Category: 2011/12 Summer Series
Wintery weather didn’t stop us last Saturday from running our Big Chill event in Linwood park. Although the event lived up to its name again there were plenty of activities on offer to keep the blood pumping. This particular event we run as more of a community youth event than just a skate jam with activities ranging from 3 on 3 BBall with a shoot out comp, a game of touch rugby, free skate hire and of course the best trick skate comp which went down a hit with a good line up of local talent across both divisions.
Thanks to MaiFM for cooking up the BBQ and Hellers for the free sausages. Cheers also to the Salvation Army for rocking down with free hot chocolates for everyone.
Our friends from White Elephant helped out with the sounds and DJ for the … Read More »
Here’s to another awesome summer of skate events being thrown down in Christchurch, until the weather warms again…
Cade Wilson Russ » Noseblunt
Will Hobbs » Bluntslide
Ben McConnell » Switch back tail
Nick-Butcher » Badge of commitment
Joe Sass Hill » Nosegrind
Jack Dargan » Front board
Sean Burgess » Overcrooks
Vinnie Bolt » BS Disaster
Dan Kelcher » Backside Boneless
Jack Woodrow » Nosegrind to the flat
James Kingston » Tailpop over the fence
John Van Citters » Ollie North
Jacob Schweikl » Frontside 180
Matt Johnston » Frontside Smith
Jordan Kidd » 360 Flip
Zak Mclean » Hardflip
Josh Stewart » Blindside ollie transfer
Josh Bamford » 5-0
Ned Simpson » Pivot to fakie
Dan Kelcher » 5-0
Jordan Kidd » Benihanna
Lindsay Bae » Smith grind over the love seat
Matt steering some scooter kids away from the dark side
Common Ground putting on a show
James Kingston » Bluntslide transfer
Brad Christensen » Kickflip to flat
After a little quiet patch we’re teaming up with Mai FM, Eastgate Mall, the Christchurch City Council and heaps of other awesome folk to put on the Big Chill. Not only will there be skating, free gear hire, trick tips and our best trick comp, but there will also be 3 on 3 basketball, a shoot out comp, turbo touch rugby, all washed down with a free BBQ!
Come down from 11am til 2pm on Saturday 30th June at Linwood Skatepark, get active and warm up as we head into winter. See you there!
Matt Johnston » Crooks
Sadly, our summer skate jam series has come to an end. We were warmly welcomed out at Rolleston skatepark on Saturday to a whole park of skateboarders for a change! It was a pleasant surprise for us here at the Skate Skool and we were amped to round out the 2011/2012 summer series with solid skateboarding event.
Things got pretty heavy all of a sudden when Kingston, Josh Bamford and Jordan Kidd stepped up to the garden gap. Props to Josh for stomping a kicky first pop with Kingston super close to landing a Tre, one more attempt we reckon he would of had it. James stepped up in the comp with a drop in off the railing behind the big quarter taking 1st – no surprises there.
The comp was sick right through all divisions, the young guns … Read More »
Brad Christensen » Kickflip to flat
As the days get shorter and weather turns wilder we count down our last couple of events of the 2011/2012 summer series. Saturday’s Jellie Skate Jam was a good day for all and lucky for us the weather stayed on our side.
Over the summer we have noticed some incredible talent coming through in the younger divisions with the likes of the 9 y/o Schweikl twins (Jacob and Dion) who have been turning heads over the last few comps, meaning a bright future ahead for NZ skateboarding. It’s cool to see more girls getting down to our events too!
Thanks to all that came down and all the sponsors who helped make it happen – The Christchurch City Council – Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board, Cheapskates, Sport Canterbury, Sport New Zealand and Skullcandy.
Best Trick Competition:
10 & Under
1st – Dion … Read More »
As the days are getting shorter and cooler, the 2011/2012 season is slowly drawing to a close for the Cheapskates Skate Skool — not to mention we’re going to be back with an even bigger season of events in the upcoming 2012/13 Summer.
To sign things off (aside form the Big Chill in July), we’re heading out to Rolleston Skatepark this Saturday from 12-3pm. Best trick comp, learn to skate with the Skate Skool team, and free gear hire is available.
Updates on Facebook for this event are here.
See you all there!
Ned Simpson » Frontside air transfer
The Thomson Bowl Jam has become the biggest bowl skating competition of the South Island and definitely the highlight of our Summer skate jam series.
Last Saturday’s event certainly lived up to expectations — the whole place was buzzing with activity with a crowd of over 500! It wasn’t without your typical Christchurch Easterly wind, so we were constantly cleaning sand and dust out of the bowl, but besides that the weather was great.
The young guns weren’t holding back with the likes of 12 y/o Vincent Bolt setting the level and taking 1st in the 13 & under division. The 16 and under division was next level and if it wasn’t for poster boy, Dan Kelcher’s winning run it would of been one hell of a task to judge. At only 14 years old, Dan was … Read More »
Ben McConnell » Switch Backside Tail
A return trek down to the infamous Ashburton Skatepark took place last weekend, where skaters flocked from around Canterbury to attend. The sun came out and tricks went down — in front of a decent sized crowd too! During the free skate time before the comp there were a number of young skaters geared up and having a go with the Skate Skool team lending a hand where needed. The best trick comp started with young rippers Hamish and Jeremy hitting up some big tricks for people of such small stature.
The hammers came out in the older divisions with Ariki’s smooth backside feeble on the rail, Vincent’s signature backside disaster on the quarterpipe, local legend Sean Burgess’ ballsy kicky frontboard on the rail and Ben McConnell’s insane ability to switch 360 flip pretty much anything … Read More »
The second ever Hornby Skate Jam went down last Friday evening at a random old-skool speed skating rink on Main South Road. Over 100 people cruised down to check us out. The sun was out and the vibe was good as young and old took to the track or the mobile skatepark for a late afternoon jam.
The banked track meant we could mix it up and run a few races including a tick tack race as well as the usual best trick comp.
The 9 y/o Schweikl twins were ripping but it was Dion that took 1st followed very closely by Jacob. James Kingston took it away in the open and the groms were on form too. Andy was there to capture some of the event, check out the pics below!
10 & Under
1st – Dion Schweikl
2nd – Jacob Schweikl
13 & Under
1st … Read More »
It’s that time again, get your big softies on and get ready get high! The annual Thomson Bowl Jam is coming up on the 24th March from 12-4pm and has a whopping prize pool to the value of $2500 up for grabs! Divisions are 13 & Under, 16 & Under, Girls and Open. There’s also gonna be a best trick comp, free gear hire and trick tips from the Cheapskates Skate Skool team, as well as a free BBQ!
Sign out summer in style, see you there!
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