Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Winter Skate Spot in Searchmont

Have you been looking for a nice dry and warm place to skateboard this winter?  Well the Superior Community Skatepark Association has got you covered. The SCSA has rented out the Searchmont Community Center assembly hall for every Sunday until the end of March for our use. This isn't a skatepark but you can bring your own boxes and rails.  Skateboards do mark up their painted floor, but the rent money collected for the space will pay for the paint to re-do the floor in April. The community of Searchmont will be depending on us to volunteer our time to paint the floor. 

Also a special thanks to our sponsor Tidal Records for covering the cost of rent for the entire winter! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Go Skate Day 2016 - One Week Away

Come prepared to skate! Fill out a form today and bring it with you!
Competition and Clinic Registration Form

Got a business and looking to engage our audience?  We've got a form for that too!
Vendor Registration Form

Friday, June 10, 2016

Searchmont Mini Ramp - open to the public

Follow highway 556 and highway 532 into Searchmont. It's about a 45 minute drive north of Sault Ste Marie.  The ramp is located at the Searchmont Community Center.

A photo posted by Travis (@crazyhick) on

Go Skateboarding Day - 2016 - Sault Skatepark

Friday, November 06, 2015

Support from Swamp Wood Unlimited

Local entrepreneur, Kyle Jewett,  is big backer for Skateboarding in the Sault.  Today he announced, on behalf of his company Swamp Wood Unlimited skateboards, that "Boards are ready to go! For every board sold, part of the profits will be donated to help build Phase II of the skatepark in Sault Ste Marie" Check out Kyle's decks on the company's Facebook Page

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Skating To Phase Two - LOCAL2 Sault Ste. Marie

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

705 Video Magazine Skate Comp - July 10th

705VideoMagazine, the Superior Community Skatepark Association and the City of Sault Ste Marie are proud to bring you the KICK OFF Contest 2011!

For those who may not be aware, the current skate park is only Phase 1 of a 2 Phase project which inlcudes a BOWL! In order to kickstart fundraising efforts to complete Phase 2, we are holding a skate contest and giving away insane amounts of prizes!

Sponsors Include:

705 Video Magazine
Superior Community Skatepark Association (SCSA)
City of Sault Ste Marie
The Rad Zone
West 49
Superior East Board Shop
Anchors Away
Heise Factor
M and M Meats
New York Fries

Contest categories will include Best Run, Best Trick (multiple platform choices) and a fun but fast version of a game of SKATE for all skill levels. Details available at registration booth on July 10th.

Entry fees will be based on which prize pool you want to be in. Prizes will increase in value in each prize pool. This will allow for everyone of all skill levels to participate with people of similar skill level increasing your odds of winning. All Entry fees will be donated to the SCSA - Phase 2 Fund.

FREE Entry gets you into the "small" prize pool (Beginners)
$5 Entry gets you into the "medium" prize pool (Intermediate)
$10 Entry gets you into the "large" prize pool (Advanced Riders)

Come out, have some fun, donate to a good cause, eat some food and win some cool swag! A donation box will be set up at the SCSA booth, food and drinks under the M and M's Tent and sponsors will have booths set up with items for purchase as well. Bring pockets full of cash! :)

Please note: HELMETS ARE MANDATORY and a WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED TO PARTICIPATE. A link to a printable waiver will be made available July 5th - link to be provided. Parents can sign waiver and send child to the park with contact info for confirmation. Sign up at the skatepark between 1:30 and 2:00pm Sunday July 10th to enter.

Finn Fest

Finn Fest was a blast!!! Thanks for all the support and congratulations to all the winners!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Grand Openning Ceremonies June 27th

Mike Bell 360 flip

It's that time of year again!

Please note the skatepark is officially still a construction site. Please stay off the park until the signs come down and the landscaping has been completed. Once the construction site signs come down we'll be able to skate it. Be patient, the park will be good to go very soon!

2009 04 15


(Sault Ste. Marie, ON) Construction of the Community Skatepark will soon be complete! Once the area surrounding the concrete portion of the skatepark has been finished, it will open for public use.

Skateboarders and bikers are asked to refrain from using the skatepark until construction is finished. Police are increasing supervision of the area and action will be taken against individuals who disregard the notice to stay out of the construction area.

“We are very excited about the skatepark being close to completion,” states Nick Apostle, Commissioner of Community Services. “With the co-operation of the public, staff can concentrate on completing the work necessary to finish it.”

The skatepark is intended for skateboarders and in-line skaters only. BMX bikes and bicycles will not be permitted to use the skatepark due to damage that could be caused to the facility.


For more information please contact:
Nicholas J. Apostle, Commissioner of Community Services
Telephone: 705-759-5264

Also we've picked a date for the official grand opening ceremonies, Saturday June 27th.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Skatepark Grand Opening Ceremonies Spring 2009

Stay tuned for more Grand Opening Ceremonies information.

