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7th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees and Icon Award Recipients Announced

SHOF TrophyThe International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame have proudly to announced this year’s Skateboarding Hall of Fame inductees: Skip Frye (1960s), Ty Page (1970s, Era One), Steve Alba (1970s, Era Two), Eddie Elguera (1980s, Era One), Tommy Guerrero (1980s, Era Two), Ed Templeton (1990s) and three women – Ellen Berryman (1970s), Cindy Whitehead (1980s) and Jen O’Brien (1990s). This year’s Icon Award recipients are pioneering skateboard company Powell-Peralta, photographer/writer/designer Mörizen “Mofo” Föche and legendary hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies. The induction and awards ceremony will be held on May 13th, 2016.

After four years of phenomenal growth onsite at the IASC Summit, this year the Skateboarding Hall of Fame will be held at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Hosting at this incredible new venue is made possible thanks to the generous support of our presenting sponsor Vans. The doors will open for happy hour at 5:00 p.m. on May 13th, with the VIP Meet-and-Greet and dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m., with the ceremony following at 7:30 p.m. Along with the induction ceremony and Icon awards, there will be musical performances by inductee Steve Alba and the Powerflex 5, as well as Icon award recipient Mofo of the Drunk Injuns. For tickets to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, please visit: https://2016-shof.eventbrite.com.

“When Steve Van Doren let us know Vans wanted to step up and really do the Skateboarding Hall of Fame right as part of their 50th year anniversary celebration, I knew we’d have the chance to do something really special,” said Josh Friedberg, Skateboarding Hall of Fame Ceremony producer. “The show has just gotten better every year, but now that we’re in an event space like the City National Grove of Anaheim, there is no doubt in my mind that this will be the best year yet.”

Created in 2009, The Skateboarding Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the history of skateboarding and those influential figures who have significantly shaped skateboarding and our culture throughout the years. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation’s Just One Board initiative.

Selection for the Skateboarding Hall of Fame isn’t wholly determined by seasons, contest results or stats. Above all else, innovation, influence and creativity are honored as the drivers at the heart of the constant evolution of skateboarding.

Current Inductees include: Bruce Logan, Torger Johnson, Danny Bearer, Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mark Gonzales, Danny Way, Eric Koston, Bob Burnquist , Patti McGee, Peggy Oki, Woody Woodward, Tom Sims, Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, Wendy Bearer Bull, Laura Thornhill Caswell, Gregg Carroll, Jim Muir, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, Natas Kaupas, Laurie Turner DeMott, Ellen Oneal Deason, Brian Logan, Henry Hester, Duane Peters, Neil Blender, Chris Miller, John Cardiel, Robin Logan, Cara-Beth Burnside, and Elissa Steamer.

Current Icons: CR Stecyk, Larry Stevenson, John Humphrey, Frank Nasworthy, Glen E. Friedman, Black Flag, Warren Bolster, NHS, Devo, Steve Van Doren, James O’Mahoney, Tracker Trucks, Fausto Vitello, J.Grant Brittain and Pipeline Skatepark.

The Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards Ceremony is a production of the International Association of Skateboard Companies’ Go Skateboarding Foundation under license from the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame™.

Krooked Spring Drop 2 Released

Krroked Spring 2 2016The newest batch of Krooked goods are heading out to skate shops now, check out new Gonz, Drehobl, Cromer, Anderson, Sebo & Worrest Pro One-Off decks, plus a special guest artist deck from Mic-E Reyes. See it all right here at Krookedskateboarding.com

#GonzStorageSpace – Presented by adidas at The Boardr

YouTube Preview ImageThe Boardr crew recently collaborated with Mark Gonzales to uncover some of his unique possessions and pieces of skateboarding history from a few rented storage spaces in NYC. Together, with the support of adidas the birthed the #GonzStorageSpace art show which had select items from the collection on sale, on auction, and on display at The Boardr HQ in Tampa for one night on March 4, 2016. Have a look!

adidas Skateboarding Releases Official Trailer for “Away Days”

YouTube Preview Imageadidas Skateboarding releases the official trailer for its highly anticipated first full-length feature skate film – Away Days. As the visual culmination of more than three years of filming, spanning shoots in more than 90 cities around the globe, Away Days profiles adidas Skateboarding talent, and their individual personalities and style. Away Days captures the breadth of adidas’ diverse global and international teams as they travel the world showcasing some of the best skateboarding moments both on and off the board.

Titled by adidas Skateboarding U.S. Team Manager and iconic photographer, Skin Phillips, the film’s namesake nods the British futbol term ‘Away Days’ and compares the team pride and road trip camaraderie experienced amongst its team riders to the diehard enthusiasm of avid futbol (soccer) fans who travel together away from their hometowns to support their team at away games in rival cities.

Anchored by a unique team chemistry and the creative spirit inspired by life on the road, the film features full parts from adidas’ legacy pros like Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, Lucas Puig and Silas Baxter-Neal, along with some of the brand’s newest rising talent including Na-kel Smith and Miles Silvas.

Away Days will premiere in Los Angeles in May 2016 followed by a world premiere tour including stops in New York, London, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. Details of the world premiere tour will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Sebo Walker Goes Pro

YouTube Preview ImageSebo Walker is surprised by the Krooked Krew with a signature deck of his own. Check out Krooked’s newest Spring 16 Catalog to see more.

Gonz & adidas Skateboarding

YouTube Preview Image As a follow up to the recent drop of the all-new Matchcourt, adidas Skateboarding sits down with Mark Gonzales in New York City at his art studio where Gonz discusses his first Nizza purchase, his first Thrasher cover and the importance of court-style shoes in skateboarding.

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