Tuesday, January 27, 2009

SF Madness

I'll cut to the chase:

Friday, Jan 23rd:

Staycee picked me up from SFO and showed me the new Potrero skatepark (aka the mission park). Drenched with a constant onslaught of rain, i ended up slipping out while walking down one of the roll ins-- this would be the first of many non-skateboarding related bruises. GREAT! We later met up with Erica, grubbed down, and wandered around. The day was spent heckling bicyclists, pedestrians and hipsters. Erica and I walked around for a bit, and i was more than happy to play the giddy tourist.

Saturday, Jan 22nd:

The day started around noon with an 1 1/2 hour drive to The Ranch. A little early, we set off to the Ripon skatepark to meet up with Kristin, Ashley, Holly and Brice. As it turned out, the park ended up being the meeting place for everyone else.

Skating Skating Skating

Ladonna's party was nuts. I'm going to leave it at that. Ladonna, happy freaking birthday girl!

The next morning was spent at Ripon, some lowcard bbq ... i'm not even sure

Monday, Jan 26th

Finally had the chance to skate the new Potrero skatepark, and it was everything i anticipated it to be, and more. Let me start by saying thank you to Erica who mapped out all of the skate spots in SF. Seriously, it's legit. Max and Erica both had things to do, so i was left to check things out. I love public transportation. The N.Judah took me to the civic center, where i later boarded the BART to 24th and mission. Skate east to potrero then south about 8 blocks, and WALLAH! You're there.

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The bathrooms are locked, but the FRIENDLY locals suggested i head up to Casa Sanchez, a mexican resturant a few blocks from the park (Head up to 24th, go west, it's a block after the liquor store and will be on the right side of the street). Bonus perk; if you show up with your skateboard, they hook you up with free drinks.

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Blah blah flight home blah blah

The point is, if you're in SF and you don't skate Potrero, you're freaking blowing it.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bellevue Skatepark Blog

Check Kristin's footage in the Bellevue Skatepark Blog and be sure to stay updated on your friendly neighborhood indoor park.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Hello 2009

Happy New Year!

2008 was a pretty epic year for us.

Skate Like a Girl Major 2008 Highlights:

* Partnerships with:
o Seattle Girls School
o Snowboard Outreach Society
o Rugged Riders
o Girl Scouts -Girls Beyond Bars
o Manitoba Skateboard Coalition
* Secret Skate Dates
* Going international: Skate Tour to Winnipeg
* Skate Like a Girl Film Teaser
* Summer Camps!
* Skate Like a Girl grew:
o Dedicated volunteers like Kristin Ebeling, Christine Hayes,
Chrissie Lathrop, and Kristina Naryan among others.
o SLAG Portland led by Jessie Haungs is blowing up!
o SLAG San Francisco started by Erica Harris is starting to grow.
* L'oreal Paris Women of Worth Recognition
* Wheels of Fortune contest with over 30 (or whatever the number is) women competitors from LA to Vancouver BC and our first ever cash prize!

2009 will start a little quiet, with no programs, BUT you should go skate at Skate Barn until the weather clears up. We will be working on creating solid organizational structure, preparing to move into our new office at the Seattle Center, and will be looking for volunteers and recruiting board members for Skate Like a Girl. If you are interested in being part of 2009, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to us at skatelikeagirl@gmail.com.

Keep in contact, check out the website: skatelikeagirl.com! Email /Myspace / Facebook us!

Thanks for the support and being able to be part of 2008.
We hope to see more of you in 2009!


Fleur Larsen and Nancy Chang
Skate Like a Girl Co-Directors