Monday, November 10, 2008

MUSTANG SALLY phase II skatepark fundraiser!


When: Friday, November 28th, 2008 starting at 7:00 pm

Where: Great Northern Hotel and Conference Centre
229 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste Marie, ON

Who: all adults that appreciate really good music –
for listening and dancing

Cost: $10.00 each, includes light refreshments

Proceeds to Phase II of Sault Ste Marie Skatepark

Tickets available at:
• Korah Collegiate: 945-7180
• Great Northern Hotel & Conference Centre: 541-0316
• Community Services Dept, Civic Centre: 759-5310

Via email: / / 779-3884

***prizes, silent auction, and tons of fun***

Supported by Crank Sound Distribution

age of majority only

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Buskerfest 2008 - skate queen street with the buskers

For three years now the SCSA has been invited to join Buskers on Queen Street for the Sault Youth International Association's Buskerfest, and it's always been a blast. This year was no different.

Mike Bell with a big frontside flip off the back of Travis' Truck

Hope to see you all again next year!

Rock to Roll - Sault Area Music Committee skatepark fundraiser

Rock to Roll - Don't miss it!

The Sault Area Music Committee has come together to throw a 14 band concert @ the Knights Inn , July 27th, 2008 to Rasie money for the Develpoment of the Sault Ste Marie Skate Park.

Doors open @ 12:30pm 10 bux to see all the bands Lots of great door prizes Wild prizes to be drawn.

Bands and Set Times
As It Stands 1:00-1:30
Time of Ruin 1:45-2:15
Johnny Lunchbox 2:30-3:00
Nebraska Arms 3:15-3:45
Brow Beat 4:00-4:30
Dirty Virgin 4:45-5:15
Sense of Truth 5:30-6:00
StillBroke 6:15-6:45
Scary Uncles 7:00-7:30
Northern Elite 7:45-8:15
Fighting For Tiffany 8:30-9:00
Ministry of Zen 9:15-10:30
Waxmen 10:45-12:00
The Populars 12:15-1:30

Hart UFC Boxing
Zellers Crank Sound
Galaxy Cinemas Energy Rock Radio
Show stoppers Knights Inn
Blacks Photo
Hollywood Beauty Shops
Sports Center Bar and Grill
Jesse's Music
Arcadia Cafe
Nucomm Marketing
Jen's Detailing
West 49
Rad Zone

Door Prizes; Movie passes, tans, meals, Skateboard equipment and accessories, memberships, and much much more.

Raffle Prizes: Guitar value $500 donated by Jesse’s music, 2 14” flat screen tv’s donated by Hart, and a mystery prize from Zellers

Rotary Fest Parade

Thanks to all the skaters that came out and joined us in the Rotary Fest Parade! It was a hot and long skate but well worth seeing everyone and hearing their encouraging words.

In Kind Donations Received !!!

The Superior Community Skatepark Association is proud to announce that the skatepark construction initiative has received some significant in kind material donations from some community leaders.

Thanks go out to:
  1. Lafarge
  2. Fisher Wavy
  3. Avery Construction

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Go Skating Weekend Success

Thanks to everyone that came out to support all the events! The highlight of the weekend was definitely the large crowd that came out to skate all the ramps that were gathered in the parking lot at the John Rhodes Community Centre. Here's the some coverage from

Nice pop shuv-it to fakie Skater Mattie! (10 photos, video)

By Donna Hopper
Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fourteen-year-old Dave Williams has only been skating for two years, but thinks he has the skills to warrant a sponsorship from West 49.

He may be right.

At the age of 12, with only three short weeks of riding under his belt, Williams took first place in the "most advanced" category during a skateboard competition hosted in the Toronto area.

To celebrate International Go Skateboarding Day, Williams and about 18 other aspiring riders came out and showed off at the Superior Community Skatepark Association's (SCSA) skateboard competition held this afternoon in the parking lot of the John Rhodes Community Centre.

Events included demonstrations and competitions for all age categories, with prizes provided by West 49 and The Rad Zone.

A definite highlight was the "best tricks on the spine" contest.

Kaleb Demour placed third for his frontside flip, earning him a DVD prize package.

Placing second and taking home a new set of wheels for his pop shuv-it to fakie, 50-50 off the side, and fast-plant transfer was Mathew Ladouceur, AKA Skater Mattie.

For successfully landing a kick-flip fakie rock 'n roll, a heel-flip fakie rock 'n roll, a frontside ollie to tail, and a frontside 180 pivot transfer, Taylor Cesco rode home with a new Bueno Stacey Lowery deck and first place.

