Category: 2013/2014 Summer Series
It is with great excitement that we announce the 1st official Bowl Jam at the newly ungraded Washington Skate Park will be going down on Saturday 20th September! All are welcome to join in on a open bowl session followed by a jam format competition to top the day off and ‘up the ante!’ Divisions will be 13 & Under, 16 & under, Open Mens and Womans plus Veterans (35+). Live music will be pumping from the legendary Bass Factory Sound System with DJ’s Messenjah, Gooba and Twisted Dub on the mix!
The new bowl is no doubt the biggest and gnarliest in NZ and so come check out some on the ballsiest local skaters in an exhibition bowl skating/music jam session in the sun!!
Big ups to all the supporting sponsors for hooking up the goods for the comp and getting … Read More »
THTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY 26TH JULY DUE TO FORECASTED RAIN ALL WEEKEND.
The Big Chill Youth Jam is back again but this time at Jellie Park and set to be another fun filled day out for all ages. Join the Cheapskates Skate Skool and Learn to Skate with free gear hire available on the day.Once you’ve mastered some tricks, bust them out for sweet prizes in the competition.Also happening on the day will be a bouncy castle, Pedalmania ‘crazy bikes’, a free BBQ plus you can shoot some hoops with some Canterbury Rams players!
Join us these July school holidays for another Big Chill winter youth jam. 1st up were at Linwood Park on Saturday 12th with a whole array of activities going on to excite the whole family. Learn to skate, free BBQ, ‘Pedalmania’ crazy bikes will be there and so will a few of the Canterbury Rams with the Mai FM hoop. Theres also going to be a bouncy castle for the little ones so get the whole family together, grab your wheels and roll down for The Big Chill at Linwood Park on Saturday 12th July.
Thought we better do something over the South East side of town so we’re off to Hoon Hay. She’s not the flashest skate park in the land but we’ll be bringin’ in our mobile setup to spice things up a bit. Free gear hire will be available plus learn to skate with our team of instructors. Best Trick comp and a BBQ plus Pedalmania ‘crazy bikes’ will be there!
Most definitely one of the radest comps we’ve held went down last Saturday at Thomson Park, the place was buzzing with energy and a 500+ crowd of people we’re lucky enough to witness some incredible skating from shredders from across the South Island. This event has become the most highly anticipated jam on the calendar and the calibre of skating was proof of this! This was our 9th annual Thomson Bowl Jam and the level seems to jump up a notch every year! Local legend Dan Kelcher took honors in the Open division and respect to him for deciding to jump in with the Open Mens, even though he is still only 16! Without a doubt some strong bowl skaters coming through the ranks in the younger divisions also and we’re stoked to have 4 girls enter this year! A … Read More »
Okay folks, Sadly summer is coming to an end and with that comes the end of our Skate Jam series. We’ll make this one uber sweet with loads of prizes so ya’ll better get down and get involved! Free skate lessons will be on offer with gear hire available as per usual plus a best trick and big air competition!
This event will be going down alongside the Summerz End Youth Festival in Jellie Park so there will be loads a fun to be had.
Big thanks to all our loyal followers through the summer as well as the sponsors for helping make all our events happen especially to our title sponsor Cheapskates as well as Sport Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council for their ongoing support not to mention Skullcandy for additional prizes.
As we roll into the new year we’re stoked to announce its time again for the highly anticipated Thomson Skate Jam. Most definitely our biggest and gnarliest event of the summer, this is guaranteed to be another epic showcase of some of the South Islands best bowl skaters. Divisions this year include 13 & Under, 16 & Under Open Mens, Womens and new to this year a 30+ Veterans Division.
Alongside the Bowl Competition we will be offering free skateboarding lessons with free gear hire available so beginners are welcome to have a go! The Mai FM crew will also be down on the day to cook up a free BBQ and big thank to them and also Hellers for getting behind the event and donating the sausy’s!
With over $3000 worth of prizes up for grabs, get on down and be … Read More »
Waltham School is the place to be on the 1st Day of March! This event has a family focus with additional activities for the little critters including face painting and a bouncy castle as well as the usual learn to skate session and best trick competition on our mobile setup! Also, there will be prizes up for grabs in a basketball shoot out comp! Big thanks to Hellers for hooking up sausy’s for a free BBQ to feed the masses. Spread the word!
We continue our quest to share the stoke of Skate through Canterbury, and this time we head to Belfast. To a little less-known skate park on the out-skirts of the city. We’ll be bringin some ramps to set up on the court next to the mini ramp and it’ll be a fun day for sure. Free BBQ so bring the hunger! Free gear hire available plus learn to skate with our awesome team of instructors. See you there eh!
Hey Hornby! We’re heading your way next with our mobile skatepark! We’ll be setting up at Sockburn School and we’re bringing the Barbeque! Better grab your wheels and meet us there! What’s that? You don’t have wheels!! Then dont fret, you can borrow ours!!! We’ll have free skate hire plus you can master the basics with help from the Skate Skool Team. Bust out your best moves in the best trick comp for sweet prizes. Spread the word and we’ll see you next Friday!