skateboarding

Victoria-born professional skateboarder Robert Doucet Boyce, also known as Sluggo, was spotted at skateparks up and down Vancouver Island over the summer giving away free skateboards to aspiring youngsters. (Instagram photo)

Pro skater and tattoo artists give away skateboards and gear across Vancouver Island

Sluggo was spotted in Nanaimo on Sept. 11 at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park

 

The 7 Generations Cup is a skateboarding competition that started on Friday, June 10. The ticketed event is scheduled to run until Sunday, June 12 at Langley Events Centre, and is open to the public. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Skateboarders flying from around the globe to Lower Mainland

Competitors prepare for first-ever ‘7 Generations Cup’ underway at Langley Events Centre

 

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to Langley for the first time

 

The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in March 2023, the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society announced May 13. (Courtesy of West Shore Parks and Recreation)

New skate park officially coming to the West Shore in early 2023

After more than six years of advocacy and fundraising, the project is coming to fruition

The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in March 2023, the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society announced May 13. (Courtesy of West Shore Parks and Recreation)
Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Owner of Canada’s oldest skateboard shop sets up new business in Qualicum Beach

‘PD’ aims to stage vintage skateboard and bike exhibitions

Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Owner of Canada’s oldest skateboard shop sets up shop in one of Canada’s oldest towns

‘PD’ aims to stage vintage skateboard and bike exhibitions in Qualicum Beach

Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin wants council to consider earmarking additional funds to ensure the long-proposed skatepark on the West Shore is built sooner rather than later. (Photo courtesy of Rob Martin/Facebook)

Colwood to explore contributing additional funding to make skatepark a reality

City staff to explore funding options should grant applications falter

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin wants council to consider earmarking additional funds to ensure the long-proposed skatepark on the West Shore is built sooner rather than later. (Photo courtesy of Rob Martin/Facebook)
An aerial rendering of how Topaz Park will look once skate and bike parks are complete in summer 2022. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Construction begins on new Victoria skate and bike park

Topaz Park transformation scheduled to be complete by summer 2022

An aerial rendering of how Topaz Park will look once skate and bike parks are complete in summer 2022. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Proposed design for the Topaz Park bike and skate park elements. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria requesting feedback on Topaz Park redesign

Public input now being taken for proposed skate, bike park ideas

Proposed design for the Topaz Park bike and skate park elements. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Having followed up reports of bullying – none to police – Const. Paul Mittelsteadt, community policing officer for Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, said Sidney’s skate park initially appears to be safe. (Black Press Media File)

Police say Sidney skate park is ‘very safe’

Const. Paul Mittelsteadt said RCMP will continue investigating bullying claims at Tulista Park

Having followed up reports of bullying – none to police – Const. Paul Mittelsteadt, community policing officer for Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, said Sidney’s skate park initially appears to be safe. (Black Press Media File)
A map of the plan for Topaz Park improvments. (City of Victoria)

Victoria seeks dynamic artist, team for skate/bike park at Topaz

Construction expected complete by summer 2022 at city’s third-largest park

A map of the plan for Topaz Park improvments. (City of Victoria)
Recognizing a need for counselling services among BIPOC, Felicia Mazerolle put forward a call to action to Victoria’s skateboarding community. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria’s skateboarding community raises $18,000 for BIPOC counselling

The fundraiser aims to provide 10 BIPOC with a year of counselling

Recognizing a need for counselling services among BIPOC, Felicia Mazerolle put forward a call to action to Victoria’s skateboarding community. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Eloy Fennell tries out the new grind box. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Skateboard Samaritan keeps Vancouver Island kid rolling

Stranger builds replacement grind box after hearing about neighbourhood theft

Eloy Fennell tries out the new grind box. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Saanich bylaws don’t currently control the use of skateboard on sidewalks. (pxhere.com)

Black-eyed senior questions Saanich’s lack of skateboard bylaws after sidewalk crash

Skateboarding permitted on sidewalks until bylaw review complete, mayor says

Saanich bylaws don’t currently control the use of skateboard on sidewalks. (pxhere.com)
In Eric Pinto’s Qualicum Beach home, the walls are lined with historic skateboards, many of them full setups of era-accurate components. Pictured behind Pinto is a collection of Alva Skates boards. (Emily Vance photo)

Vancouver Island home to one of Canada’s largest private skateboard collections

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

In Eric Pinto’s Qualicum Beach home, the walls are lined with historic skateboards, many of them full setups of era-accurate components. Pictured behind Pinto is a collection of Alva Skates boards. (Emily Vance photo)
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Hobby becomes career with mountain biking videos at Revel Co.

  • Oct 1, 2018
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films