About Danni

Skateboarder, Creative & Daydreamer from Kent, currently residing in pretty Yorkshire. Camp Coordinator at Camp WeSC and always looking to support & help grow the UK girl scene!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camp WeSC Photos by Jason Lewer

Photographer, Fabric Skateboards rider & beard enthusiast Jason Lewer came along to Camp WeSC in Hull last week to coach and take pretty snaps of everyone, here are a selection from the girls who took part at Rock City & Ferriby Skateparks. Featuring Marion Fernande, Kirsty Tonner, Danni Gallacher, Maisie Kelly, Ellie Grant and more!

Check out more of Jasons work here, and watch him rip in his most recent video part welcoming him to Brixton clothing…

Jigsaw Junior Shoot at Frontside Gardens

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We recently helped Jigsaw Junior find tiny skater girls to model their new range for a photo shoot at Frontside Gardens, and thought that Emily Holt (7) and Ione Atkinson (6) fit the profile perfectly.

Take a look at some of the snaps from the day and this behind the scenes clip!

Cute is not the word!!

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Van Doren Invitational 2014: Women’s Finals FULL Gallery

Absolute NEXT LEVEL skating from Huntington Beach in the Vans Doren invitational comp. Feast your eyes on the likes of Alysha Bergado, Lizzie Armanto, Justyce Tabor, Hunter Long, Nicole Haus, Nora Vasconcellos and more in this video of the finals in California. Props to Lizzie for taking 1st place (straight after an anwful knee injury that has seen her on the bench for most of the year!) and mega props to Mimi Knoop for making the womens competition happen! Check out the results & full gallery below!

RESULTS:

1st: Lizzie Armanto
2nd: Alanna Smith
3rd: Julz Lynn

Photos by Brandon Means from Transworld 

House of Vans London Opens August 9th!

 

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After more than a year in the making, House of Vans in London will be yours for the taking very soon, 7 days & 10 hours to be exact! (and absolutely FREE too!)

The vast 30,000 square feet iconic indoor-space in Waterloo will be transformed into an ‘Off The Wall’ home for the European edition of The House Of Vans – a physical manifestation of the culture and creativity that have defined the Vans brand since 1966.

Always embracing and fuelling creative expression through art, music, skateboarding, street culture and fashion; the space offers a solid platform for the local communities to experience and engage with Vans’ ‘Off The Wall’ spirit.

With creative expression at the forefront; The House of Vans London will showcase an art gallery for new up & coming artists, a VansLab artist incubator space, cinema, live music venue, premium café and bars, gifting suite AND (obviously our favourite) a skater built/designed concrete bowl, mini ramp and street course!

Just take a look at these photos to whet your appetite!!


The space is ready for both work and play; with a wide range of educational & learning activities on offer. Not forgetting, our cultural and sporting events that will attract the best talent from across the globe…from skateboarding and beyond.

To sign up for a skate session, simply register at houseofvanslondon.com/book-skate-session

WE CAN’T WAIT! 

Check the teaser below….

 

The Unicorn Girls Jam at Mile End This September!

Unigirlz in association with Sidewalk Magazine, Girl Skate UK and Parlour Skatestore would like to invite you to the second edition of the most exciting female skateboarding event in London – SIDEWALK UNICORN GIRL SKATE JAM 2014!

Dora Horvath with a kickflip front board at last years competition!

Again we’ll be rocking at the legendary Mile End Skate Park in London on Sunday 14th of September. Come and take part in the jam which will be carried out in two categories, basic and advanced level. Followed by the Best Trick comp over the hip and… boys Best Trick (!) we’ll also be holding a graffiti comp for female artists only.

Other attractions include a super tasty BBQ and great music throughout the day with even more to be announced soon so join us to finish the Summer season in style!

Check out last years jam edit below, and the 2013 gallery here

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Go join our Facebook event and stay tuned for updates!

SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!

SGP Summer Jam 2014 Write Up!

This summer has been an awesome one for girls skateboarding, our Push The Prom event for Go Skateboarding Day kicked off the summer, followed by Jenna Selbys Annual UK Girl Skate Jam the weekend after. Earlier this month Rokeo launched their online store and then the SGP Summer Jam took place on the 12th July at The Front Skatepark in Weymouth!

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“Saturday’s skate girl’s productions summer jam was an awesome success. We had a great turn out of girls, lots of skaters, bmxers, scooters and inliners!! There was something for everyone. We wondered where all these girls have been hiding! There were girls from Weymouth, Bournemouth, Wimborne, Sherborne, Bristol, Essex, London and even Ireland.

Girls travelled far and wide to come visit our seaside town!! Some even skated the prom alongside the seaside as it was such a nice day. We got to chat to some of the girls who were there and they were blown away with the variety and friendliness of the front skate park.

 

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We introduced some beginner skate sessions from Harriet Alana which had a great turnout! Girls that scooted and bmx’d gave it a go! The girls and boys loved the mini jam we surprised them with, we got the girls on the ramps and gave out loads of prizes! From stickers to SGP new apparel! The boys got involved helping cheer them on! The music was amazing!

