We always get excited about announcing awesome community events like Youth-A-Palooza in Keswick. This weekend, Keswick and the Town of Georgina are back at it with this annual event. The skateboard, scooter and BMX competition will be run by none other than us; Evolve Camps! We hope to see you out at Youth-A-Palooza in Keswick! Something to keep in mind is that this is a free event which will feature a variety of other activities other than the action sports competition.
Event Date: June 17, 2017 – 11:00am to 03:00pm
Who is the event for?
Geared toward youth aged 10-25 years, the purpose of this event is to help this demographic connect with their community.
Activities that will take place at the event include:
Barbeque Sport tournaments (i.e. 3-on-3 basketball)
Extreme Sport Demonstrations in the Skatepark
Skateboard, Scooter & BMX competition
Live Bands & DJ
Exhibitor area for non-profit organizations, clubs and businesses.
Questions about the event call: (905) 476-4301 ext. 2354
Go Skateboarding Day is just around the corner and we are beyond stoked. This is the one day a year where the entire skateboarding community gets together and celebrates skateboarding. Go Skateboarding Day in Calgary has always been one for the books. For summer 2017, there are a wide variety of events going down.
Join us at Millennium Park between on June 21 for a free Go Skateboarding Day celebration! Time: 4-6pm
As per Wikipedia – Go Skateboarding Day (GSD) is an official annual holiday conceived by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to promote skateboarding. The holiday was started in California for Rob Dyrdek’s work done for the community’s skateboarders. It is usually marked on June 21. It has been on Father’s Day.
About Go Skateboarding Day Toronto
Toronto is one of the hubs for the best Go Skateboarding Days in the world. There are always events going on and many Pro’s have appeared during this amazing day. As usual, this year there will be fun events scattered throughout Toronto and the GTA.
The best skateboarding parks
There are many to mention, so if we missed your favourite spot, don’t take it personally.
Ashbridges Bay SkatePark – Toronto
Dunbat Skatepark – Toronto
Iceland Skatepark – Toronto
Dufferin Grove Skatepark – Toronto
Markham Centenial Skatepark – Markham
Evolve Skate Camp Go Skateboarding Day Toronto
For 2017, Evolve Skate Camp is teaming up with So Hip It Hurts to put on an awesome Go Skateboarding Day Toronto event. We will be setting up our mobile skateboard park at Christie Pitts in Toronto. Our mobile skateboard camp is stacked with quarter pipes, rails, fun boxes and few other fun features.
The event is gonna feature all types of fun on the spot contests for prizes along with tunes, music and a BBQ.
Go Skateboarding Day Event Details
Date: June 21, 2017
Location: Christie Pitts 750 Bloor Street West
Notes: Get stoked to shredd and have fun with the Evolve Camp and the So Hip It Hurts Crew
There have been many epic go skateboarding days around the world below are few awesome videos from past events which we really love. Have a look and enjoy. We hope to see you on June 21.
The Town of Aurora will be once again hosting a skateboarding and scooter camp with Evolve Camps. Evolve is super excited to be back in Aurora for summer 2017
When you think summer camp, fun is the first word that comes to mind. Camp is all about having fun, and Evolve Camps knows how to take it to the next level! They provide a unique opportunity to spend the day at skateparks surrounded by kids with similar interests and staff that are passionate about what they do. Not do Evolve run the best action sports camps in Canada, they run some of the best summer camps our country has to offer – period! Evolve offers campers an exciting and engaging experience unlike any other day camp atmosphere in the Town of Aurora Skateboarding and Scooter Camp.
The Town of Aurora skateboarding and scooter program is a drop-off day camp. You drop off your kids at the skatepark in the morning, and pick them up at the end of the day.
The Skateboard Camp takes place at the Aurora Skatepark, located at 203 Industrial Pkwy N.
Campers are required to come to camp with their own protective gear. Helmet, Pads and your own scooter or skateboard is required. Our online shop carries all the equipment necessary.
