Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Support West Seattle- fundraiser for new park May 30th!


This coming Saturday May 30th please join in on the FREE Skate A Lot festivities that will be held at the Delridge Youngstown Cultural Center parking lot (4408 Delridge Way SW) at 1pm. See the attached flyer and below for more information.

This event is intended to help raise awareness for the Delridge Skatepark that will be located directly across the street from the Cultural Center. The skatepark has a fully funded design and two meetings have already been held to gain design input from the community. A third design meeting will be forthcoming in the next few months. And the SPAC just learned that the Seattle Parks and Recreation is going to provide $500,000 towards construction and an additional $250,000 will go towards construction from the Parks for All Levy. There are currently no skateparks in south Seattle so the community is attempting to build the largest skatepark possible in the available footprint. Although $750,000 seems like a lot, more money is needed to build the largest possible facility. Therefore, the community is throwing events such as the attached to raise awareness and attempt to obtain additional in kind donations from the community and grants from outside organizations.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Tour Sneak Peek!

Ladies, load the cars / motorcycles / winnebagos follow the SLAG trail!
Here is the sneak peek for where the tour is going!
More info coming soon!




Friday July 17th
Clinic and Ladies Skate Jam @ the Bite of Seattle
SeaSk8 @ Seattle Center
11:00am-7:00pm
Monday July 20th
Demo @
Yakima Skate Plaza (1109 E. Maple Street Yakima, WA)
1:30pm-4:00pm
Tuesday July 21st
Demo @
Hood River Skatepark (2204 Wasco Street, Hood River, OR)
1:00pm-4:00pm
Girl's Only Skate Jam & BBQ @
Dept. of Skateboarding
7:00pm-9:00pm
Friday July 24th
Ladies Skate Date @
Lincoln City Skatepark
1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday July 25th
"Glenhaven Maiden" Skate Jam @
Glenhaven Skatepark
11:00am-3:00pm
Sunday July 26th
All-Girl's Skate Clinic @
Dept. of Skateboarding
11:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday July 28th
"Miss Medford" Ladies Skate Competition @
Medford Skatepark (625 Highland Drive, Medford, OR)
12:00pm- 4:00pm
Wednesday July 29th
"Ladies Night" Skate Jam and Dance Party @
The Ranch (18907 Lonetree Road, Escalon, CA)
6:00pm-9:00pm
Friday July 31st
"The Showdown" @
The Log Shop (640 Crespi Drive, Pacifica, CA)
12:00pm-3:00pm

Monday, May 25, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Important Meeting SEA skaters!

The next scheduled meeting for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Skate Park Advisory Committee (SPAC) will be next Monday May 11. The meeting will be in the usual location in the Parks and Recreation Building located at 100 Dexter North, Seattle, WA 98109. The current draft of the meeting agenda is pasted below.

THIS MEETING IS A VERY IMPORTANT ONE as we will be accepting public comment and having a subsequent SPAC committee vote on diverting much needed funds (upwards of $750k!) into the Delridge Skatepark which has a funded design but is lacking construction money. Matt Johnston provides a good summary of this issue at the bottom of this email – please read on. We need your support to prove to the Parks Department, Parks for All Levy Oversight Committee and the City Council members that the Delridge Skatepark deserves these funds. The Parks Superintendent, Director of Planning, and Delridge Skatepark Project Manager will be on hand to further discuss the path forward for this project and listen to our feedback. Please show up and bring your friends. It is VERY RARE that you have the direct opportunity to vote for the near-term construction a skatepark – this is your chance.

As always, please check www.seattleskateparks.org for more information.

Ryan Barth

Chairperson, Skate Park Advisory Committee

Monday, May 4, 2009

MARGE BARGE!






Just 2 weekends ago, Skate Like a Girl hosted the Marge Barge at Marginal Way Skatepark. 

The event was a huge success! Together we raised almost $1,000 for the skatepark's building fund. Thanks to everyone who donated, came out, or spread the word about the event. This was truly a community effort. Here is a really awesome video by Jake Culver. More photos are up at www.toebock.com