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Abbotsford’s Katerina Hill sliding into World Skate Games

Local longboarder set to represent Canada later this year at Argentina-based event

 

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Council mulls change to plans for building Langley’s largest new park

Yorkson Community Park is a long-term phased project

 

The first of what organizers expect to be many 7 Generations Cup skateboarding competitions came to a close in Langley. It ran Friday to Sunday, June 10 to 12 at Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

3-day Langley contest makes skateboarders feel appreciated as athletes

White Rock competitor off to Europe next for Olympic street qualifiers

  • Jun 15, 2022

 

The 7 Generations Cup features a variety of events across its three-day span, including an all-terrain contest, a freestyle cup, trick battles, and a mini-ramp challenge. It also included pow wow dancers, Indigenous drummers and singers, a basket repatriation ceremony, Indigenous vendors, and more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Indigenous skateboarders prepares for Olympics at Langley competition

Three-day event also included vendors market, food, dance, and more

The 7 Generations Cup features a variety of events across its three-day span, including an all-terrain contest, a freestyle cup, trick battles, and a mini-ramp challenge. It also included pow wow dancers, Indigenous drummers and singers, a basket repatriation ceremony, Indigenous vendors, and more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
The 7 Generations Cup is a skateboarding competition that started on Friday, June 10. The ticketed event is scheduled to run until Sunday, June 12 at Langley Events Centre, and is open to the public. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Skateboarders flying from around the globe to Langley

Competitors prepare for first-ever ‘7 Generations Cup’

The 7 Generations Cup is a skateboarding competition that started on Friday, June 10. The ticketed event is scheduled to run until Sunday, June 12 at Langley Events Centre, and is open to the public. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Artwork by Métis artist Jean Paul Langlois for Brenda Knights and Jason Bothe’s skateboard brand, Bentwood Skateboards. (Contributed photo)

B.C. couple commissions Indigenous art for skateboards

Brenda Knights and Jason Bothe run initiatives to get Indigenous youths skateboarding

Artwork by Métis artist Jean Paul Langlois for Brenda Knights and Jason Bothe’s skateboard brand, Bentwood Skateboards. (Contributed photo)
Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup being held in Langley next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to region for the first time

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup being held in Langley next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jon Reusch, one of Langley City’s newest residents, is hoping to grow the skateboard community. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

New Langley resident aims to grow skateboard community

Jon Reusch held an informal skate session and hope to organize more

  • Nov 13, 2021
Jon Reusch, one of Langley City’s newest residents, is hoping to grow the skateboard community. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
White Rock’s Andy Anderson competes in the men’s park skateboarding preliminary heats at the Tokyo Summer Olympics on Aug. 5. Though he didn’t advance to the final round, he gained a fan in legendary skater Tony Hawk. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

B.C. skateboarder earns praise from legendary skater Tony Hawk

Skateboard icon calls Andy Anderson “an awesome skater” during podcast appearance

White Rock’s Andy Anderson competes in the men’s park skateboarding preliminary heats at the Tokyo Summer Olympics on Aug. 5. Though he didn’t advance to the final round, he gained a fan in legendary skater Tony Hawk. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Atendees of the 2016 Dario Jam watch as a skateboarder jumps some stairs at the South Surrey skate park. This year’s event is set for Aug. 28. (File photo)

Skateboarding, BMX event aims to honour memory of slain South Surrey teen

Dario Jam, named for Dario Bartoli, scheduled for Aug. 28 at South Surrey skate park

Atendees of the 2016 Dario Jam watch as a skateboarder jumps some stairs at the South Surrey skate park. This year’s event is set for Aug. 28. (File photo)
Andy Anderson competes in the Olympic qualifying skateboard event at Lauridsen Skatepark, Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

White Rock skateboarder snags spot in Summer Olympics

Andy Anderson battles injury en route to qualifying for Tokyo-hosted Games

Andy Anderson competes in the Olympic qualifying skateboard event at Lauridsen Skatepark, Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Donny’s Wax co-founders, Taro Milligan (left) and Erik Levings (right), take a picture with Donnie Irvine after surprising him with a brand-new skateboard. Submitted photo.

Abbotsford teens start skateboard-wax company named after friend with Down syndrome

Donny’s Wax to donate 10% of each sale to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society

Donny’s Wax co-founders, Taro Milligan (left) and Erik Levings (right), take a picture with Donnie Irvine after surprising him with a brand-new skateboard. Submitted photo.
In Eric Pinto’s Qualicum Beach home, the walls are lined with historic skateboards, many of them full setups of era-accurate components. Pictured behind Pinto is a collection of Alva Skates boards. (Emily Vance photo)

Vancouver Island home to one of Canada’s largest private skateboard collections

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

In Eric Pinto’s Qualicum Beach home, the walls are lined with historic skateboards, many of them full setups of era-accurate components. Pictured behind Pinto is a collection of Alva Skates boards. (Emily Vance photo)
(Grace Kennedy) Amateur skater Yuzuki Kawasaki, 8, competing at the 2017 World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships. Yuzuki, now 9, will return to this year’s contest.

World-renowned skaters return to Cloverdale country fair

Skaters from across the world to compete for $10,000 in prizes

(Grace Kennedy) Amateur skater Yuzuki Kawasaki, 8, competing at the 2017 World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships. Yuzuki, now 9, will return to this year’s contest.