Registration for camp is open. Registration for the skateboarding and scooter camp in The Town of Aurora is done directly through the city. Any other questions about the camp please contact us directly. To sign up click HERE
If The Town of Aurora is not your local town, please click here and check out some of our other camps across Ontario, BC, Alberta and California. Other camps HERE
Purchasing a skateboard is not rocket science, however its key to getting the right one for your child or yourself. . Its actually pretty simple, specially if you have a beginner skateboarder joining camp or just skateboarding around your street. We get many calls about what type of skateboard to buy, what size, what wheels, what grip tape etc. Below is a simple guide for you to follow before choosing a skateboard from your local skate shop or from our online store.
Below is a great guide to follow or considering when purchasing a skateboard. Since skateboarding was introduced in the late 40’s/50’s skateboarding shapes have come in and out of popularity. At one point skateboards one shape and thats it. In 2017 you can purchase all types of shapes and sizes which are great for various styles of skateboarding. Some skateboarders like to cruise, some like to skateboard vert and some like street or park.
Remember that we are always here to help you in choosing the right board. But we know that not everyone can come by our shop or simply order online. This will help you when you are alone.
SKATEBOARD BUYER’S GUIDE
You have never skateboarded before or you simply have skateboarded a few times on a board that was donated to you by someone else. You are committed to learning and feel that purchasing a skateboard is the right way to go.
Recommendation: Start with an affordable complete skateboard, cruiser or longboard. For camp kids cant bring longboards or cruisers.
You’re comfortable on your skateboard by now and have begun to work on more technical moves. You are are feeling good when dropping in on a ramp or learning how to ollie.
Recommendation: Purchase a board that fits you well. There are different widths. Probably a good idea to get a good light pair of trucks with good wheels and bearings.
If you’re an expert skater, you know what you like and what you need. Check out our boards here.
Skateboarders are usually divided into the type of skateboarding they do. Skateboards, wheels and trucks are often designed for use on certain surfaces and for different types of tricks. Below is a list of styles that are common.
Vert skaters (also commonly called Pool and Bowl skaters) ride ramps and other vertical structures, catching air and performing grabs and spin tricks. This type of rider looks to find a skate park with a variety transition features, empty pools (uncommon but awesome) or they DIY ramps themselves. Vert tricks are about big air, high speed, and sick style. Transition skaters usually prefer a wider skateboard deck size to feel stable at higher speeds.
Recommendation: Often, you’ll find vert skaters on boards with unique nose and tail shapes to add a little more style to their riding. Check out brands like Powell Perralta, Welcome, Santa Cruz and Lib Tech
STREET & TECHNICAL
It’s much easier to find a street skating venue than a vert ramp – just look around, get creative and skate everything! Street style utilizes almost every aspect of the urban landscape, including curbs, handrails, benches, stairs, fire hydrants, dumpsters…like we said, get creative. These features are sometimes replicated in skate parks, offering riders a chance to grind to their heart’s delight without damaging anyone’s property. Most street tricks, such as nosegrinds, 50-50s and kickflips, are technical and precise, requiring a lot of practice and patience to learn.
Recommendation: Trick-minded street skaters usually prefer a standard “popsicle” shaped skateboard with a rounded nose and tail. The round shape helps the board flip more naturally in the air during technical flip tricks. Take a look at our massive selection of standard decks and find a deck that suits your style
Most people will fall into this category. You’re an all-around skater if you enjoy the adrenaline rush of throwing a huge trick off a buddy’s backyard ramp, but just can’t sleep until you’ve nailed that half-cab kickflip you’ve been wrestling with all week. Essentially, you skate transition and street – whatever you can find. All-around riders enjoy the feel and challenge of living life on a skateboard and any terrain is fair game. They also enjoy the freedom of riding whatever style of board they choose.
Recommendation: Start with a standard shaped skateboard that’s versatile and expand your board and hardware preferences as your skills progress
RIDER HEIGHT & WEIGHT
Your size is going to be part of all skating purchase decisions. Regardless of the type of board – long or short – there are certain features that are tuned to address the weight you’ll be putting on it. The width, length and shape of every board is designed to meet the needs of a certain category of rider, body size included, so be aware of the manufacturer’s intentions when purchasing a new skateboard and get the one that suits you the best.
Complete skateboards come with a gripped deck, trucks, wheels, bearings and all necessary hardware. These assembled boards range in price from around $65 to over $125, depending on the quality of the individual components. Larger longboards are a bit more expensive, running anywhere between $100 and $300 for a complete.