Projekts Girls Night Thursday 28th August

It’s the LAST THURSDAY of the month TOMORROW, which means it’s GIRLS NIGHT in Manchester!

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7 – 9pm at the Pumpcage.

All ages, all abilities welcome, borrow a board if you don’t have your own, just come down!

Remember:
Girls get in free.
Girls are ace.

Any photos you have from Girls Nights, please tag them #projektsgirls so we can see & repost!

Incase you didn’t know, our instagram and twitter is @GIRLSKATEUK

Check out some videos if previous nights to get you hyped… See you there!!

SKATEPARK ADDRESS
97 LONDON RD,
MANCHESTER,
LANCASHIRE.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTI MCGEE

Patti McGee5Patti McGee was born August 23, 1945, and won the worlds first ever Woman’s National 1965 Skateboard Championships in Santa Monica, and was also the worlds first ever female professional skateboarder!

Her skating career started early when her brother built her first skateboard in wood shop from her own shoe skate as a surprise where she went on to set the world record for the fastest girl on a skateboard at 47mph during Dick Clark’s World Teen Fair 1964 held at the Orange County fairgrounds in California.

Patti just oozes originality & coolness as can be seen in these old photoographs…

Patti McGee was featured on the cover of Life magazine May 14, 1965 and the cover of the fourth issue of Skateboarder in October 1965 and was the first female to ever be inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame!

Patti, you are a skateboarding legend and we wish you many happy birthdays to come!

For more of Patti, check out this vintage footage!

Saughton Girls Skate Jam TODAY in Scotland!

Something exciting is happening to the skate scene in Edinburgh this afternoon, girls of all ages are stepping on boards an getting their shred on.

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It wasn’t always this way, the lads at Saughton Skate Park have always been supportive of the girl scene and have tried girl jams in the past with one or two girls appearing.

This year things are different, spring brought a new wave of gnarly girls descending upon Saughton Skate Park making it a perfect arena for the jam on Saturday.

This Jam is a celebration of the scene and of the well loved park. Saughton has something for everyone with its huge bowl, street section and ‘middle earth’.

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“On the day there will be a Young Guns contest for all the little rippers, Girl Jam, high air contest, round the park race and a general street jam.
We also have the Nike demo team who will be making an appearance for some further shredding.

Finally we have been really lucky with awesome local skate shops, crews and companies giving us some love and donating prizes.

Of course there will also be plenty of music, chilling, stickers and if we are lucky some sunshine!
Come join us on the 23rd of August from 2-5pm and give Saughton and the girl scene some love! “

Kim Grant

Girls Skateboard Coaching in Oxford

Rogue skateboard riders Jenna Selby & Georgie Winter will be coaching at the Oxford Wheels Project on Sunday 31st August from 9:30am until 11am. The session is totally free but also totally weather dependent so keep those pinkies crossed for sun!

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Lucy Adams Top 5 Parks

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In light of the recent House of Vans opening, The Guardian caught up with Lovenskate & Skate Pharmacy rider Lucy Adams to get the lo down on her favourite parks in the country.

Making the list is The Level in Brighton, where we ended up at our Push the Prom event earlier this summer and also Projekts in Manchester that hold girls only nights on the LAST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH!
Watch Last months edit below!

To check out what other parks made Lucy’s top five simply click here to be redirected….

Revolution Girls Skate Jam

Girl Skate UK is pleased to announce Revolution Skateparks first ever Girls Skate Jam!

Join us on Sunday 7th September 2014 for a girls only session from 12pm until 4pm, for just £10 you can skate ALL DAY from 10am until 10pm!

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Revolution is a huge indoor skate park in Broadstairs, Kent.
Built over two warehouses, with a recent refurb, this park boasts a big street course, separate ramp room (as pictured in the event photo) a bowl, a midi ramp & a mini bowl (and we mean mini!) 

Take a look at the park & ramp room here…

Check their instagram stream for recent more photos http://instagram.com/revolutionskatepark/

There will be informal competitions with LOADS of prizes up for grabs!

Sponsors include Rogue Skateboards, Milk Skateboards, Fabric Skateboards, Sidewalk Mag, Etnies, Lovenskate, Camp WeSC, Story Clothing, Jimmy’z, Man Up Girl! Brahboys, Stance Socks, Thrashion, Roam & Seek, Altar Skate Shop & more!!

For more information you can email us at girlskateuk@gmail.com
Or you can contact Revolution Skatepark directly at info@revolutionskatepark.co.uk, alternatively you can call on 01834 866707

Please help us to spread the word!

We look forward to seeing you there!!

www.revolutionskatepark.co.uk
www.girlskateuk.com

Jordan Serpentini Interview!

We recently hooked up with Hawaiian ladies Jordan Serpentini & Roxzi Bokolas on the last leg of their tour around Europe. Check out what we got upto in this edit, then read our interview with Jordan below!

The 22yr old Mantis United rider talks skate trips, London and the Hawaiian girls skate scene…

I want to hear more about your trip to Europe, so firstly what competitions did you skate?

We skated first in ‘Far N High’ international skate competition South of France, ‘Suck My Trucks’ in Berlin, SOSH Freestyle Cup in Marseille along with watching and skating at Denim Cup in Nimes! I was fortunate enough to podium in almost all of these competitions!

Where else did you visit?

Our trip began in Paris which became somewhat of a home base in a sense to us because we would always stop back in Paris after visiting somewhere new. We ended up going to Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Nimes and London. The coolest part about this trip for me is the fact that we determined where we’re we’re going next solely on skateboarding competitions and staying with girl skaters all over that we had met along the way!

How did you like London?

It was my second time in London because I have a sister Alexia that lives there for school. I always have a great time in London, the people, culture and environment there has always been good to me. There’s are always things going on to do there! The only drawback is that rains a lot so it’s hard to skate sometimes!

What did you think of the UK girl skate scene?

The girls scene in London is amazing! There are so many girls night only sessions and multiple girl skate communities that make it easy to get to know everything that is going on! That’s something I wish we could work on in Hawaii.

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And how is the girls scene in Hawaii?

There are definitely girl skaters all over the island but we lack organizations. Roxzi and I skate the most parks I feel like all over the island. We both belong to Wahine On Wheels which means Women on Wheels in Hawaiian. They are basically a group of girl skaters from the university of Hawaii and mostly longboard but they are always down to skate!

Other than that the girls scene in Hawaii definitely needs some extra help because it could be much better if we worked on networking more like here I think. Most girls in Hawaii are surfers that skate when there are no waves but are not as committed and skate as more of a hobby.

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So, tell us a bit more about yourself, who is your favourite skater? And what’s your favourite skatepark?

My favorite skater has always been UK rider Geoff Rowley who rides for Flip. He goes so big in street yet he can also kill it with technical tranny tricks!

My favourite park would have to be a tie between Louisville extreme park in Kentucky, which has a full pipe, many huge bowls, a vert ramp, and a fun street section too! The other park is definitely Banzai skatepark where Roxzi and I spent most of our day skating in Hawaii before it got closed for renovation. They added an entire street section along with a bowl and bigger bowl that is so easy to get speed in!

Jordan rides an 8 inch blank blue deck with Indy trucks, 56mm Bones wheels and Bone Swiss bearings.

Check out some more photos from the day!

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Interview by Shelley-Georgia Yates