Skate Nasty (ig @skatenasty807 fb skatenasty807)‘s monthly competition, “Pop It and Lock It" for July has been moved up from its usual last Sunday of the month to Saturday, July 25 at 7 p.m., at the Waterfront Skate Plaza.
The competition itself is for more advanced skaters, but all abilities and the general public are encouraged to come out to watch and participate for prizes, giveaways and soak in the stoke.
Contest format is an Open Jam on a mystery feature to be announced at the beginning of the session. Time, details and changes are decided by the MC. Winners are determined by a panel of three judges.
Last month’s event was held on the six set. All the skaters threw down for a heavy session but in the end Josh Strain (ig @jsh_strain) came out on top. Kai Meekis (ig @k_meekis) and Richard Penko (ig @r_plinkzz) were coming in hot in second and third. Top 3 spots won gift cards to Eclectic Skateshop (ig @eclecticskatehop).
Afterwards the Female Skateboarding Coalition (ig @female_skateboard_coalition) put on a ruckus “New Trick" demo with Sara (ig @iamsaaraann) leading the charge.
The first event was such a success it was followed up by an spontaneous Canada Day session on the brick pyramid. While the contest format was used it was not judged and everyone involved was a clear winner.
The previous events also attracted the attention of some local businesses. Until now Skate Nasty has been entirely funded and driven by a few local skaters but they are thrilled to announce the support of Lost Art Streetwear (ig @lost.ca), Zed's Pizza (ig @zedspizza) , Trixxx (ig @__trixxx__), and Eclectic Skateshop (ig @eclecticskateshop). They are generously contributing to upcoming events by providing prizes, giveaways and refreshments. Remember to support your local businesses, they support you!
Skate Nasty would also like to shout out local skater and artist Noah Tuomisto (ig @noahtuomisto), for contributing some of his beautiful custom grip tape Cooeye Grip (@cooeye_grip). Noah also designed Eclectics Skateshop' s new shop board featuring The Shack and it is selling out fast.
For the skaters, every second at the plaza is bliss, but Skate Nasty has been setting it off like never before so come on down, see for yourself and get in on the HYPE!