Sean Malto and Shane O’Neill survived a hard-fought semi-final to advance to the final, joining Torey Pudwill, Luan Olivera, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Chris Cole, and number one qualifier Nyjah Huston in a battle of epic proportions that would feature multiple 9 point+ trick scores. The lead shifted from moment to moment and the crowd was on the edge of their seats on every single run. The CA Skateparks designed and built course at the Jobing.com arena in Arizona brought out some of the highest performance skateboarding yet seen in Street League competition.
Paul Rodriguez took top honors in Arizona, earning $150,000 and posted two 9.0′s along the way to set the bar just out of reach of Chris Cole and Ryan Sheckler who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. This was Paul’s first victory of the 2012 tour and cemented his place in the Street League 2012 finals in New Jersey. Chris Cole took home $10,000 in the Chevy Overdrive best trick competition.
The crowd was hyped up!
Rob Dyrdeck, Joe C, and Paul Rodriguez
Check out streetleague.com for the expanded results and standings and for more information on next months’ championships in New Jersey.
The Maloof Money Cup in Flushing Meadows, New York is coming up once again!!
June 4rth and 5th will bring a wave of professional skaters, for the second year in a row, to skate the outdoor park designed and built by California Skateparks. The skate park has received a few modifications to be sure the course is still in the best condition. Be sure to watch the event live on Fuel TV.
On Friday July 22nd, 2011, the city of Los Angeles held it’s grand opening for the Westchester Skate Plaza. The 13,000 square foot Skate Plaza was designed and built by CA Skateparks and features a variety of elements designed for hardcore street skating. Eric Koston and Steve Berra of the Berrics were on hand for the opening celebration along with a host of other pros including Luan Oliviera, David Gonzales, Curren Caples, Pat Duffy, Kurtis Colamonico, and Braydon Szfranski. Champion of the skate plaza project and Los Angeles city councilmember Bill Rosendahl presided over the day’s events. Skaters came from as far away as Carson City, Nevada to skate the plaza on opening day. The Westchester Skate Plaza was made possible by funding from the city of Los Angeles and a generous contribution from the Annenberg Foundation. CA Skateparks donated some extra features to round out this excellent new skate facility.
Huge turnout at the opening!
These guys came all the way from Carson City, Nevada to skate the new Westchester Skate Plaza…
Etnies Skatepark 16,000 square foot expansion is progressing well. The weather forecast delayed this million dollar expansion, but now the clear skies have shifted this build into first gear. The city of Lake Forest, California is anticipating the opening of this 60,000 square foot skatepark in their community.The additions will make this skatepark one of the biggest free skateparks in the United States!
The expansion will add a street run with six stairs, manny pad, A-frame bump, mini bowl, and additional alterations to the existing park. Our crews are hard at work tying in the existing drainage and making sure all the grading turns out accurately so we can build the park exactly how the skaters want it.
California Skateparks, Nike SB, LA84, and the Paul Rodriguez Skateboarding Foundation are proud to announce the grand opening of the Lincoln Park Skate Spot in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, March 5th @ 2 p.m. Stop by to meet and skate with the Nike SB team riders, including P Rod! Admission is free and food & beverages will be provided!
Lincoln Park is a collaboration between all aforementioned presenters. The park was designed by CA skateparks with help from key employee and legendary professional skater Lance Mountain, received support from the LA84 Foundation, and was built by yours truly. With the addition of this park, Los Angeles continues to become the premier skateboarding destination in the world.
Joe Ciaglia and Colby Carter worked with professional skateboarder Sean Malto and Dan Askew from Escapist skate shop to design a new skate spot for the Street League rider. The skate spot is an indoor, concrete park that is 8,866 sq. ft. and located in Malto’s hometown of Kansas City. California Rampworks provided construction documentation and worked with California Skateparks to build the facility in a little over 2 weeks. See some pictures below and check back for some footage of their first session!
California Skateparks is working hard putting some final touches in Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory. This preparation for the filming of Season Four has all of us hyped in anticipation to see what Rob plans to bring this year. Stay tuned…
A second DC commercial was filmed in the back lot of the California Skateparks headquarters with professional DC rider, Nick Dompierre. Built by California Skateparks, this artificial Hollywood set is just like you would see in the movies, contructed from 3/4 inch thick plywood and then covered in texture to replicate real concrete. Add a concrete ramp, lights, cameras, and pro’s and watch the experts create an amazing national ad campaign.
California Skateparks joins forces with the Berrics to develop the 1st Berrics endorsed public skate spot in Los Angeles, California. The presentation to the community given by Joe Ciaglia, Steve Berra, and Eric Koston was successful. The parks board was fully in favor of the Westchester project. Stay tuned for updates as the project progresses.
I Path Team spends a day out skating at two of the finest skateparks in Los Angeles,Stoner Skate Plazaand Venice Beach Skatepark.California Skateparks is proud to be the designer/builder of 20,500 sq. foot Stoner Skate Plaza and the builder of 16,000 sq. foot Venice Beach Skatepark.