skateboarding

White Rock’s Andy Anderson competes in the men’s park skateboarding preliminary heats at the Tokyo Summer Olympics on Aug. 5. Though he didn’t advance to the final round, he gained a fan in legendary skater Tony Hawk. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

B.C. skateboarder earns praise from legendary skater Tony Hawk

Skateboard icon calls Andy Anderson “an awesome skater” during podcast appearance

 

Proposed design for the Topaz Park bike and skate park elements. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria requesting feedback on Topaz Park redesign

Public input now being taken for proposed skate, bike park ideas

 

Having followed up reports of bullying – none to police – Const. Paul Mittelsteadt, community policing officer for Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, said Sidney’s skate park initially appears to be safe. (Black Press Media File)

Police say Sidney skate park is ‘very safe’

Const. Paul Mittelsteadt said RCMP will continue investigating bullying claims at Tulista Park

 

Fifteen-year-old Callum Stewart, who skateboards in Sidney’s Tulista Park about to to three times a week, says he is not aware of bullying at the skatepark. Sidney/North Saanich RCMP officers are looking into allegations posted on social media. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

UPDATE: RCMP looking into reports of bullying at Sidney skateboard park

Police investigating after May 22 social media post draws dozens of comments

Fifteen-year-old Callum Stewart, who skateboards in Sidney’s Tulista Park about to to three times a week, says he is not aware of bullying at the skatepark. Sidney/North Saanich RCMP officers are looking into allegations posted on social media. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A map of the plan for Topaz Park improvments. (City of Victoria)

Victoria seeks dynamic artist, team for skate/bike park at Topaz

Construction expected complete by summer 2022 at city’s third-largest park

A map of the plan for Topaz Park improvments. (City of Victoria)
Jimmy Miller (left) and members of the WestShore Skatepark Coalition were at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre’s parking lot Sunday for a bottle drive to raise funds to build a skatepark on the West Shore. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: West Shore skatepark dream inches closer to reality one bottle at a time

WestShore Skatepark Coalition keeps pushing forward

Jimmy Miller (left) and members of the WestShore Skatepark Coalition were at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre’s parking lot Sunday for a bottle drive to raise funds to build a skatepark on the West Shore. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Recognizing a need for counselling services among BIPOC, Felicia Mazerolle put forward a call to action to Victoria’s skateboarding community. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria’s skateboarding community raises $18,000 for BIPOC counselling

The fundraiser aims to provide 10 BIPOC with a year of counselling

Recognizing a need for counselling services among BIPOC, Felicia Mazerolle put forward a call to action to Victoria’s skateboarding community. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The WestShore Skatepark Coalition is hosting a bottle fundraiser for a new skatepark on Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bottle drive planned to boost West Shore skatepark fund

Event takes place on August 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre

The WestShore Skatepark Coalition is hosting a bottle fundraiser for a new skatepark on Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich bylaws don’t currently control the use of skateboard on sidewalks. (pxhere.com)

Injured resident questions Saanich’s lack of skateboard bylaws after sidewalk crash

Skateboarding permitted on sidewalks until bylaw review complete, mayor says

Saanich bylaws don’t currently control the use of skateboard on sidewalks. (pxhere.com)
Skateboarders rejoice, the City of Victoria has approved plans to build a 3,000 sq. ft. skate park at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Expansive bike park, skate park coming to Topaz Park

City approves $8 million-investment in park’s revitalization

Skateboarders rejoice, the City of Victoria has approved plans to build a 3,000 sq. ft. skate park at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
In Eric Pinto’s Qualicum Beach home, the walls are lined with historic skateboards, many of them full setups of era-accurate components. Pictured behind Pinto is a collection of Alva Skates boards. (Emily Vance photo)

Vancouver Island home to one of Canada’s largest private skateboard collections

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

In Eric Pinto’s Qualicum Beach home, the walls are lined with historic skateboards, many of them full setups of era-accurate components. Pictured behind Pinto is a collection of Alva Skates boards. (Emily Vance photo)
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Hobby becomes career with mountain biking videos at Revel Co.

  • Oct 1, 2018
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films
Jeremy Randall, member of the Victoria Skateboard Association, rides his skateboard at Victoria West’s skatepark. The skateboarders are hoping the city of Victoria considers building a new skatepark at Topaz Park. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

New Topaz Park plans include second Victoria skatepark

Splashpad, pickleball court and fenced off-leash parks being considered

Jeremy Randall, member of the Victoria Skateboard Association, rides his skateboard at Victoria West’s skatepark. The skateboarders are hoping the city of Victoria considers building a new skatepark at Topaz Park. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)