For the complete story and reference to the photos and video taken visit: Nice pop shuv-it to fakie Skater Mattie! (10 photos, video)

Friday, June 13, 2008

June 21st is International Go-Skating Day! To celebrate this event your Superior Community Skatepark Association is organizing a weekend of great events!!

Friday June 20th - KICK OFF BASH!!
Join the very local talented bands of Free Beer, Nebraska Arms, The Scary Uncles and Sense of Truth for an excellent night of live music!!! Takes place at Algoma University’s very own Speakeasy Pub & Grill. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets $7.00

Saturday June 21st (12:00 noon) - SKATEBOARDING COMPETITION!!
Starting at noon until 4pm there will be demos and competitions for all-age skateboarders at John Rhodes Community Centre parking lot for FREE. Join skaters from Sault Ste Marie and area and show off your moves! Everyone has a chance to win great gear from West 49 and Rad Zone!! Come out to compete or come out just to skate!!

Saturday June 21st (Evening) - PUB NIGHT!!
The pub opens at 8:30. Bring your friends and enjoy the evening at Brody’s Sports Bar & Grill located at John Rhodes Community Centre, second floor. Tickets $7.00 This is also all-ages. Come for the pizza or the beer! A great way to conclude the perfect Sk8 weekend!

Tickets available from members of the Superior Community Skatepark Association, West 49 employees Station Mall, CD Plus Cambrian Mall, or the Rad Zone. Tickets are priced at $7 each for the Kick Off Bash or the Pub Night, or advance for both tickets at low rate of $12.00!!! Come out and support your community!


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Battle of the Bands raises some cash for our park!

Many thanks are needed for everyone involved in helping make the Battle Of The Bands at Algoma University's Speakeasy a success. First of all thanks to Paul Skeggs of Algoma's Students Union, George Ravlich of Crank Sound Distribution, and Algoma's Students Union for hosting the event and donating the prize money for the bands. It should also be noted that Stephane Guindon and Hitman Productions came out of nowhere to help step the event up a notch with an addition first prize of an invitation to open for an even bigger and better event, a skid row concert this summer!

Also we can't forget all the bands, because without them there would've been no show!
The Blockade
Sue Inside
Sense of Truth
The Scary Uncles
Free Beer

Overall this event raised just over $1600 for the SCSA skatepark construction fund!

Congratulations, to Sense of Truth for taking first place by storm! Also, for more event coverage check out Slackhopper's coverage at "Sense of Truth opens for Skid Row (video, photos)"

For more great photos like the one pictured above of Wayne Watkins front man of The Blockade check out Curt O'Neil's Murderfly Media Gallery.

Skatepark Donation Form - Available for download!

Skatepark Donation Form is now available as a download! Just click the link to download the PDF file, print it, fill it out, and drop it off at City Hall. The form goes back to the Community Services Department and they are in the office at your first right through the front doors of the Civic Centre.

Community Services Department
The Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6
Mon. to Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Skatepark Donation Form

Friday, April 04, 2008

April 26th - Battle of the Bands - Skatepark Fundraiser

Where: the SpeakEasy @ Algoma University
When: April 26th

Doors open at 6:30. Rockin' out begins at 7:30.
Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.
This is an All Ages event!

Information for interested bands
-Entrance for bands is $25.
-1st place gets $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $125. (Sponsored by AUSU)
-Deadline for band entrance is April 19th at 5pm.
-Contact Paul Skeggs at or call 949-2301 ext 4733

The format is for 8 bands, to each play 3 songs. Then the judges will determine the final 3 who will have an additional 2 songs.

All proceeds are going to the development of the Sault Skate Park.

SPECIAL THANKS to Algoma University's Students Union and Crank Sound Distribution for sponsoring this event !!!

Tickets are available at Algoma University and from members of the SCSA fundraising committee.

This event has tickets! If you don't get a ticket you are NOT gauranteed entrance on the day of the event!

First look at the skatepark design

The design photo above shows a zoomed in view of the street section design, which is part of "Phase 1" of the skatepark project. The photo below shows the two phases, street section "Phase 1" and the bowl section which is "Phase 2."

Trillium Foundation adds $75,000 to the project

Sault Ste Marie's skatepark project got a large boost today from the provincial government. The City of Sault Ste Marie in partnership with us the SCSA received a grant of $75,000 towards the construction of a concrete skatepark facility.

Check out the coverage of the announcement in this article: Skate park finds its wheels. Summer opening expected
David Orazietti got on board in a big way today.

The Sault MPP presented Travis McCormack, president of the the Superior Community Skate Park Association (SCSA), with a cheque for $75,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

"It's just great news all around because this is the final piece to actually get concrete in the ground for Phase 1 of the project," McCormack said....

McCormack's association still has a little further to go to meet its fundraising goals.