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All the Music artists were such a great addition to the skating and the atmosphere. The front skate park have just introduced a new roll in which we used the base as the stage so the bands and musicians felt right at home in the park. We had a special guest skating and performing on the day! All the way from Ireland, musician SOAK joined us, just fresh back from performing at Glastonbury and a keen skater, she was happy getting involved and played a set of her beautiful tunes.

We had some some great stalls from Brah boys and Bahru, they both offer a unique skate/surf style that are constantly getting noticed. We ran our own tie dye table that went down a treat, people got to pick out a tee or bring their own and then tie dye the tees with crazy colours.20140727-003251.jpg

Everyone who was helping out on the day had a great time. We can’t thank the Volunteers, musicians, stalls and everyone who came to support the day enough, we were a giant team! Everybody enjoyed the day as much as the riders and spectators! All the girls and boys that came all had great attitudes and were so thrilled to have a day like this!

We asked people if they were interested in more events like this and there was YES’S from everyone!! Having such positive feedback from everyone has DEFINATLY made us start thinking about more events already! We are going to bring more and more people from around the country to our town as well as us collaborating with other towns and cities, to spread positive events all around, still helping to build confidence in individuals! We’re going to put Weymouth and skate girls productions on the map in this new movement. We are already arranging a girl’s session at the park already as we recently became managers of The Front.

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We’re on it! We want to get all abilities skating all over the country, all helping each other out. Its such a nice environment and supportive people pushing the girls skating team, like one big family that we are over the moon to be a part of and hope to reach across sea’s one day soon as well. What we have in store for everyone and our local town is too good to miss, follow our journey and be a part of it too.

I think overall seeing all the newly interested girls taking part and giving skating a go is what we totally appreciate

fighting the fear and going for something that can be looked at as a little scary, keep it up everyone, boys and girls, adults and children, keeping having ago and if you fall off like us, just hop back on and shake it off!”

 

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RAD! We can’t wait for next year!

There are a few more girls events planned for this summer, Keep your diaries free for September 7th (More on this to come very soon!) and the week after on 14th September will see the 2nd Annual Unicorn Girls Jam at Mile End Skatepark in London!
We have teamed up with Sidewalk & Organiser Zofia to bring you an even bigger & better event this year! We can’t wait!

Words from Rosie Flaherty & Sadie Osborne of Skate Girls Productions
Photos from Laura Bond & George Roper

 

UK Girl Skate Jam review and full gallery online now!!

013_Julia_FlipThe Girl Skate Jam is the longest established female skateboarding competition in the UK, this being it’s 13th outing – again held at the Pioneer Skate Park in St Albans. 38 girls and ladies entered in all with more turning up to get a chance to roll around the park in the 2 hour jam.

“So many little ones turned up to watch the older girls that it seemed only fair to give them their own comp. This was swiftly followed by the under 18’s comp with Brighton local Josie Millard hammering away at tricks. this girl has super nice style (pretty much verging on ninja…) and it was great to watch her landing the backside flip on the bank and her clean flip up the step up.

There were so many girls entered into the over 18’s comp that it made it pretty difficult for the judges to decide. Black eye of the day went to Fran who up until the point of her accident had been skating really well – but face planting the floor never unfortunately helps anyones cause!

Weather had looked a bit dicky all day and of course within 10 minutes of being outside on the miniramp it pelted it down. The majority of the riders had at least got one run in. But Julia Brueckler’s back to back tricks (involving switch blunts!) pretty much nailed it for her.

The last group comp of the day was the sponsored event and tricks just went down. It was to be the head to head between Austria’s Julia Brueckler and Lucy Adams that really rounded off the day. So many tricks went down that I had to email the girls afterwards just to get an idea of what they had done! Over all Julia landed the most tricks and was awarded first place.

Amazing day and fun times were had down the pub afterwards with a early happy birthday drink to Girl Skate UK’s Danni Gallacher.

A big thank you has to go out to all of the sponsors – Chocolate, Lakai, Death, Animal, Rogue, Nikita, Roam and Seek, Rubicon, Vans, Rokeo, Cooler and Story…plus Andrew Selby for the hand crafted trophies (amazing results year on year!).

A massive thank you also has to go out to all the volunteers who continue to make this comp the success it is – Leigh, Kat, Charlie, Beckie, Matt, Wil, Ali, Glen, Ben, Marguerite and Geoff. And the Management Committee – Sue, Annette, Anne and Andy K – at Pioneer Skatepark for helping make it such a good day. Thanks guys!!”

Words & Photography by Jenna Selby. Check out the full results below & for a more extensive review including all the tricks that went down, head over to the Sidewalk site here!

Results:

Sponsored:
1st – Julia Brueckler
2nd – Lucy Adams
3rd – Emma Fastesson Lindgren

Over 18:
1st – Anita Almonte
2nd – Charlotte Thatcher
3rd – Aimy Brady

Under 18:
1st – Josie Millard
2nd – Savannah Keenan
3rd – Lucy Tomlin

Groms:
1st – Georgia Scott
2nd – Emily Holt
3rd – Tabitha Saunders

Miniramp:
1st – Julia Brueckler
2nd – Lucy Adams
3rd – Aimy Brady