Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul When: Sunday, May 28th // All Day
The Familia team will once again host the skate competitions at this year’s Soundset Music Festival. There will be open skating all day, but there will also be a jam style best trick contest leading up to the Showdown at 4PM. The skate contests are a good way to mix things up between performances at Soundset, if you have some extra time make sure to stop by.
The Zoo York guys were recently in Barcelona taking time off to shred while they tour Europe. For those that don’t know, Barcelona is a skaters paradise with minimal security and LOTS of awesome spots to hit around town. Check it out for yourself above and stay tuned for more.
Location: 835 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Saturday, September 10th @ 4PM
The guys from Primitive Skateboards will be at Familia’s HQ this Saturday. The team features some of the skate world’s top guns in Paul Rodriguez and Shane O’Neill, as well as youthful talent like Nick Tucker and Wacson Mass. The demo portion of the event begins at 4PM sharp, while the signing starts at 6PM. Make sure to get there early in order to secure a decent spot.
The Zoo York crew recently hit up the city of Barcelona capturing a solid amount of good footy. Ron Deily, Dave Willis, Gavin Nolan and Chaz Ortiz all make appearances in the video, it’s clear that Zoo York definitely has a promising future. Check out the clip above and keep an eye out for more.
The boys from VICELAND and Thrasher are finally ready to roll out King of The Road 2015. This year’s contest will feature Birdhouse, Toy Machine, and Chocolate; 3 well equipped teams who each have pretty storied histories. In episode 1, King of The Road’s creator Michael Burnett, gives a little history lesson while reminiscing on previous years. A good time no doubt, click the link below to check out the 1st installment via VICELAND’s official website.
Filmmaker Darren Dyk has been dropping gems as of late showcasing the art of skateboarding in very unconventional ways. His latest video adds fire and rain to the madness making for quite the visual. Darren and Beyond Slow Motion are definitely onto something, check out “Burn 2” above and stay tuned for more.
VICE recently announced that they will be picking up Thrasher’s “King of The Road” series for their new VICELAND channel. For those that don’t know, Thrasher Magazine has thrown their “King of The Road” competition annually since 2003, along the way a plethora of stars have tried their hand at the cash prize & glory. The competition revolves around a point A to B journey across America, each team is given a manual that contains tasks to complete as well as tricks to complete, each of these tasks/tricks having a point value. Birdhouse, Chocolate, and Toy Machine will be this year’s competing teams, all have housed legendary skaters throughout the years. Hopefully it stays true and doesn’t get to gimmicky for TVs sake, check out the trailer above and keep an eye out for episode 1.
The guys from Familia Skateshop recently linked up with the Ride Channel for a dope feature on Minneapolis. A city often slept on when it comes to skating, Minneapolis actually has a plethora of awesome spots and parks. The Familia skate team takes on downtown hitting up new spots as well as a few classics, towards the end the crew brings the party back to their Headquarters in Northeast. Check out the video above and be on the look out for more from the Familia team.
The good guys at Cal-Surf will be providing free grip-tape every Friday for the foreseeable future. Cons/Mob or Mini Logo grip-tape will be included with the purchase of any deck, get over to Uptown and get some fresh grips to finish the year right.