"We're looking to raise about $38,000 more in material donations and we're hoping some community leaders will come forward with those," he said. "We need concrete, rebar and wood for the forms as well as a concrete pump and a small Bobcat."

The association also wants to get the second part of the two-phase park going as soon as possible and will be starting its fundraising in earnest now.

and the article: Skate Park To Be Built In Two Phases
“Today’s investment will help the City and the Superior Community Skate Park Association realize their goal of building a safe and accessible skate park in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Orazietti. “The skate park will provide a central location for skateboarders and inline skaters to pursue their sport and encourage youth involvement in our community.”

Pictured above is MPP David Orazietti presenting SCSA president Travis McCormack with a plaque on behalf of the Trillium Foundation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fundraising - Canada Day 2007

Canada Day 2007
Originally uploaded by superiorskate
Thanks to volunteers Marc Gratton, Taylor Cesco, Carrie McCormack, Aiden McCormack and Dax D'orazio for spending their Canada Day raising funds for our skatepark construction initiative. The unofficial tally for selling the Glow-in-the-dark necklaces during the fireworks display was approximately $1300 before costs we calculated in. We'd also like to thank Lori Ballstadt (Assistant Manager - Recreation and Culture Division) for the opportunity and Summer Reitveld (Summer Program Assistant - Recreation and Culture Division) for all the help.

Trillium Application Submitted

Many thanks to everyone who helped put together the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant application. Especially Deane Greenwood (Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee - Skatepark Sub-committee member) for getting the ball rolling in the right direction and bringing his previous application experience with him. I'd also like to point out from whom we have received letters of support for this skatepark construction initiative.

1. The Teen Centre
2. The SSM Police Chief
Sault Sports Council
The city's parks and recreation department
5. Sault Youth Council
6. Algoma University's Students Union
7. Brain Injury Association of Algoma and Sault Ste Marie

All these letters of support have been attached to the application. It's likely we'll receive a decision from the Foundation in October or November, and we'll definitely keep you posted here!

Fire Damage - again !

Fun-box fire 2007 - 01
Originally uploaded by superiorskate
The center piece of the Sault Ste Marie temporary wooden skatepark was set aflame again! Good news though, the city crews were able to make the repairs within one day which only left the ramps barricaded off for a short time.

Many thanks to the city carpenters for the speedy repairs .... now GO SKATE !!!

Go Skateboarding Day - SSM festivities

Originally uploaded by superiorskate
It's International Go Skateboarding Day on June 21st the first official day of summer. Come on out and skate with us. Free barbeque burgers and dogs downtown this Thursday June 21st at 5:00 pm.

Many thanks to volunteer Dax D'orazio for setting this whole event up and The Rad Zone for providing the prizes!

Skatepark Article on the Cover of FRESH Magazine

Many thanks to Tara Lappage for volunteering and to working hard on this article that ended up as the cover story for the May / June issue of FRESH Magazine!

"I am not sure if there is still a stigma against skateboarding, but the benefits to constructing a skateboard park are huge. It is a park, no different than a provincial park where people travel to camp, canoe, or hike. People who are interested in active recreation, like skateboarding, will travel to other communities that offer what they want. A skateboard park is a tourist attraction, which means business for hotels, restaurants, stores, and other attractions. A park will only have a positive impact on the community where it will give youth something to do and somewhere to go, which will hopefully eliminate the impression among young people that the Sault sucks." - Tara Lappage (Chair of the Sault Youth Council)

Visit FRESH magazine online or pick up a copy in print today. To see the online copy of the whole issue follow this link to a pdf version - The May / June Issue.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Local youth seek action from new council.

jimmy 50-50 and lurker
Originally uploaded by crazyhick.

Front page news for Tuesday October 10th, the youth speak out about issues that concern them and the city of Sault Ste Marie. The skateboard park project was refered to several times and was actually the only specific project besides the youth strategy officer position and bike path project that was mentioned in the front page article.

Looking for 'real support,' not just lip service
By Elaine Della-Mattia

"Jobs aren't necessarily the only issues."
(Tara) Lappage said that includes establishing places for youth to go, developing recreational centres and activities just for youth and helping local organizations make a promised skatepark a reality. (Tara Lappage is the Sault Youth Council Co-chair)

But College students want an outdoor arena, a skateboard park and to see the city make better use of its Naturally Gifted slogan, (Graham) Vooren said. (President of Sault College's Student Administrative Council)

Sir James Dunn Grade 12 politics student Matt Cuddy said the city's next mayor should focus on beautifying Sault Ste. Marie and incorporating lifestyle improvements.
Cuddy, who will vote for the first time on election day, said "we need an active lifestyle to be vigorously cultivated in Sault Ste. Marie. We need bike paths, alternatives to roads and transportation."
Source: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 issue of the Sault Star

Mayors to debate youth issues

The Sault Star

"The Sault Ste. Marie Youth Council will be hosting a mayoral debate on Thursday Oct. 19.

