Past Events

Go Skateboarding Day – 2009

Get your boards ready, kids, it’s that time again. We have a couple events going on this year. The event is spread out across the week-end. Here’s the rundown for all you skate rats.

Saturday June 20, 2009 – 11am-2pm; Fifth Avenue Deli: 2910 Rosewood Dr Columbia, SC
Bluetile Skateboards is bringing out the ramps and rails for the kiddos. This event will be chill – all about skating. Roll on down and help us shred the parking lot from 11am-2pm.

Sunday June 21, 2009 – Noon-Until; Ackerman Skatepark Charleston SC
The Charleston Committee is pulling out all the stops for this one! Jump castles, refreshments, a new skateable sculpture is being unveiled and there’s an after party at The Park in North Charleston! All that, and the event is on the real go skateboarding day which also happens to be Father’s day. What better way to spend time with the kids?

Wherever you are make sure you skate this weekend and if you can make it go to both events. We hope to see you skating with us at one of the events!

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New Brookland Tavern Benefit Concert Feb. 13; 8pm!

This Friday the 13th! It’s a Valentines warm-up! Come show some love for the skatepark and POUR IT NOW! New Brookland Tavern 8pm!
Bands:
Kid Trails (Patrick and Cameron of the Heist and The Accomplice)
Cooter Scooters
Sons of Young
The Noise
The Unawares

Special Thanks to Travis Bland of Sons of Young for setting all this up! You rule!

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The Columbia Museum of Art Hosts Skate and Create 3.0

January 7 – March 8, 2009; Opening Reception January 9, 2009; 5pm-7pm

Skate and Create – The opposite of stereotype.

When Dave Toole, Bluetile Skateboards Owner and POUR IT NOW volunteer,  first held Skate and Create he asked the artists to re-imagine a skateboard as something new and different – the same way a skateboarder re-imagines the urban terrain into his own skateboard park.  The result was fantastic, an entire gallery of skateboards repurposed and recycled as artwork.  The third iteration of Skate and Create brings to The Columbia Museum of Art, the works of internationally acclaimed artists who attribute their inspiration to growing up within the skateboarding scene in South Carolina.  The spirit of skateboarding is directly infused within the work of Kevin E. Taylor, Jason Filipow and the rest of the Skate and Create Artists.

Taylor writes, “our creative life was nurtured through skateboarding.  Little did we know, but the act of improvising hours of fun from society’s detritus would train our minds to explore the potentiality of our surroundings.  Skateboarding was a self expressive mode, in which we developed individualities and preferences.  Through it and the surrounding atmosphere of counter culture, we learned the mechanics of introspection.  It was something we did together, but by ourselves.  We all had our distinctive styles then, just as we do now.

I remember building a ramp using found scraps of wood.  For a couple of hours, we’d scoured the ground at the junkyard on Sullivan’s Island, each of us collecting an artillery of rusty, bent and nearly broken nails.  With half of a broken brick, we took those and hammered them back into shape.  We had learned how to design, conceptualize and construct what we saw in our heads.  In 1987, we called them ramps, but now we know, they were indeed our earliest original works.”

Skate and Create began out of the necessity to build awareness and raise funds for a skateboard park in Columbia, SC.  When the skatepark at Owens Field was demolished, it created an amazing opportunity for the City of Columbia to replace it with a unique structure unlike any other in South Carolina.  A concrete skatepark is in essence a sculpture of massive proportions.  The interaction between structure and participant becomes necessary to fully realize the potential of the piece.  Thirty-year veteran skatepark designer, Wally Hollyday was commissioned for the Owens Field Skatepark project.  His designs have been built all over the world. As a preview to the construction of his 16,000 square foot installation, his designs and blueprints for Owens Field Skatepark will be on display as part of the exhibit.

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Silent Auction at MoMo’s Bistro

August 24, 2008 – EVENING

Get ready for this one! We are currently accepting donations of art, clothing, merchandise and services to auction in order to raise funds for the Owens Field Skatepark in Columbia! This auction might be silent but it speaks loud and clear: We cannot wait to skate this park! Tickets are limited so get yours now! Prices and details to be determined! More details as available.

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Charleston, SC – Go Skateboarding Day Rescheduled for July 12

Charleston Visitors Center: 375 Meeting Street; 5pm-9pm

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National Go Skateboarding Day! – June 21, 2008

POUR IT NOW, in conjunction with Bluetile Skateboards and Red Bull present National Go Skateboarding Day at Fifth Avenue Deli. The event will provide the skateboarders of Columbia a free, fun, safe place to spend National Go Skateboarding Day. Bring your skateboard on June 21, 2008 and roll around with us. Enjoy bands, skateboard contests and demos by Bluetile Skateboards and Flatbottom Skateboards Team Riders. Bring the family and hang out on the deck of the Fifth Avenue Deli overlooking all the festivities. This family friendly event is fun for everyone.

With no public skateparks in Columbia, SC this event will help prevent potential injury to children forced to look for places to skate that may place them in harm’s way. The event will highlight the need for a safe place for skateboarders to recreate on a daily basis. National Go skateboarding day is only one of 365 days that skaters are looking for a fun, safe place to recreate. The skateboarders of Columbia, SC can’t wait to skate the new Wally Hollyday Designed park. The only thing left to do is build it. Please spend National Go Skateboarding Day at Fifth Avenue Deli and help us get this amazing skatepark built at Owens Field.

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