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Scene Building: Jake Jonson to Open Shop in Hometown

Heads up Jake Johnson fans: The Quasi and Converse pro is opening a shop in State College, PA. Located at 118 S. Pugh St., IQ is slated for a soft opening in August, and a grand opening in September when Penn State students return to campus. Johnson breaks down his vision in an article that ran in the latest edition of The Centre County Gazette.

“Really, we are just trying to help the local scene. Have a place for the kids to basically hide out and hang out and have some community,” Johnson said.

“I have traveled all over for skating and skate shops sort of tie you in. So, if you are out there, and you know that there is a shop, you are going to meet locals.”

The shop can be a community for new and experienced skaters, he said.

“They are going to show you around,” Johnson said. “I grew up in State College and I didn’t know what it was like to have a shop like that. So, what I want to do is bring that experience to town, so if kids are growing up here, I want them to know that there are skate shops all over … there is a community all over.

“I want to sort of bring in that kind of culture.”

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With High Point Park skatepark in the planning stages, it sounds like this the beginning of a healthy scene. Read the full article here.

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Skating Across Borders Mini Ramp Jam Registration Now Open

This year’s Skating Across Borders charity event will be held on May 21st from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg, Fl.

Presented by the Stoefs Studio in cooperation with the Skatepark of Tampa, the fundraiser features a mini ramp jam as well as live band performances.

Register at skateparkoftampa.com to join the mini ramp jam.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Board for Bros, a non-profit dedicated to providing skateboarding equipment, safe skate spots, and youth mentoring in their community.

Board for Bros will also have a tent during the event where they will be accepting old boards and skateboard parts that will be refurbished and given to kids who can’t afford their own.

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Monster Energy Crew to Kick Off Euro Tour

Ishod Wair, Grant Taylor, Aurelien Giraud, and the rest of the Monster Energy Crew will shred the best skate spots in Europe this summer in the upcoming Monster Euro Tour.

The tour is in partnership with local skate shops.

The first stop will kick off in Bristol on the 8th of May.

The rest of the tour schedule follows.

  • Hamburg – May 14
  • Berlin – May 17
  • Munich – May 21
  • Athens – June 5
  • Warsaw – June 10
  • Helsinki – July 1
  • Vienna – July 9
  • Tel-Aviv – September 3
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Watch the X Games Chiba 2022 live on YouTube and ESPN App

Hey X Games fans. You can catch X Games Chiba 2022 live from April 22-24 on the ESPN app and the X Games YouTube Channel.

You can find the schedule and the links to the live streaming for each game here and the full list of participating athletes here.

Two hours of event recap coverage will also air on ABC as part of the World of X Games series on May 14 and 21 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.

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