The session, to be held at the Civic Centre Russ Ramsay room, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and give youth the opportunity to hear from the mayoral candidates on their platforms.

A question-and-answer period will also allow youth to quiz the candidates on their areas of interest.

All are invited to attend."

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Frosty's Back To School Skate Jam

Frosty's Back To School Skate Jam
Originally uploaded by superiorskate.

This Saturday September 2nd Frosty's Back To School Skate Jam is back for the second year in a row.

The Skateboard Contest catagories are:
- 13 and under
- 14 to 16
- 17 and up
- Open
- Head to Head
- S.K.A.T.E vs Frosty
- Highest flatground ollie

If it was anything like last year, come prepared for a ton of prizes for everyone from all the sponsors.

Can't have a Skate Jam without music so keep an eye out and an ear open for these bands:
- The Crossed
- Smeltzer
- 100 Grand
- Soliders of Misfortune

Many thanks goes out to Frosty for being there again this year and organizing this great event that benifits everyone involved.

Be there from Noon till it ends (7ish maybe)

Don't forget your lid. Helmets are Mandatory for all entries!

Skate Clinic Success 2006

Jacob and Travis - Skate Clinic Certificate
Originally uploaded by superiorskate.

Thanks to everyone that came out and had some fun skateboarding and learned some new tricks. The skateboard clinics again this year were very successful.

This year we saw more and more young skaters, including many six year olds which is the lower limit for the clinics. One of skaters even had his two year old cousin come out and show us what he can do on a skateboard, and to say the least we were all very impressed with his passion for skateboarding and abilities. I should also mention there was increase in the amount of girls that signed up for the clinics this year, which is great to see. One of the girls came out with her brother and the other, Cassidy, started from her first day on her brand new skateboard with the clinic and came back two more weeks after a very successful first week.

Skate Clinic 2006 - Beginner Class
Originally uploaded by superiorskate.

Local blogger drops us a line

Thanks to Curtis over at for the mention in his blog. It's always great to hear supportive comments and see supportive actions made from people in our own community.

"To begin with I never was a skateboarder and I probably never will be but that doesn’t deter me from thinking that this group is trying to do something good for the Sault."

To read further hop on over to and look for the August 15th post.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Buskerfest 2006

Mike Bell Ollie at Buskerfest
Originally uploaded by superiorskate.

Thanks to the Sault Youth Council for inviting us to setup a booth at buskerfest 2006, and to Justin Roy, Mike Trudeau, Joe Seeber, Mark Gratton, Mike Bell, Dan Pandzic and Anthony Armstrong for coming downtown to skate!

Monday, July 31, 2006

Buskerfest Volunteers

The SCSA has been offered an opportunity to setup a table at Buskerfest this year. This would be a great opportunity to get more community exposure and collect some donations. If anyone would like to hang out during buskerfest, and sell t-shirts or just give the general public information about who we are, your help would be much appreciated.

Buskerfest runs August 11, 12, and 13th. That's Friday, Saturday, Sunday next week. The more volunteers we have the more we can break up the times between each other. There was also talk about setting up a Game of S.K.A.T.E. contest, but that depends on interest and volunteers.

Email me (Travis) at or leave a comment here so we can get in touch. I can also be reached at 542-4158.

Added a Forum + Flickr Zeitgeist

Peter Jokic - Backside 5.0
Originally uploaded by crazyhick.

Just wanted to let everyone know I've added a link to a free forum, the SCSA Forum, for any extended dialogue or any talk about stuff that isn't posted about in the blog here.

Also, if you've been looking for more Sault skateboarding photos I've added a Flicker Zeitgeist to the sidebar. It's pretty trick. It rotates photos from the contacts of the superiorskate flickr account and each small photo is clickable. Keep an eye out for AJ Armstrong's shots because they've been getting better and better, and he can shoot 8.5 frames per second!!! It's all about the sequence shots.

Thanks for clicking those google ads also. By supporting those advertisers we've raised over $50 for the SCSA Skatepark Construction Fund.

Sudbury Skatepark - NOW OPEN !!!

Sudbury Skatepark's Hubba Ledge
Originally uploaded by Macneil.

Youth flock to new concrete skatepark

Date Published | July 11, 2006

In use during recent weeks by crowds of skateboarders and bikers who were too eager to wait, the Minnow Lake Skate Park is now officially open to the public.

The construction of the 10,000 square-foot skate park, located in front of the Carmichael Arena at 1298 Bancroft Dr., began in November 2005.

"It is very exciting to see this vision take shape,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor David Courtemanche. "The Minnow Lake Skate Park is situated conveniently on a Greater Sudbury Transit route, and has a beautiful view of the lake – a great location for our youth to gather."

