• FUBU 6 – Toronto Girls Longboarding


    Attention call to all North American lady shredders, this August 26th and 27th Toronto Girls Longboarding is hosting the sixth FUBU (For Us By Us), an all-girls race and dance weekend in Toronto, Canada.
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    FUBU 6 is hosted by ladies to encourage and support female riders of all levels in the Toronto skate scene, attendees come from all all over Ontario as well as the U.S. It was originally created by our own Cindy Zhou and the legacy continues strong.
    The 2016 event had 40 attendees and are expecting an even bigger turn out for this year. Watch all previous FUBU events HERE.
    On Saturday there’s  a sunset cruise and party and on Sunday a beginner’s and advanced slalom, time trials, push race and dancing contest. Yes, all pretty epic.
    Check out the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/748083115352217/ and confirm assistance. Expect loads of fun, great prizes and massive girl stoke. We will also be supporting the event through our Instagram account as some of the Toronto Girls Longboarding will be taking over.
    All photos by Jonathan Nuss for Skate Invaders. We love you Nuss and see you there!
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  • Florence Open Skate 2017 – 40 Years of Skateboarding


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    Exactly 40 years ago – in 1977 – a group of youngsters in Florence discovered the existence of skatebord, learned how to skate and chose as their favourite home spot the Viale Poggi. Today like 40 years ago, on June 4th, skaters will be again riding Viale Poggi during the Florence Open Skate “the Longskate event with the most beautiful view in the world”. Once again this year Fortezza Asd, the longskate association of Florence, is organizing the event which has become a “cult” among the longskate events in Italy. This year’s will be the 6th edition.

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    Riders of any kind and age coming from every part of Italy and also from Europe take part at the event which sees also the presence of a lot of girls. A day of shredding all together in a relaxing and festive atmosphere, in a location famous all over the world for the amazing view of Florence. The event is sponsored by the Comune di Firenze and by many italian and european producers and distributors of longskate.

    There will be also a competitive SLIDE JAM for adults, girls and grommets. A special area will be dedicated to Longskate Dancing.

    Watch the video of the previous edition at the end of the article.

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    Giusto 40 anni -nel 1977- fa alcuni ragazzi fiorentini scoprirono l’esistenza dello skateboard, impararono ad andarci e ben presto elessero il viale Poggi come uno il loro home spot preferito. Oggi come allora, il 4 giugno, gli skaters saranno ancora una volta sul Viale Poggi per il Florence Open Skate, “l’evento di Longskate con il panorama più bello del mondo”. Fortezza Asd organizza anche quest’anno il Florence Open Skate -ormai alla sesta edizione- è diventato un vero e proprio “classico” tra gli eventi di Longskate in Italia.

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    I riders arrivano da varie parte d’Italia e d’Europa sia per fare skate in una location spettacolare, il Piazzale Michelangelo, la collina di Firenze con un panorama unico sulla città sia per po’ la piacevole atmosfera rilassata e festaiola. “Girare insieme”,  grandi, piccoli e tantissime ragazze! Non mancherà  la parte competitiva con una SLIDE JAM; Il Florence Open Skate ha il Patrocinio del Comune di Firenze ed il supporto di molti prestigiosi marchi del settore che premieranno i migliori e più fortunati atleti; saranno presenti anche alcuni dei migliori artigiani italiani che metteranno a disposizione dei riders le loro creazioni per test e comparazioni. Uno spazio del percorso sarà dedicato ai neofiti ed agli specialisti del “Dancing”.

    Questo il video dell’edizione 2016:

     

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  • IDF’s Keep It High in Philippines WQS results!


    IDF‘s Keep It High WQS is a wrap. Even though many of us are still in grieve due to the tragic event that happened during Philippine’s VLT where riders Lorraine & Nikki were senselessly murdered, IDF‘s Keep it High race took place this past weekend in Batangas, also Philippines with many international riders.

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    We still smile <3 Jenny, Julia, Sylvia, Suzie, Abigail and Elissa. Photo credit Elissa Mah

    The race started dry and sunny and ended up all wet. Still everyone gave their best. LGC New Zealand Ambassador Elissa Mah took first (congrats!!!) followed by current IDF’s #2 Woman world ranked Jenny Schauerte and local Abigail Viloria on third. Congrats ladies!

    Womens Podium:
    1. Elissa Mah (New Zealand)
    2. Jenni Schauerte (United Kingdom)
    3. Abigail Viloria (Philippines)
    4. Julia Barklow (USA)
    5. Zuzana Beranova (Czech Republik)
    6. Sylvia Mena (Costa Rica)

    Next stop is in two weeks in South Korea. Arirang Hill Fest is what’s up. Stay tuned and follow the IDF web and social media channels for all updates!

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    LGC New Zealand’s Ambassador takes home the gold! Congrats Elissa Mah! Photo by Hawgs Wheels

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    Safety first?

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    The podium. Congrats ladies!

     

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  • LGC India in India’s Surf Festival!


    Longboard Girls Crew India is going to the India Surf Festival (ISF) on November 12-14, 2016 in Ramachandi Beach, Konark, Orissa.

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  • GRRRLS* Skate Fest 2016 in Bielefeld


    The girls of GRRRLS* can skate want to invite you to the GRRRLS* Skate Fest in September 2016 in Bielefeld, Germany! For three days, from friday 16th to sunday 18th, there will be action on and around the ‘Kesselbrink’!

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    With the project they want to question social certainties and break constraints, so that people can live and love independently. They are working as a self-organised group since 2014 that organizes events and supports / practices emancipatory girl*/women* work by skateboarding.

    Again and again they noticed many young girls* and women* that want to experience skate- and longboarding and they wanted to promote/support that! They see their work as an educational work and believe that sport – as socialization experience – is an important approach of youth and adult education and a good way to work against gender stereotypes and to reduce them. They love to combine the practice of skating and the theory of questioning gender roles, to create new images and role models.

    Like at their first Skate Fest 2015 they want to focus this year again on a showcase of all different disciplines (we can offer Street, a wooden BMX park, Vert Ramp, Longboard Dancing and Freestyle) and not in a competition orientated contest. It is their goal to give female skaters more visibility and also a safe place to push their limits and also to overcome the fear to skate in public — True to the motto The important thing is not winning but taking part! The GRRRLS* will also organize the mini fun contest again to get all skill levels and skaters from skateboarding and longboarding together and have a good time. They can look back with such pleasure on a perfect weekend with 35 skaters, 45 workshop participants and over 600 visitors and can’t wait for september to come!

    On the last day everything will be about learning how to skate. The Skate Fest will offer different skate workshops for skateboarding and longboarding with experienced instructors for different skill levels.

    All girls* and women*, lesbians, queers, trans*people, intersex-people, butches, dykes and femmes are welcome!

    30 free accommodations will be available, register for Showcase, Mini Fun Contest and overnight accommodation until 31th of August to grrrlscanskate@gmx.de

    Follow them on social media for updates! Check their Facebook & Instagram accounts plus the Facebook event HERE!

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    Schedule:

    // Day 1 – Friday, September 16, 2016

    Skater’s BBQ (all participants are welcome)

     

    // Day 2 – Saturday, September 17, 2016 (public)

    Grrrls*-Skate session

    Showcase

    – Skatepark (Streets, Wood Park, Vert)

    – Longboard Dancing + Freestyle

    Mini Fun Contest

    After Show Party at Gegenüber

     

    // Day 3 – Sunday, September 18 2016

    Workshops for Beginner (longboard and skateboard)

    Open skate session at the Kesselbrink

     

    Have fun everyone, skate safe and enjoy!

     

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