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Thrasher Unveils Ukrainian Skate Doc: ‘Revolutions on Granite’

Thrasher’s emotionally-charged documentary surrounding Kyiv’s city plaza, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), focuses not only on its importance as a prime skate spot and home for a vibrant Ukrainian skate scene, but the rich historical significance of the monument. This full-length documentary originally aimed to tell the story of the spot and was filmed in 2021, just a few months before Russia launched its attack. Given the conflict and humanitarian disaster that followed, however, “Revolutions on Granite” quickly evolved into the heartfelt story of community, resiliency, and the value of freedom, all told through the lens of skateboarding.

This important film is dedicated to the loving skate community of Kyiv, and all resilient Ukranians affected by this tragedy, and all names have been removed to protect the skaters’ safety. If you’d like to join Thrasher in supporting refugees fleeing Ukraine, donate 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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