On Saturday September 15th, Pop Trading Company will join forces with Vans to host the first edition of Vondel ‘18. An invitational skateboard contest in the middle of Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. The concept of this event is referring back to simpler times, where phones were not our first priority. Expect basic obstacles reminiscing of San Francisco’s Back to the City   Read More …

It’s not everyday that you see a group of skateboarders putting in their time to convince local politicians. When the South East city department of Amsterdam asked for input on what to do with the area around the metro station of Kraaiennest these rippers knew just what to do. David, Chris, Pieter Bas and many   Read More …

Unfortunately, the USWA organisation had to conclude that it is not possible to organize USWA according to their standards this year. They’d like to thank everyone for their effort and made it clear that their focus now is on the summer of 2019…. From July 13-15, Amsterdam is the stage for the third edition of   Read More …

Starting on March 1st Europe’s oldest skateshop will change their brick and mortar shop into an online only platform. The ever changing world of retail  makes it clear once more that change is the only constant in life. One could look at it as the end of an era but we prefer to look at this   Read More …

You would think that the government of Madrid would have more important issues to worry about with their slow economy and the Catalonian independence movement and all. Starting this Friday the 23rd of February skateboarding in the streets of Madrid will be illegal! This new law is part of the new Sustainable Mobility ordinance which seeks   Read More …

Since it’s very first edition 14 years ago Winterclash has grown into one of the main rollerblading events in the world. In the weekend of 17th and 18th of February go on and visit Area51 skatepark to witness all the action of rollerblading’s legends and up-and-coming-kids ready to become your new heroes. Winterclash 2018 will be   Read More …

Clear your schedule and pack your bags to join the 5 year anniversary party of the indoor Skatepark Utrecht! This saturday the 26th of January the partying mayhem should include hottubs & crusts, shots and karaoke. On to the next 5 years SPU, congratulations!

Ira, Marius & Pieter reached out to the Jeugdjournaal because they want to skate but don’t have a proper place to do so in Amsterdam. Ivo from This Is Soul academy knew just what to do and took the kids out for a day of skating…

Do you like looking at skateparks and have 5 minutes to spare? Go on and rate the Amsterdam skateparks! Once again we ask you to take a look at our skating infrastructure and give us your opinion. Did we miss a spot here? Please drop us a line at info[a]skatemates.nl so we can complete this   Read More …

In the years around the millennium the skateboard scene in Amsterdam was in a deplorable state… the Third Floor skatepark had closed it’s doors, the Museumplein vert and miniramp were torn down and the Bridgeramp burnt to the ground because of a homeless person’s barbecue that got a little out of control… skateboarders were left   Read More …