Some photos from Session 6 in Toronto
Toronto Skateboarding and Scooter Camp
Week 4 of the Toronto Skateboarding and Scooter Camps has been running amazing so far! Lots of progression, lots of fun and the rain has been holding off. Here are some photos from Todays session at Ashbridges Bay Skatepark.
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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
- Marketplace (vendors)
- Live Bands & DJ
- Exhibitor area for non-profit organizations, clubs and businesses.
Questions about the event call: (905) 476-4301 ext. 2354
About Go Skateboarding Day
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.
Choosing the right Skateboard
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.
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.
If you’re an expert skater, you know what you like and what you need. Check out our boards here.
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.
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.
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.
Info Source: Tactics