this incredible event. The Ford Theatres in Hollywood reached out to us to have a mini ramp installed on their beautiful wood stage. Jason Moran (and friends) were to perform will we had the pro team skating away in front of a full house! Jason Moran is an American jazz pianist, composer and educator, heavily involved in multimedia art and theatrical installations. Combining Jason with us was an honor. We had an amazing time. Something truly unique. Hope you enjoy!” – OC Ramps
Lil Wayne hit up OC Ramps to install a mini ramp at his 36th birthday party this fall. To top it off, it was also the release of his long awaited (12th studio) album, Tha Carter V. The OC Ramps squad to skate the ramp and have a good time with the GOAT!
Illegal Civilization premiered IC3 in Los Angeles. Kids came out to support in droves. It was a special night, the room filled with special people. Positive, hardworking, and nice people. Trippie Red, Amine, and the IC Skate Program came in attendance. IC3 will be available soon!
It’s Halloween and something spooky is going on in The Playground Mini Ramp! But the boys wanted to skate so they aren’t letting anything stop them, unfortunately, they weren’t the only ones who wanted to skate…someone else is looking for a session. Happy Halloween from Tommy Reis, Matthew Mccauley, Chris Hayton, Mike Janson, Josh Eckert and Tim Miller!