skateboarding

White Rock’s Andy Anderson competes in the men’s park skateboarding preliminary heats at the Tokyo Summer Olympics on Aug. 5. Though he didn’t advance to the final round, he gained a fan in legendary skater Tony Hawk. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

B.C. skateboarder earns praise from legendary skater Tony Hawk

Skateboard icon calls Andy Anderson “an awesome skater” during podcast appearance

 

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Should skateboarding be an Olympic sport?

‘when I was a kid growing up in the early 90s, skateboarding wasn’t about medals’

 

Elija Saxby, City of Campbell River skatepark leader, at the Willow Point Skatepark on Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River skatepark leaders showing kids park is for everyone

City program has young mentors help with tricks, maintenance and any bumps or scrapes that arise

 

The KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy skatepark grant funding declined by government

Coun. Fred Robertson said that any plans to build a brand new skatepark are ‘probably on hold’

The KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Rose Archie, one of the founders of Nations Skate Youth, teaches a participant during the organization’s skateboarding camp at Homalco First Nation on July 1, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Nations Skate Youth tours Island, stops in Homalco for skateboarding workshop

Organization teaches skateboarding to empower Indigeneous youth and conserve culture.

Rose Archie, one of the founders of Nations Skate Youth, teaches a participant during the organization’s skateboarding camp at Homalco First Nation on July 1, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
The KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy council aims for grant funding for the KSM Skatepark

The KSM Skatepark was originally built in 2003.

The KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Liam Ryan kickflips out of a 50/50 grind down the hubba at the KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)

District of Port Hardy has no plans to move the KSM Skatepark

‘We are definitely happy we have it, and we want to keep it maintained to level it’s currently at’

Liam Ryan kickflips out of a 50/50 grind down the hubba at the KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy. (North Island Gazette file photo)
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