Quoted from: Northern Life .ca

Monday, July 24, 2006

Sault Star - skate clinic news

Sault Star - skate clinic news
Originally uploaded by superiorskate.

Cool, the SCSA in the news again.

"Devin Service, 9, takes a lesson in skateboarding Monday from Travis McCormack, president of Superior Community Skatepark Association. City-sponsored clinics are running throughout the summer."

From the Sault Star's newspaper printed Wednesday, July 19th.

Shaw Cable - Channel 10

Keep an eye out for the SCSA and City run Skateboard Clinics on channel ten the Shaw Cable channel. The segment should already be running, and is supposed to run close to 200 times.

CTV News Interviews

The SCSA and the Skateboard Clinics were in the news a few weeks ago on the CTV Network. Most folks from the sault saw the footage on MCTV. Suprisingly, Fred Kember down in Kitchener even saw the segment. I'm not sure how many saw the news segment, but I didn't expect it to reach anyone past Sault Ste Marie or Sudbury. The segment had a few short interviews with some young skaters and myself. There was also a good showing of everyone skating our temporary park. Thanks to CTV News for dropping by.

Skate 4 Cancer

I heard from a few people that the Skate 4 Cancer crew was ripping around on their longboards during the Rotaryfest Parade. I decided to look them up. Visit to support a good cause.

Bueno Summer Fun Pack - Best Trick

Shortly after the Local DC Nationals contest, Dax D'orazio from Revolution Skateshop offered up a brand spanking new Bueno Summer Fun Pack as a prize to an impromtu Best Trick Contest. Danny Lepage stomped down more tech for this win. (Was it the big switch shuv over the hip the trick that sealed the deal?) No doubt a good end to the night of skating.

Oh and I can't forget the Black Label video premiere back at the skateshop shortly after the Best Trick Contest. Thanks Dax

Bueno summer fun pack

Mike Bell takes the win

1st Place - Mike Bell
Originally uploaded by aarmstrong.

It was a great night of skating. There were plenty of competitors and lots of crowd considering the last minute re-scheduling of this local DC Nationals event.

It's great to see the young guns coming up the ranks. Mike Bell slayed the whole park on his first run and laid down a big banger for his second which bumped him up into first place ahead of Danny Lepage. Everyone knows Danny is full of tech trickery and he didn't disappoint in his runs, though his first was the stronger of the two runs with more tricks landed.

The 13 and under age division was hard to judge considering there was a strong showing from everyone that entered. Props to Matt D'ettore who scooped up first place in the face of his tweaked ankle he received 10 minutes prior to his first run. That just goes to show the passion some people really have for skateboarding.

CWS, Travis and Matt D'ettore
Originally uploaded by aarmstrong.

A super big thanks goes out to Chris Warner-Smith and AJ Armstrong who helped judge the event with myself. If it wasn't for their commitment to judge and Brent from Evolushun's flexibility this contest would not have happened. Everyone from the SCSA was glad to represent DC shoes and Evolushun and just be a part of this year's local DC Nationals contest.

The Top 5 skaters from the Open Division were also invited to the Regional DC Nationals Contest. I hope there were at least a few from the Soo that were able to make the trip even with the short notice.

See the contest results below or on the DC Nationals website.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Local DC Nationals Results

The results are as follows for the Men's Open Division:
1. Mike Bell
2. Danny Lepage
3. Marc Gratton
4. Justin Roy
5. Jimmy Huckson

6. Trevor Bradley
7. Mike Trudeau
8. Lee Gamble
9. Tyler McCaig
10. Ricky Roy

The Top 5 finishers of the Open Division now have an invite to the Regional DC Nationals Contest this Sunday in Mississauga at the Iceland Skatepark

Boy's 13 and under Division:

1. Matt D'ettorre
2. Brendan Wilton
3. Chris Neveau
4. Cody Gamble

Many thanks to DC Shoes and Brent at Evolushun for the opportunity.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

DC local qualifier contest

We are currently attempting to run this contest today (July 20) at 7:30pm. See you at the John Rhodes Skatepark. Let everyone you know that it will be happening today!!!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Fundraising - Canada Day

Canada Day 2006
Originally uploaded by superiorskate.

First of all I'd like to thank all the volunteers that came out to the RB Pavilion to help out. Dan Pandzic, Anthony Stefanizzi, Colin Scharbach, Victoria, Carrie McCormack, Georgina Naccarato, and thanks to Paul Norbo for the moral support, , and Lori Ballstatd for the opportunity.

It was a long day in the trenches for the SCSA Volunteers this Canada Day. Rain, wind, sun, and long hours, but we toughed it out and came out on top with our fundraising efforts. The main reason we were at the pavilion was the sale of those glow stick necklaces.

