oh yes – the girls are skateboarding in Cuba
Above Amiga Skate coach Arianna is teaching more girls. To see many more rad photos check out amigoskatecuba.
And it’s not just about girls having the opportunity to skate in Cuba. It’s amigos and amigas. Skateboarding isn’t for boys or for girls who are like boys or bla bla bla – skateboarding is for people.
Skate for transportation – skate for exercise – skate because it’s rolling yoga – skateboard because you can and help others skate if they want to. When skateboarding is for everyone – that’s fun – that’s stylish – that’s what I love seeing more of.
Also check out and expect more post because the next mission is June 16-23, 2016.
Clairemont Skate Park – aka as Mission Valley YMCA aka YMCA Krause Family Skate/Bike Park – has been home to this X-Game Vert Ramp for many years.
Since 2006 the ramp had been available to the public. However, it is San Diego area – so any wooden structure is like a boat – constant maintenance and eventually it needs replacement.
A new ramp is planned – it’s already onsite having come from the Dew Tour. So once again the public will have access to skate a professional competition ramp and if you build a ramp – the pros will come to skate it.
Southern California’s largest and longest running charity event Clash at Clairemont will be on Saturday June 25th this year. But you don’t have to wait till then to get involved.
I’ve started to document the vert replacement and I would love if you shared any pictures and stories you have from the original ramp. I’ll be talking to Andy Macdonald and I also want to hear from tons more – your first time on it – your best trick – the day you almost – share with me what this vert ramp meant to you & why you’re excited for the new one.
This time around there are countless opportunities to help from donating change, to signage.
Just call Charlie at Krause Family Skate/Bike Park
3401 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
And be checking for progress updates here!
XOXO Skating Fashionista
A mother has written a heartwarming Facebook message to thank a teenage boy for helping her daughter learn how to skateboard – despite getting teased by his friends.
Jeanean Thomas, from Cambridge, Ontario, told how her six-year-old daughter Peyton had been wanting to skate for months but was terrified because she thought it was ‘ only for boys’.
Thomas, 29, said she convinced Peyton to go to a skate park after explaining there was ‘no such thing as “girl things” and “boy things”‘, but when the pair arrived the place was full of teenage boys. – Daily Mail
If you don’t remember or haven’t read it please follow the link – it’s a wonderful story that shows that skateboarding isn’t for boys or girls and that “real” skaters want to share skateboarding.
Why am I blogging about this in February – go Canada Peyton is a Canadian skater girl. Below a shot from Jeaneanthomas IG.
Thanks Jeanean for encouraging your daughter and teaching her that it’s ok to ask for help and let others help you – we all grow when we help each other!