It’s very cool to skateboarders taking such ownership of their neighbourhood park. Beasely has such a rich history and I was there for some of it. I was sitting on the sidelines at the very skateboard competition shown in this documentary.
I went every single year, sat on my board, and watched very talented skaters do all sorts of crazy tricks. It was always a lot of fun. I miss those days. Haven’t been to the Annual Beasley Competition in years. Perhaps I should do something about that.
It’s a day where skateboarders from all over the world celebrate their passion for the sport. They are special events, competitions, give-aways, and skate sessions happening all day long.
West 49 has a list of the events and competitions that are happening all throughout Canada.
I plan on attending the event at Iceland in Mississauga. Their park is beautiful and quite large. And they will be having contests throughout the afternoon based on age group. Hope they have one for old-fogies like me. They will even have some coached on hand. Maybe I can finally learn how to kickflip.
Here is one of my favourite pictures from last year.
Hope to get a few new pictures tomorrow, land some good tricks, and have fun with family and friends.
I really didn’t think I’d get the chance to skateboard during the Christmas holiday break. But due to warmer than season temperatures and nice weather, I found myself at the newly redesigned White Oaks Skatepark.
It’s really close to the mall of the same name and a great place to skate.
The park is a nice size and has a great flow to it.
This quarter-pipe lets you launch towards two different sections of the park. It is a little steep for my liking but well-designed nonetheless.
Nice stairs and down-ramps. I like the three stairs to ramp portion!
There is a series of boxes and edges to do grinds and other tricks on spread out throughout the park.
This is quite typical for the middle obstacle at outdoor skateparks.
I had a great time skating here last week and will definitely be coming back soon.
I’ve been living in London for a few years now and I only just discovered this amazing skatepark.
It has the best half-pipe that I have ever seen at a free outdoor facility.
I like that the ramp is wide and not too tall. It is also very well-maintained.
West Lions Park looks like a great place to spend an afternoon. Besides the half-pipe, there is a cute little street course. It is a bit small but nice nonetheless. I love the contour for doing tricks along the edge and the rail blocks that aren’t as scary as regular rails.
There is also a Splash Pad on the site to cool down after a great skate session.
This might just be my new favourite skate spot.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of The West Lions Skatepark Zone and I hope to see you out there one day this summer!
And if none of those tickle your fancy, a quick Google search will help you find one closer.
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This past weekend, the main street in Downtown London was closed to traffic and the Forest City threw an amazing Street Party!
My campus radio station was highlighting local talent on two different stages along the two kilometers of Dundas Street.
There were plenty of vendors to visit and activities to do.
I’ve been to plenty of street parties and invariably, there are usually a few skateboarders there, but I’d never seen a make-shift skatepark as part of the celebration.
They had three quarter-pipes, a box, and a rail. They organizers gave away prizes randomly for great tricks too. There were quite a few skaters and an enthusiastic audience. It was definitely one of the highlights of Dundas Street Fest!
This video pretty much blew me away. Guo Miyagi has a very unconventional style when it comes to skateboarding. He celebrates some old school traditions and combines them with parkour techniques and new school tricks. I can’t say enough good things about this.
I entered a skateboard competition yesterday. It was at the skatepark right beside my school so a lot of my students were there.
I’m not the best skateboarder but I try my best. I have a few old school flatland tricks that impressed the judges. I was also the oldest person in the competition. I think that impressed them as well.
All of the contestants were given a minute and a half to skate the park. It was a great freestyle session and I managed to pull off a few nice tricks. I had no illusion of winning whatsoever. I just entered to have fun.
I was really surprised to find out that I was in the Top 5 skaters.
We were then given 5 minutes to pull off the best tricks that we could.
They gave out three new boards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. I didn’t win and I didn’t expect to. The top 3 skaters deserved their prize.
But a little later into the event, the organizer and MC of the event gave me this board.
Isn’t it gorgeous?
I needed a new board too. My old one is really banged up. It has a few cracks in it and a big chunk taken out of one end.
I can’t wait to get this thing put together with some grip tape. I’ll share pictures when I get it put together.