The price was set at three glow sticks for $5 or one glow stick for $2, and they went like hotcakes after 9:00 pm.

The informal tally at the end of the night was a $500+ profit. The official number will come from the city whose float we used and they also made the initial purchase of the glow sticks.

We also sold three SCSA t-shirts, and soon we'll need to make a new order to replenish the stocks. I was considering making t-shirts out of this drawing, skatepark pictured below, that Colin made up while hanging out at the fundraising table. What do you guys think, is it time for a change from the trusty "Get On Board" t-shirts?
Originally uploaded by superiorskate.

Also, we should mention that Carrie and I also went out with the glow sticks on the American's Fourth of July and sold more glow sticks for more funds. We earned another $125 for the SCSA Skatepark Construction Fund.

Thanks to all the customers too!!!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Sault Skateboard Clinics

After a successful start last summer, The SCSA and the City of Sault Ste Marie are once again offering Skateboard Clinics. This year you can download the registration form off the internet directly from the City's website.

Registration Form + Poster

For Boys and Girls Ages 6 to 14 Beginner and Intermediate Levels

Beginner Clinics
Tuesday, July 18 to Thursday, July 20 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25 to Thursday, July 27 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 15 to Thursday, August 17 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 22 to Thursday, August 24 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Clinics
Tuesday, July 18 to Thursday, July 20 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25 to Thursday, July 27 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 15 to Thursday, August 17 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 22 to Thursday, August 24 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

$45.00 per child (includes daily beverages)

Skatepark at the John Rhodes Community Centre

Participants Require
Helmet and Skateboard – Mandatory
Elbow and Kneepads – Recommended

Travis McCormack
Superior Community Skatepark Association

Register at the Community Services Department
99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 5N1
Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

For additional information, please call the Community Services Department, Recreation and Culture Division at 759-5310.

Registration Form + Poster

Monday, July 03, 2006

Recent Donations

SCSA by Jack Trumble
Jake's SCSA logo
Originally uploaded by superiorskate.

Many thanks go out to everyone who has donated!!!

Many have donated their time, skills, and cold hard cash lately. Thanks go out specificly to an unknown youth who dropped off close to $100 in the donation bin at Revolution Skateshop last week. Word was he had been collecting for some time and forgot it in his closet, and decided it was time to drop it off.

Also, Rubbergorilla of fame was the first to donate online. It was a pleasent surprise to find the donation notification one morning while checking the SCSA email.

I can't go without mentioning the logo from Jake Trumble also. Nice clean style if you ask me.

Thanks again !!!

Found on

Just thought you guys might be interested in what I found on the other day. A letter from Tom Sinclair - Tom Sinclair wants to know why SSM hates skateboraders.

Needless to say I was suprised this was in the Students Domain Section of sootoday's website. Feel free to leave some comments here.

Google ads are paying off

Thanks to everyone that has used the google ads found at the very bottom of our website. To date we have made 35 bucks just from your clicks, and once we recieve $50 we will recieve a check.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Canada Day - Game of S.K.A.T.E.

Revolution Skateshop and The Rad Zone present the Canada Day Game of S.K.A.T.E.

Starts at 2pm with FREE burgers and dogs provided by M&M Meatshops on site at the John Rhodes Community Centre Skatepark. Expect plenty of prizes for those who come out, and for the competitors in the Game of S.K.A.T.E.

Thanks to Revolution Skateshop, The Rad Zone , Ultimate Skateboard Distrobution, Mix-stop, Tim Hortons, and M&M Meatshops.

The repairs are done

Flat-bank ramp was lit on fire - bummer
The Aftermath
Originally uploaded by aarmstrong.

I recieved word from the city today that the flat-bank fire damage repairs have been completed. The DC Nationals - Local Qualifier has yet to be rescheduled, check back here soon for updates.

Canada Day Celebrations - Saturday July 1st

Keep an eye out for some SCSA Volunteers Saturday afternoon on your way to the city Canada Day celebrations. SCSA Volunteers will be on hand selling glow sticks for some added fun for all those out to watch the fireworks. All profits from the sale of these glow sticks will go directly to the SCSA Skatepark Construction Fund.

Follow the poster link to see the City of Sault Ste Marie's Canada Day Celebration Poster and Schedule.

If you are available to be an SCSA Volunteer for Canada Day send us an email or call 542-4158 ASAP.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Fire Damage

Roy - switch kickflip with Pete and a frontboard in the background
Roy, switch kickflip
Originally uploaded by aarmstrong.

