It’s official! the West Los Angeles Courthouse is now skateable again! For skateboarding, this reopening is so monumental for many reasons. For me it was my local, everyday skate spot over 20 years ago. A place where my friends and I could hang out, skate, have a good laugh and create life long memories. Friendships were formed and bonded there. A lot of the greatest skateboarders displayed their amazing talent and style. Many video parts were filled with lines throughout it. When skateboarders from all over the world visited, they made sure they stopped by the courthouse to skate there. It was truly a global skateboarding landmark. Eventually skateboarding was no longer tolerated there and they banned and skate-stopped the spot in the early 2000′s. So it pretty much remained a wasteland up until this past Go Skateboarding Day. Nike SB had ‘California Skateparks’ renovate it to make it skateable for the day, but that was it. One day. But with the help of Nike SB, Stoner Park local Alec Beck, neighborhood chairman Jay Handal and Council-member Mike Bonin, they were able to come to the agreement to leave it as is and free for all to skate again. This is not only a win for skaters in the greater Los Angeles area, but a win for skateboarders worldwide. Because this is now hopefully a stepping stone for other skaters to try to get spots that are unskateable, « unlocked » for their skate community. With the right communication and determination, the possibilities can be endless. What’s the worse that could happen? They say « no ». As a skateboarder I’ve been told « no » for 2/3rd’s of my life. It’s now up to us to figure out how to make them say YES. »

Article Courtesy Kingpin.mpora.com



Street League LA 2014

Posted on July 28th, 2014

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Stop Two of the 2014 Street League Nike SB World Tour in Los Angeles was a non-stop nail biter. The Galen Center at USC housed a sold out crowd with an exciting LA skate atmosphere. Each heat was filled with edge-of-your-seat moments thanks to the highly talented roster of SLS Pros that competed and an amazing, innovative course built by California Skateparks.

Final Stop Two Results:
1. Nyjah Huston – 51.0
2. Chaz Ortiz – 49.2
3. Torey Pudwill – 48.3
4. Ryan Decenzo – 40.6
5. Luan Oliveira – 35.7
6. Shane O’Neill – 33.5
7. Paul Rodriguez – 14.8
8. Matt Berger – 7.3

Super Crown Qualifiers:
1. Nyjah Huston – 200
2. Luan Oliveira – 168
3. Torey Pudwill – 165
4. Shane O’Neill – 165
5. Paul Rodriguez – 161
6. Chaz Ortiz – 148
7. Matt Berger – 140
8. Ishod Wair – 136

Don’t miss any of the exciting Stop Two Los Angeles re-airs:
July 27th at 1:30AM ET on FOX Sports 2
July 28th at 8:00AM ET on FOX Sports 2
July 30th at 11:00AM ET on FOX Sports 2
July 30th at 9:00PM ET on FOX Sports 1
July 31st at 11:00AM ET on FOX Sports 1
July 31st at 1:30pm ET on FOX Sports 2
August 4th at 5:00am ET on FOX Sports 1
August 6th at 3:00pm ET on FOX Sports 2
August 6th at 11:00pm ET on FOX Sports 2



West SOMA Skate Park San Fransico

Posted on July 25th, 2014

We finished construction of San Francisco’s newest recreational spot the SOMA West Skate Park. Built under the Central Freeway where U.S. 101 turns into Octavia Street, the grand opening (7/1/14) had an increadible turnout. See project photos here.



Street League LA: Course Reveal

Posted on July 24th, 2014

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Nearing the end of the 2014 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB World Tour, Stop Two in Los Angeles, CA will be the final opportunity for the SLS Pros to earn their place in the 2014 Nike SB Super Crown World Championship in Newark, NJ. On Sunday, July 27th, inside the Galen Center at USC, California Skateparks will unveil yet another innovative course design with features never before seen in a SLS event. This Los Angeles course sets up many challenges for the Pros, forcing them to be innovative and progressive with their trick selection. It sets the perfect stage for an exciting event with a story to tell at every turn.



Diamond Supply Co. Skate Plaza

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

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This Thursday, July 24th, at 5pm PST the Diamond Supply Co. Public Skate Plaza will officially open to the public. We are celebrating the opening by inviting all of you out to celebrate and be the first to skate the Plaza with SLS & Diamond Pros. Come on out for a great time and tons of giveaways! This exciting new Plaza, located at Hazard Park in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, has been made possible by Diamond Supply Co., the Street League Foundation and the California Endowment.

The Diamond Supply Co. Public Skate Plaza at Hazard Park came to life after the Street League Foundation approached The California Endowment last year about working together to create healthy and sustainable communities by constructing safe, legal and accessible places for everyone to skate.

Through a grant from The California Endowment, the Street League Skateboarding Foundation donated $160,000 to the construction of a brand new skate plaza at Hazard Park, but needed to find a matching grant in order to effectuate the initial $160,000 donation. Nick Diamond, founder of Diamond Supply Co., generously donated the remaining balance for the completion of what will now be known as the Diamond Supply Co. Public Skate Plaza.

Seeing that the Plaza opens just two days before Stop Two of the 2014 Street League World Tour in Los Angeles inside the Galen Center at USC, we are in store for one heavy weekend! The competition is looking fierce as we head into Stop Two, and you don’t want to miss a minute of the action.

If you’re in the LA area, make your way to Hazard Park in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles tomorrow, July 24th, at 5pm. You can be the first to skate the new Diamond Supply Co. Public Plaza with SLS & Diamond Pros. See the flyer below for full details.

And make sure to tune in and watch all the excitement of Stop Two live on FOX Sports 1, Fox Sports Go and international viewers tune into streetleague.com for the official webcast, starting at 1:40pm PST.

Hazard Park:
2298 Norfolk St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Peck Park Skate Park: Photos

Posted on July 14th, 2014

We are extremely happy with how the Peck Park Skate Park in San Pedro CA turned out! Official grand opening date TBA.

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Nike SB Pop Up Skate Spot Brooklyn NY

Posted on July 8th, 2014

The pop up skate spot we designed and built for Go Skateboarding Day had an epic sports theme. One section was a golf theme complete with skateable sand-trap, rake, custom fabricated putter and golf ball. The other sections featured a miniature soccer field and a custom mini ramp featuring a basketball court with dunking capabilities.
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Street League Chicago Was Epic!

Posted on June 30th, 2014

Stop One of the 2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour was insane! Nyjah once again walks away victorious after edging out Shane and Luan in the final moments of the Control Section.

Final Standings:
1st Nyjah Huston
2nd Luan Oliveira
3rd Shane O’Neill
4th Torey Pudwill
5th Bastien Salabanzi
6th Paul Rodriguez
7th Matt Berger
8th Tommy Sandoval

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The new Skate and Parkour Park we built for the of City of Lathrop, CA opens tomorrow, June 26, 2014. Designed by Wormhoudt Inc, Lathrop Skatepark will feature a a bowl and a street section for skateboarders and BMX enthusiasts! This 16,000 sq ft skate park also has terrain specially designed for Parkour.

Located: 450 Spartan Way, Lathrop, CA 95330
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

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The Lummi Nation Skate Park we built celebrated their grand opening in Bellingham, WA!

Make It count 2014 International Skate Contest Series at the Toyama Skatepark we designed in Japan.