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Upcoming Event – Thomson Skate Jam

Posted by Scotty Buckner in 2014/15 Summer Series, Events. Comments Off on Upcoming Event – Thomson Skate Jam

16th March

We’re amping for this one! Its always a goodie and this years Bowl Jam wont disappoint! Join us in New Brighton as we host the Thomson Skate Jam. Alongside the multi division Bowl competition we will have our roaming Skate Skool instructors to help out any inspired beginners and with free gear hire available! This is a family friendly event for all ages. divisions on the day include 13 & Under, 16 & Under, Open Mens, Womans and a 30+ Veterans Division in a jam format comp with over $4k worth of prizes up for grabs. It all kicks off at midday with an hour long practice session and competition starting at 1pm. The Mai FM street team will be cooking up a free BBQ with other food vendors onsite. Come be a witness to some insane bowl shredding and … Read More »

Upcoming Event – Thomson Skate Jam

Posted by Scotty Buckner in 2013/2014 Summer Series, Events. Comments Off on Upcoming Event – Thomson Skate Jam

24th February

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 »

Upcoming Event – Thomson Park Bowl Jam

Posted by Scotty Buckner in 2012/2013 Summer Series, Events. Comments Off on Upcoming Event – Thomson Park Bowl Jam

21st February

It is with great excitement we present to you the 2013 Thomson Bowl Jam on Saturday 23rd March. This highly anticipated event is set to deliver some insane skateboarding to the people of Christchurch at the renowned Thomson Bowl of New Brighton.

Beginners welcome for a learn to skate session with the Skate Skool team from 12.00 – 1.00pm with free gear hire available through out the day.

Competition will kick off 1.00pm with rego from midday. Free to enter! Divisions: 13 & Under, 16 & Under, Open Mens/Wmns

Pads and Helmet recommended for competitors.

Best Trick Competition on the vert end.

We’re stoked to have Mai FM rocking down to cook up the free Hellers BBQ!

Big shout out to all the sponsors for the booty of prizes & for getting behind what will be an epic event you wont want to miss!!!

Thomson Bowl Jam 2012: Photos & Results

Posted by Andy in 2011/12 Summer Series, Events. Comments Off on Thomson Bowl Jam 2012: Photos & Results

29th March

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 »

BroFile #8: Ned Simpson

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5th March

Ned Simpson » Airwalk (angle one)

The other day I headed down to the notorious Thomson Park to get a few photos of local legend Ned Simpson. The one thing I noticed instantly about Ned is he’s happy, loving life. Day to day tasks include working at the New Brighton DC outlet store, skating the mini ramp there, them heading to TP to skate some more, pretty sweet. He put on a good show with some tricks that don’t come around that often like some pretty stylish airwalks, judo airs, and rocket airs to name a few. Although some of these didn’t get stomped for the photos, I’m sure with a little more time they would have been. Over to Ned…

Name: Ned Simpson.

Age? 19.

Reg­u­lar or goofy? Regular.

Fav local spot/skatepark: Thomson park.

Fav trick? Airwalk/fingerflips.

Street/Park/Bowl? Bowl and Park. — Why? It’s fast and … Read More »

BroFile #1: Liam Currie

Posted by Andy in BroFile. Comments Off on BroFile #1: Liam Currie

14th May

Liam-Currie » Backside Melon | Thomson Park | Photo » Andy Brown

Grom of the Month is a new feature on our blog, we’re going to be catching up with a young ripper each month firing them a few questions and snapping a few pics. A warm round of applause for our debut grom — Liam Currie.

Name: Liam Currie
Age: 11 years old
Years rolling: 4
Stance: Goofy
Fav local spot/skatepark: Thomson park
Fav Trick: 50 fakie
Street/Park/Bowl? – why? Street, coz its always fun looking for new spots to skate.
Who hooks ya up: Cheapskates
Fav all time skateboarder: Curren Caples
Fav Skate vid/last one you watched: Favourite – Volcom Lets Live , Last one I watched was Chicagof
Listenening to music while skating? – what tunes? When I do listen to tunes while skating its usually roots/rock/reggae stuff, Kings of Leon too.
Tight or loose trucks: Loose
Worst skating injury: Ripped … Read More »

Front Page Goodness

Posted by Andy in 2010/11 Summer Series, Events, Skate Skool. Comments Off on Front Page Goodness

28th March

After weeks of sombre earthquake related news flooding the front pages of The Press, it’s time to turn the tables and welcome the week on a higher note. The Thomson Skate Jam on Saturday went off big time, and our local ripper Dan Kelcher already famous from the poster has now graced the front page of the Press. You can read the online write up on Stuff here.

Keep an eye out for full results and photos posted here very soon.

Upcoming Event — Thomson Park Skate Jam

17th March

It takes more than mother nature’s wrath to stop us from putting on the Thomson Park Skate Jam! When this park was built, it was built to last. The earthquake may have caused havoc across our city but many of our parks still stand strong, including Thomson Park.

With a powerful combination of great people and sponsors coming together, we’re proud to announce this event will still go ahead. Spread the word, it’s going to be huge! Keep up to date with any updates on our Facebook page.

Saturday 26th March, 12–4pm (rain date Sunday 27th March)

$3,000 worth of prizes up for grabs!

12–1pm » Trick Tips & Demos with the Skate Skool & Practice for Bowl Comp
1–1:30pm » 13 & Under
1.30–2:15pm » 16 & Under
2.15–3:00pm » OPEN
3.00–3:45pm » FINALS
3:50pm » Prize Giving & … Read More »

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