From what I hear the ramp that Roy is Switch Kickfliping on, in AJ's photo, has fallen victim to some amateur arsonists. Thankfully only a small portion of the riding surface has been affected, although the whole ramp including the quarterpipe has been temporarly blocked off.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

DC Nationals - local contest - June 25

This Sunday June 25th there will be another opportunity for our local skateboarders to move on into the provincial and national skateboarding contest scene. This year the top three skateboarders in this judged skateboarding contest will be invited to compete at the provincial level in Mississauga (Iceland park,) and then have the opportunity to move on to the nationals in Calgary (Slam City Jam).

Last year Matt Lajoie and Kyle Eaton competed at our local contest, and moved on to the provincial and to the national level.

Registration will begin at Noon with the contest beginning at 1:00 pm. All participants under 18 years of age are required to have a waiver filled out by their parent or legal guardian. You can download these waivers directly from, or click here --> Waiver Form PDF. Please bring the waiver with you to the John Rhodes Centre Skatepark, or bring your parent and fill one out on-site.

Where: John Rhodes Centre Skatepark - Near Elizabeth St. and Trunk Rd.
When: Registration begins at Noon - Contest runs at 1:00 pm

Thanks to Brent Millard at Evolushun and to DC shoes for making this contest happen.

Everyone is welcome to come including spectators in addition to those competing.

Anthony Feeble at the Sault Skatepark

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Emerica Wild in the Streets - Sault Ste Marie

Emerica's Wild in the Streets is an event that will be happening simultaneously around the world to celebrate International GO SKATEBOARDING DAY June 21st. Each event organizer is free to design any type of event they please and advertise it for free on the website. This year like last, Dax at the Revolution Skateshop of 25 Trunk Road has developed a local event, and we're all invited.

Quoted from
"Emerica’s Wild in the Streets is the event that gathers skateboarders of every age, color, and creed to converge on city streets around the globe in celebration of pure skateboarding.

The goal of Emerica’s Wild in the Streets is to build community and raise awareness of skateboarding and the needs of skateboarders. It is our hope that Wild in the Streets will someday take on the character of a large-scale, decentralized grassroots movement for the benefit of skateboarders everywhere. We hope that this simple template will accelerate the spread of Wild In The Streets events to other cities, and will provide interested parties with the information and materials they need not only to set up their own Wild in the Streets event locally on June 21 every year, but
for any time and any place thereafter. Be a part of something amazing, or better, create your own amazing event."
Wednesday, June 21st, the skateboarders of the Sault and area are invited to join the International Go Skateboarding Day celebrations with Dax at The Revolution Skateshop.

For more info visit Wild in the streets - Sault Ste Marie or contact Dax directly at Revolution Skateshop (705) 256-6736

Wawa Skateboard Clinics - July 10 and 11th

Skate Clinic Sault Ste Marie 2005
Skate Clinic Sault Ste Marie 2005
Originally uploaded by superiorskate.

Date: July 10th & 11th (Monday and Tuesday)
11am – 1pm
11& over Skate
(this program is for the older skaters to learn tricks and other skateboarding skills)
Limit: 10 participants
Cost: $ 10.00 (add 7% GST for ages 14+)

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Girls Skate (ages 6 and over)
(this program is for the girl skaters out there to learn to skateboard)
Limit: 10 participants
Cost: $10.00

3:30 - 5:30pm
10 & under Skate
(this program is to introduce the little ones to skateboarding)
Limit: 10 participants
Cost: $10.00

Contact Shawna Yarde at
or call (705) 856-2244 ext# 247

International Go Skateboarding Day - June 21

What a great concept! June 21st the first official day of summer has also become the International GO SKATEBOARDING DAY. It just the perfect excuss to make plans to go out and skateboard. Plain and Simple, GO SKATE!!!

Visit for more info.

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

A good day at the Game of SKATE

It was a picture perfect sunny day for our Game of SKATE contest. The Game of SKATE was setup today June 3rd as a part of Sault Ste Marie's On The Move day which is part of the ACTIVE 2010 initiative.

There were plenty of good tricks thrown down today. Some tricks were tech some were more snowboard-esque like Logan's Indy Grab off the handi-cap triangle ramp to win his round SKATE. Logan Gibbs is shown here holding his prize of a cool new SCSA "get on board" t-shirt. To the left we have the last skater to be eliminated, Bradley Charlebois.

We ran two separate Games of SKATE. One Game included all ramps, rails and flatground where the second game was the more classic style of flatground tricks only.

For the flatground game Tom Rouse took the title of 1st and a new T-shirt. Followed close behind were Matt D'ettorre and Kaleb Demour. This game was a thriller with all the riders trying hard to win. Kaleb came out of the gates at the beginning with round after round of tricks that nobody else could land. Most thought he had the game in the bag, but the tables changed once Kaleb lost his spot with a bobbled nollie shuv-it.

Overall it was a great day with a few great games, and plenty of great kids just having some fun on their skateboards. Visit to see a few more photos and a mention in the ON THE MOVE - Active 2010 news article.