Tag Archives: Vermont

She’s Trying

Tim share’s this video with the caption

She’s trying.

I’d go further & say she’s doing it.  We all start as beginners which can be scary no matter what you’re beginning.  There’s so many unknowns when you start anything.

You might fight out you don’t like the new “thing” or you might find out it’s your passion.  I think when you put it that way, you have ever reason to stop wondering and start doing.

Thanks Tim for encouraging – encouragement has the power to lift others up & give them courage until they find their own courage.





When I was doing the collage #girlscanskate USA I reached out to skaters and skate shops to find a girl in each state.

Vermont may be small in size but they are mighty with girl power.  Thanks to Talent Skatepark I found Hailsonrails aka Hailey Ronconi.

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When I asked Hailey why she skates

I skate because it’s insanely fun, mentally and physically challenging, and so so so rewarding to progress and get better – it’s an addicting feeling. I think it’s good for girls to skate because it helps you overcome challenges, work towards goals, and gain confidence both on and off your skateboard. I love helping coach the kids at Talent, especially the younger girls – we see more and more younger girls coming through the park every day!

Oh and if you’re looking for Hailey she’s not always in Vermont – she knows how to travel with her board.  Thanks Hailey for sharing your pictures, stories, and coaching other skaters.  More people skateboard when they see stylish people skateboarding & get encouragement!

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After a few false starts the real picture of #girlscanskate Vermont is below

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Thanks kaleahopal for sharing this picture from Burlington Skate Park.  More girls skateboard when they see stylish girls skateboarding and they get encouragement – which they must know in Vermont because they are making park improvements.  More skaters = more & updated skate parks!  Just another reason to support #girlscanskate.

The Burlington Skate Park Advisory Committee (SPAC)is working with CEDO and the Parks Department to build a new 20,000 sq ft cement skate park as part of the larger redevelopment of the Moran Plant. – for more information check out their Facebook page

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