Skatemates has been lobbying for good skating infrastructure and it’s beginning to pay off: the city of Amsterdam is inviting YOU to drop by and share your thoughts on what a 3000m2 skatepark should look like! Monday the 20th of April we will get together at 20:00 at the cafe Eik en Linde on the Plantage Middenlaan 22 to   Read More …

Today saw the introduction of a cool new obstacle at the Olympiaplein. The skaters have been going to the Olympiaplein since 2004, making it one of the more famous skatespots of our nation’s capital. This has little to do with the stainless steel skate obstacles though, the best ‘obstacle’ of this skatepark is undoubtedly the smooth flatground. This and the concrete   Read More …

Let’s look at some more beautiful skateterrain, shall we? Check out the diversity of the Fremont skatepark built by Wormhoudt skateparks. The design successfully combines a streetplaza with a flow bowl and advanced big bowl and also a more traditional streetcourse with bank to bank & hip elements. They even added a so-called impact section with big stairs, a ‘real’ handrail and   Read More …

Scandinavia is now hosting yet another professional skatepark: the small Danish town of Haderslev has officially opened the Streetdome last friday. Some consider this to be the most impressive skatepark in the world and it certainly does not disappoint; even the most critical of skaters and BMX riders will have a blast riding this enormous concrete skatepark! With a   Read More …

Saturday the 18th of October make sure to come on down to the DIY skatepark in the Houthavens. Together with Etnies and all the Amsterdam skateshops we will celebrate the awesome summer of 2014 and have a nice little session on new concrete obstacles! There will be loads of prizes, some free cold drinks and some   Read More …

The BMX scene is strong in the city of Amsterdam. Last saturday on the first of June our friends over at We are Orange Juice organized the Orange Juice Street Jam! Over 170 BMX riders came to our capital to do some ripping and have some goodtimes so on and check out this edit by Tom Lammerse. Did   Read More …

CONS Project Amsterdam is where skateboarding, music and art come together in one place. On June 21st the skatepark will be opened premiering the short film and ‘zine created during the project week. Cons riders Ben Raemers, Felipe Bartolome and David Stenstrom will skate the new spot.  Live music by The Bots and Los Rakas, including a   Read More …

On March 22 & 23 the first ever #BRAAAB BMX Contest will take place at 040 BMX Park in Eindhoven! The Amateur BMX contest will take place on Saturday March 22 and the Pro BMX contest is on Sunday March 23. There’s a limit to 50 rider for both PRO and AM so don’t sleep and   Read More …

This weekend bladers from all over the world will throw down for one of the best inline skating contests in the world: the Winterclash! This year will be an extra special edition because it will be the 10th anniversary of this legendary contest at the Area 51 skatepark. Besides the best riders from all over   Read More …

Every once in a while you see pictures of a skatepark that make a big impression. You stare at the pictures and start dreamskating instantly! It’s not everyday that a big public space gets transformed into an inspiring environment made from smooth concrete. Usually these places can be found in the US but more and more examples   Read More …