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UPDATE: LLSB’s Latest Southbank Restoration Is Now Complete

If you’re visiting this site, we likely don’t have to explain the cultural significance of London’s Southbank in skateboarding. The big news is that LLSB’s fundraising efforts have surpassed £850,000; and it is now set to proceed with the next phase of the restoration of the iconic spot. This includes liberating a large section of Southbank that has been closed since 2005, and reintroducing the little banks. Have a look at the above video for a preview of what’s to come. Then, head over to Slam City to read an interview with LLSB’s Stuart Maclure and Louis Woodheadin that breaks it all down in detail.

We’ve been fundraising since June 2017 and since then we’ve raised over £850,000. Some funders have conditions involved, and there is an underwriting covering a portion of the project, which makes it all quite complex. Effectively we’re still fundraising for the final portions, but we’re in a position to start moving ahead, appointing contractors and starting to schedule in the actual build.

So all of the money that we’re raising is for the restoration of the little banks, and a large proportion of the sections of Southbank that were closed in 2005. Cost estimates have gone up and down a few times over the last year. We now have final quotes back after tender, which come in at £700,000.

Donate to LLSB’s ongoing fundraising efforts here.

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UPDATE 07.22.18: The latest restoration at Southbank is complete; and the first session went down last Saturday. Have a look at the below recap from Free.

UPDATE 03.01.19: Palace has donated an additional £51,000 to LLSB from the sale of its Spring 2019 SB deck. Have a look at the announcement below. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/Buby9foDQ37/

 

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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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