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!

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….

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…

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….

 

London x Hawaii girls edit

Jordan Taylor Serpentini & Roxzi Bokolas came to London for their last pitstop on their European tour before heading home to Hawaii.

We met up with the girls to show them around London and film a few tricks while we were there.

Look out for an interview from the girls in the coming weeks, but for now check out the edit from the day!

PUSH THE PROM GALLERY & COMP EDIT NOW LIVE!

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Sorry it’s taken a while to get these shots by David Lawrie up on the site, we have been SUPER busy skateboarding this month and have hardly been at home! We have however managed to put together a few clips of our … Continue reading