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.