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WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD STRONG COMMUNITIES
Fantastic photos by Donna Hopper
GO SKATE DAY 2016
OUR BIGGEST BASH YET!!!
GO SKATE DAY 2017
SWEAT, YOUTH AND FREEDOM
SKATE FREE ALL WINTER
SEARCHMONT SKATE SANCTUARY
SEARCHMONT MINI RAMP -
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SCSA would like to thank all our members, volunteers, participants and sponsors that made this Go Skate Day our biggest one yet!
That all the countless hours in meetings, clearing red tape, pushing past bureaucracy and last minute hustle combined to create an amazing community event that kicks off the summer!
A big shout out has to go out to our sponsors, many of whom are with us for the very first time, we want to say thanks, without your community-minded support this event would not be possible.
The bands; The Din, A Dire Setback and Electric Church provided the striding bass lines and amplified riffs, a soundtrack of ferocity which gripped participates in an energy laced mania, fueling the maelstrom masses to perform.
And perform they did. An “all ages” skateboard competition provided what only a sport once thoughts of as only for deviants and delinquents could. Starting with a beginner’s division that comprised contestants as young as 6 whose tricks were championed by a combined echo of enthusiastic parents and punk vocals. The event culminated with advanced contenders battling
through rancorous self-doubt and nervous legs. Tricks practiced and perfected through long hours of frustration, hurt and repetition whose daylight acrobatic execution now summoned something instinctive, almost primal from the crowd’s eruptive applauses.
GoSkateDay2017 was a celebration, a fantastic display of sweat, youth and freedom.
Need a place to skate while there’s still crap-brown snow on the ground?
Now you can head up to Searchmont Community Centre every Sunday to get a tight session in.
Bring your own boxes and rails to practice tricks in a warm auditorium or use other obstacles already set up to shred.
Free - Every Sunday (10am – 7pm)
Searchmont Community Centre.
734 HWY 532, Searchmont ON
Get the down-low from Travis, he’s a champ!
Special shout-out to Tidal Records for their sponsorship.
You want to ride some sweat mini-vert?
Want some transition to sooth your soul?
Then head over to the Searchmont Community Center.
HOW TO FIND US
Follow highway 556 and highway 532 into Searchmont. It's about a 45 minute drive north of Sault Ste Marie. The ramp is located in the back of the Searchmont Community Center.
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Amazing video by Adam Gualtieri
AMAZING THINGS AT THE WELLINGTON SQUARE MALL
The Rad Zone (Radical Records) established by Paul "Monk" Muncaster in 1984, was the first place to sell skateboards in
Sault Ste Marie and surrounding area. For over 32 years Paul has been supporting skaters, skate events and skater-creator
businesses. Always willing to lend a hand, take a knee or guide anxious parents to the “right” setup. The shops fully stocked board walls, glass cabinets filled with hardware and enough apparel to keep you styling until the next time, never lets you down.
Whether you were a Ramp Rat, Sk8 Scum or a Grom, Paul and his crew have sold, griped and assembled your gear for over 32 years, mad respect. So don’t be a poser and support the store that started it all.
CHECK OUT - THE RAD ZONE
Before you plan your next session, filming day or just want to have a trouble free skate check the world’s best SCSA Skate-Forecast for all your local skate weather related needs.
CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE YOU GO
On these steps a new beginning for skateboarding was sparked. That was 1994, when Sault skaters realized that if they were going to build for the future it would have to be together. Passion alone for their individualistic sport couldn’t bend political will, nor push past bureaucratic barriers. Change would be had as a collective or not at all…then they all moved away.
As the years passed, a new generation of home-grow skaters emerged who witnessed countless skateparks erected in smaller more remote towns, while their much larger town still had none. It begged the question: when is our time? When do we build? After much conversation and frustration with lack of action, the Superior Community Skatepark Association (SCSA) was formed in 2003. This non-profit community group focused on meeting the needs of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma area skateboarders. Their mandate is to work with public and private interests in building a strong and vibrant community.
SCSA was instrumental in developing a temporary wooden skatepark as a holdover facility in which to host fundraiser efforts, youth programs, competitions, and various outdoor events. Phase One of a development plan broke ground with the support of friends, families, grandmas and grandpas, as well a sizable grant from the Trillium Foundation.
Phase One has become a case study in “if you build it, they will come”. Participants can now be seen using the park from as early as mid-March to late as December. It has surpassed expectations as a facility for youth to congregate and express their talent, and has grown into a safe place where parents can introduce their children to a sport where infinite creativity leads to endless possibilities.
THE MEETING AT CITY HALL THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING
ATTENTION skaters and non-skaters. Anyone and everyone interested in hearing about upcoming events, Phase Two Developments, Fundraising Initiatives, Skate Camp or just want to burn through some volunteer hours, then sign up.
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