Tag: Thomson Skate Jam
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 »
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 »
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 »
Massive crowds enjoyed some insane bowl skating at the annual Thomson Skate Jam last Saturday. The weather turned it on for us and without a doubt the event went down a treat for all involved, the place was buzzing!!
Well done to the Cheapskates Store team riders, Dan Kelcher for slaying it in the 16 & Unders, also to Vinnie Bolt and Liam Currie for 1st and 2nd in the 13’s. Lindsey Bae took 2nd in the Open with an unexpected Swiss tourist by the name of Cedric blowing minds and taking 1st and Best Trick!!
Some gnarly tricks went down including Josh Bamfords ridiculous ollie to the flat in the big end, 10ft+ plus! And quite possibly some of the biggest airs the bowl has seen went down that day!
A huge thank you going out to Richard Logchies, the … Read More »
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!!!
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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Dan Kelcher » Front Indy
The annual Thomson Skate Jam took place last Saturday. Amongst the heavily hit suburb of New Brighton the local skate facility showed no obvious signs of earthquake damage. Over 400 people enjoyed the free event which kicked off with a demo from the ‘locals only’ skate crew.
The bowl competition was the highlight of the event with 42 competitors as young as 7 year old Harry Kitchen right through to 50 year old local Mike Smith. People crowded around the bowl to witness some of the finest skateboarders in Christchurch.
The level of skating was pretty high and some amazing skateboarding took place at the skatepark which was upgraded nearly two years ago. Bowl skating has thrived in Christchurch since the upgrade and this was evident on the day. Carnage was kept to a minimum with the only … Read More »