Sunday, March 29, 2009

Marge Barge- save the date April 26th

"MARGE BARGE: WOMEN'S SKATE JAM AT MARGINAL WAY When: April 26th, noon-5pm Where: Marginal Way Skatepark (Alaskan Way and Hanford) What: BBQ, LIVE MUSIC, FREE STUFF, and CASH PURSE FOR FIRST PLACE COME OUT AND SHRED!!!"

Saturday, March 21, 2009

SF update from Erica Harris!

Hi everyone!
Hope you are all getting your shred on!

Next skate date will be Saturday April 11th, 1pm, at Treasure Island!
San Francisco Skateboard Association (SFSA) has more then a handful of new parks in the works for SF! One of these parks is on Treasure Island. On Saturdays the SFSA drags ramps, rails, and boxes out onto the tennis courts. There will also be a BBQ going on and a DJ. In one of the three courts they will be pouring cement and anyone is welcome to help with this DIY project. You'll find the park at Avenue D and California. We may spend the whole time here or head out to Potrero or Pacifica later on in the evening. We are expecting a special guest from Brooklyn. Don't miss out!

Hate On This zine:
Don't forget, submissions for the first issue are due April 1st.

Pride Weekend Volunteers Needed, June 27th & 28th
We are skating in the pride parade! Any ladies are welcome to join. There will be skaters from Seattle, Portland, California, Australia, and more. We will also be working donation booths that weekend and need volunteers. Money raised from this will go to SLAG SF. Anyone is welcome to help with this, including guys! Please contact us if you can:
1) Volunteer at a donation booth from 9am-1pm or 1pm-5 on Saturday June 27th
2) Manage a donation booth
3) Skate in the pride parade on Sunday June 28th
4) Act as security in the pride parade on Sunday
This should be a lot of fun and we need all the help we can get. Let us know if you can help!

Spring break in Mexico
SLAG will be teaming with Chica Rider in Mexico City and throwing clinics April 4th and 5th. Join us! Along with the clinics, there will be a competition, and girls coming from around the globe to demo.

See ya'll soon.

Erica Harris
Skate Like A Girl
SF Program Coordinator

Seattle Center Skatepark Update!

City of Seattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 16, 2009
MEDIA CONTACT: Deborah Daoust / (206) 769-0259

Media Information

Seattle Center Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Skate Park

Seattle Center has started construction on a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Skate Park. The project includes improvements to one of the main intersections leading into the campus at 2nd Avenue and Thomas Street. It is expected to be completed by early summer.

Seattle Center worked closely with the skate board community on design of the Seattle Center Skate Park. It will feature practical and artistic elements, with skateable streetscape features and outstanding usability. A non-skateable divider will be built between the park and the campus, and it will be open daily (for daytime use only).

The Seattle City Council mandated construction of the Seattle Center Skate Park after property housing the former Skate Park was sold to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for development of its world headquarters. The project was funded by proceeds of the sale and other City capital funds.

The placement and design of the Seattle Center Skate Park were vetted through an extensive public process including public and Skate Park community meetings, determination and notice of non-significance, and published public notice, comment period and appeal period. The Park also was part of the environmental review associated with the Seattle Center Century 21 Master Plan.

Project members include:
Weinstein A|U--Architect
VDZ/New Line Skateparks---Skatepark Design
Perri Lynch---Artist
KPFF Consulting Engineers--Structural Engineers
WSP Flack + Kurtz--Mechanical and Electrical Engineers
McClure and Sons, Inc.--General Contractors
Grindline Skateparks--Skatepark Construction

The Skate Park site contained a pavilion built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. It runs along Thomas Street southwest of KeyArena. Mechanical and catering facilities for KeyArena are housed below site, and so the skating area will be built up above the ground (as opposed to a bowl type design).

Attached are images of the conceptual design. For more information on the Seattle Center Skate Park and other activities at Seattle Center, visit

About Seattle Center

Seattle Center draws you in. Its vibrant pulse brings together people of all ages and walks of life to create thousands of extraordinary experiences that enrich millions of lives each year. Entertainment options abound - starting with 63 free and low cost public programs and over 5,000 campus shows and events annually. The 74 - acre campus, with its 17 acres of open space, is home to more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations. This treasured urban park exists to delight and inspire the human spirit in each person and bring together our rich and varied community. The 12 million visitors to Seattle Center each year generate $1.15 billion in business activity and $387 million in labor income for King County.


More Information:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Hi Everyone!

SLAG San Francisco's first ever issue of Hate On This (H.O.T.) will be due April 1st! Send in your pictures, stories, etc. This is a unique zine brought to you by female skateboarders. We are accepting submissions world wide.

If you wish to post an advertisement, the following special rates apply for first three issues:

For a single issue:
1/4 page: $5
1/2 page: $10
1 full page: $15

For three issues:
1/4 page: $10
1/2 page: $15
1 full page: $30

Questions and submissions go to:

Join us on myspace at:

Spread the word, stay tuned for the release party, and be sure to request a copy of H.O.T. when it's off the press.

Erica Harris
Skate Like A Girl
SF Program Coordinator