LANCASTER, NY- California Skateparks has begun construction on a skate park in Lancaster in honor of a 14-year-old boy who was killed by a hit and run driver. The Bryce Buchholz Memorial Park will be located inside Keysa Park in Lancaster. Buchholz was an avid biker, and was riding his bike when he was hit and killed by a drunk driver in 2012. The Bryce Buchholz fund is still accepting donations in support of the park; click here to donate.
The eight greatest skateboarders in the world battled it out inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for the 2014 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB Super Crown World Championship built by California Skateparks. These eight SLS Pros made it into the Finals by dominating and ranking in the top eight standings for the 2014 Season. Nyjah Huston ultimately took the Championship with a remarkable victory on the final trick after going against some of the most talented skateboarders alive.
Here is it; the Street League Super Crown Course. Our crew is on site in New Jersey at Prudential Center constructing the course as you read this. Our California Skatepark crew builds the entire course in a mind-blowing 5 days!
Over the weekend the Youth Olympics Games in Nanjing China got their first taste of what street skateboarding would be like as an Olympic sport! Professional skateboarders Chris Cole and Sean Malto skated on the Street League inspired street course we constructed to give spectators a glimpse of how amazing skateboarding truly is. Considered as a “testing stage” to the International Olympics Committee, skateboarding is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
This past Friday hundreds of San Pedro locals celebrated the opening of the Peck Park Skate Park. This mostly transition skate park is exactly what the San Pedro local skater wanted. The visitors skated into the night with a local DJ mixing it up.
“What do you get when you put roller sports, skateboarding, sports climbing and wushu all together? A super cool venue with world-class athletes, all showcasing their amazing sports at the Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab!
For the first time in the short history of the Youth Olympic Games, this summer will see the arrival of this brand new concept tests out new sports to be considered for future Olympic games. These four sports will bring their top 16 international and Chinese athletes to Nanjing to showcase their awesome professions to the world in a program of performances each day.
– www.Olympic.org (Official Website of the Olympic Movement)
“What does that mean for skateboarding?” you ask. That skateboarding is currently in the “testing stages” of being considered as an official Olympic sport. You read correctly, the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics will be the stage for skateboarding’s “debut” and “first step” to making its way to becoming an Olympic sport.
A group looking to seize the moment is the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF), which regulates skateboarding worldwide. It has applied to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be officially recognized, which is the first step to joining the Olympic program, and the early signs are that the IOC is warming to the idea.
For the first time in history, skateboarding, along with a handful of other sports, will get a taste of the Olympics at this summer’s youth games in Nanjing, as they are presented for the first time as “demonstration sports” in China. The world’s top skate park builder, California Skateparks was selected to design and build the street course. The street course is a design derived from the Street League Skateboarding layout, which will be a left as a permanent park when the event is over. In addition, sister company CA Ramp Works was chosen to construct the vert ramp.
California Skateparks builds Nyjahs Huston’s new private skate park. Nyjah’s new TF has everything necessary to stay at the top of the game as one of the worlds gnarliest skaters – “A” frame rails and ledges, a variety of stairs and hubba ledges, a wedge to wedge, a good hip, some flat land stuff, and even an assortment of transition elements to stay well rounded.
Congrats to Raven Tershy for winning this year’s Van Doren Invitational! Big thanks to Vans and Steve Van Doren for having us build the concrete bowl!
1. Raven Tershy
2. Charlie Blair
3. Murilo Peres
4. Ronnie Sandoval
5. Pedro Barros