Black by popular demand!

We’re hopping on the sale bandwagon with Blvd’s 2nd Annual BLACK SABBATH SALE.  Friday Nov.30 – Sunday Dec.01 we’re marking everything down 10-50%.

As a special bonus this year, every purchase over $100 will receive a free Blvd tshirt ($30 value)

Hope to see you all there!!

 

Battle Stars

Its been nearly a week since the Battle at Hastings IV went down and its honestly taken this long for my head to stop spinning long enough to write this post…

[0]: Louis Feller

 Full Photo Set here

I’ve had the opportunity to put on a lot of skate events (50 or so) over the years and know all too well the curse that is “anything that could go wrong – will”.  From rain, to blown PA’s, bad turnouts, injuries etc.

This event though was the COMPLETE OPPOSITE.  Every element of the day was fan – fricking-tastic!!  A week of rain turned into a beautiful Saturday. A ton a rad skaters came up from the US ( including Brad McClain, Charlie Blair, Danny Tumia, Mason Merlino, Cody Lockwood and many more). Renee Renee took the mic, Vinyl Ritchie manned the tables, nobody got hurt and best of all – a crowd of 600+ people packed the place!!   The stoke levels were off the charts. The air was buzzing and you could feel it from the first drop in to the last. Mind numbing skating was witnessed and Mother Hastings did not disappoint.  We showed the world that Vancouver is on the map when it comes to world class transition terrain and riders.  I feel very proud to have been a part of making this all happen and send massive shout outs to both Supra Distribution , Ultimate Distribution and Concrete Skateboarding Mag for getting behind it and doing such an amazing job with promotions, obstacles, filming and prizing.

Also shouts go out to Cariboo Brewing for keeping us all properly hydrated! (burrrrp)

Results:

10. Rick McCrank  (39.2)
9. Riley Boland (57.1)
8. Frank Shaw (57.5) $250.00
7. Sky Silej (57.8) $250.00
6. Sluggo (64.85) $300.00
5. Steve Reeves (67.5) $600.00
4. Adam Hopkins (67.85) $1000.00
3. James Clarke (72.1) $1500.00
2. Cody Lockwood (73.95) $3000.00
1. Brad Mcclain (81.75)  $6000.00 

 

I could literally go on for hours about it all….and if you missed it I’m truly sorry.  Hopefully these vids courtesy Ultimate Distribution and Supra Distribution will help ease the pain..

 

Battle At Hastings 2013 from Concrete Skateboarding on Vimeo.

Lowdown on the Showdown

T-minus 24 hrs!!!

Here’s a breakdown of things will look..

10am – 12pm: open practise
11am: Registration opens – everyone skating MUST register/pay/sign waiver
12pm – 1pm: Best jams on 3 bonus obstacles $1000 each!
1pm – 3:30pm : Qualifying Heats
4pm -4:45: Finals
5pm – Announce winners / Awards

Afterwards we are all going to the Press Box Pub located across the street at 2889 Hastings for celebratory brews and burgers!

See you all there!!

BAH4 – Registration is now full

The 30 pre-registration spots for The Battle at Hastings 4 have now all been filled.

**There will be a limited number of spots available on event day.

A complete list of entries will be posted soon…

We are really stoked on the turnout and can’t wait to see what’s going to go down. Thanks everybody!!

The Battle at Hastings IV !!

Battle of Hastings IV is bigger and more badass than ever!!
Boasting a prize purse of $15,000.00 cash, this outdoor [concrete bowl ] event is growing by leaps and bounds every year and is now the largest cash event in western Canada.
2013 also marks a milestone year as the event is a World Cup Skateboarding sanctioned competition.
World Cup sanctioning now gives big name skaters from around the world an even better reason to attend the event besides the awsomeness that Vancouver already has to offer.
There are some serious heavy hitters being rumoured to attend, however at this point I think it prudent to not make claims publicly and choose instead to let everyone be pleasantly amazed.
As always this event is free to watch but space is limited so arrive early.
Registration is now open. There are only 30 spots available and $15000.00 up for grabs. **All registrants are subject to approval**
If you would like to register a rider, please email INFO@BLVDSKATESHOP.COM
subject :  ”I Want to Battle!”
Here’s some of last years action via Supra Dist and Arnica Productions.

Josh Evin Memorial Jam 2013 – Aug. 06

Its time again for the annual pilgrimage to the Kootenays for the Josh Evin backyard bowl bash!  This event which has traditionally taken place in late June was moved ahead to August to avoid the cold and rain that’s plagued us the past 2 years. There’s nothing better than the Koots in the hot sun and we aim to soak it up big time!

So grab yer board, grab a tent and meet us there!!

Vans Roadblock 4 – Highlights !

Last Sunday Vans hosted the annual Roadblock contest on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver.

The premise is 4 shops are invited to build an obstacle and then our teams compete against each other one obstacle at a time. There’s a $1000 up for grabs per obstacle and although there’s no official “best obstacle” award – we take great pride in ensuring that we have it every year!

When the dust settled we were triumphant in winning 2 of the 4 obstacles with Langley’s Coastal Riders taking the other two.  Huge props to Blvd teamsters : Adam Hopkins, Des Hoostie, Conlan Killeen, Danny Hagge and newest member Adam Richter. The boys killed it all day!