The Weekly Ledge(r) – Episode 50


Skateboard culture is deeply rooted in this fine city of ours. Not only does Metro Vancouver produce some of the world’s finest wood-wheelers, it’s also a major migratory destination for skaters from all over Canada. The Weekly Ledge(r) exists to update you on skate-related news and happenings in our town. Know the ledge, it’s not just used for sitting…

The locally produced Concrete Skateboarding magazine just dropped the 2011 Photo Annual (available for free at your local skateshop), and it features regional covers. Surrey’s John Hanlon has a sick frontside bluntslide (shot by Rich Odam) for the Western Canada cover, and Ottawa’s Richard Sarrazin and his fakie 5-0 revert is on the East cover. Click here for a preview run-through of each cuv and the major features.

Surrey’s brand spankin’ new (and most expensive skatepark in BC) was recently profiled on, John Hanlon (shown on the above Concrete cover) filmed an OGIO commercial there. Photographer Brian Caissie survived the RDS Deadliest Skateboard Tour across Canada for 3 weeks, and came back with a blog post look-back at the trip.

Color just dropped the final webisode of C1RCA Canada in Texas (along with this web feature by Gordon Nicholas), while Corey Klim took a roll at the Plaza for Cariboo Brew. the 2nd annual Vans Roadblock went down on Granville St. last Saturday, and the results are in: Underworld took $1000 and Coastal Riders dominated the local shop x creative obstacle invitational with a whopping $3000 to split amongst the teamsters. Here’s the video recap: