Skateistan’s Mazar-e-Sharif Skate School

Skateistan is proud to announce that they have raised over $33,040, more than 55% of their $60,000 fundraising goal for December! They would like to thank everyone who has participated so far in the Keep Skateistan Rolling drive. Your support means they can continue to provide educational programs and safe spaces for disadvantaged kids to play and learn.

For the first time ever, the girls and boys of Afghanistan now have an outdoor skateboarding plaza to call their own. Thanks to generous support from the German Federal Foreign Office and a number of individual donors – people just like yourselves – Skateistan was recently able to complete the outdoor skate plaza in the courtyard of its Mazar-e-Sharif facility. Officially opened on October 24th, the outdoor space features pathways with skatepark obstacles, an outdoor classroom, trees for shade, grass areas for outdoor sports, gardens and a greenhouse. 
This is extremely special in Afghanistan, where opportunities to safely skateboard outside have been rare, especially for Skateistan’s female students.

Be the first to have an inside look at the incredible Skateistan school in Mazar-e-Sharif, built in 2013. This facility is truly unique in Afghanistan, where safe spaces for children are exceptionally rare… And a place – just for kids – with skateparks, classrooms, and a climbing wall? Unthinkable. Until now!

2014 SLS People’s Champ Award Winner Anounced

The worldwide online votes have been tallied and Luan Oliveira has been named as Street League’s 2014 People’s Champ. As part of his award, he now gets to design the first course for the 2015 SLS Pro Tour. Congrats Luan!

40 Shades: Bobby Worrest In Dublin

Keith Walsh, Simon Stricker and Bobby Worrest have made the journey from Donegal Town to Dublin in this most recent “40 Shades” from Red Bull Skateboarding.

We Out Here: Luis Tolentino

Larry Unrein has posted a clip entitled “We Out Here” that features footage compiled over two days of Luis Tolentino skating around New York City

sml. Does Vegas

YouTube Preview Image Ben Fisher, Sammy Montano, and Anton Myhrvold take a trip to Vegas and back in less than 48 hours. See what they came home with.

Who Runs the Skateboard Industry? Pushing Forward – Part 3

YouTube Preview Image So, who really controls skateboarding these days? In Chapter Three of Pushing Forward, we scratch the surface of understanding the modern concept of ‘skater-run’ companies and the role of corporations in the skateboard industry. Torey Pudwill, CEO of Grizzly Griptape, provides us with a unique perspective on what it’s like to run his own company and be a pro skater at the same time.