SUPPORT LOCAL NOW, ANd ALWAYS
With Winnipeg’s indoor skatepark, The Edge, restricted to 4 hours a week for ages 12-17, the majority of skaters in Winnipeg have nowhere to go. For more information on YFC’s uninclusive policies, and ways to help, check the Manitoba Skateboard Coalition's Website.
No skating means no boards sold. So what happens when skateshops go months without board sales?
It means the skate community loses the piece that ties everything together.
Luckily skateshops don’t just sell boards! This winter (and always) make local skateshops your first choice. That way they can continue running contests, organizing camps, sponsoring riders, putting out videos, and campaigning for change for ALL skaters.
The Manitoba Skateboard Coalition, working to create a new, inclusive, indoor skatepark in Winnipeg. We need your help. You can:
-Make a donation to our GoFundMe
-Sign the petition
-Send the open letter to public officials
-Check out the resources and information, including our plans for the future, and the issues of the present
Full links and information here.
Pierce Barlow's "Mid Day Rake 4"
Check out Pierce Barlow's new edit from the Falcon Lake Resort here.
Recovery Skateshop's "Sup Den Fok"
Recovery's new full length from the mean streets of Brandon, MB.
CONTINUED CAMPAIGN FOR NEW INDOOR
Skateboarding in Manitoba hit the news this week with several features on the situation with YFC and the Edge Skatepark. Check out a few articles below.
ACE Burpee speaks with Gavin from the MB Skate Coalition
CBC Listen: Up to Speed
CBC Initial Article
Free Press Article
CBC Article on The Government Giving Funding to Discriminatory Organizations
CTV News Interview
It's no secret the issues surrounding YFC and the Manitoba Skateboard Coalition hopes for a new space for all skaters.
With the winter months approaching, local skateboarders are looking for an alternative space to gather as Winnipeg’s only indoor skatepark has drastically reduced program offerings and doubled down on exclusionary policies. The park is privately owned by Youth For Christ (YFC) and they have enforced rules that severely inhibit access to the space for many. Currently, the park is open 4 hours per week and only to ages 12-17. This is a problem with massive repercussions. As YFC is privately owned, there is little we can do to make them change their rules which leaves us with one option - create a new indoor skate space that is inclusive of all ages, religions, genders, and sexualities!
WYFG Premiere Photos
The premiere popped off! Click "read more" to check out the full gallery.
Photos by Jackson Toone
VERBAL TRADEMARK OUT NOW
Brandon Sawchyn and the Downhill Hockey Club just released their new video.
What started out as few friends looking to capitalize on a more than bountiful winter season in southern Manitoba's city of Winnipeg, flourished into the full-length project you see before your screen today. V
erbal Trademark is the Downhill Hockey Club's debut feature film. Showcasing local talent from the likes of Brandon Sawchyn, Brenten Wylie, Beau Mack, Ben Buchel, Cole Cyganik, Jamen Janzen, Kyle Geisbrecht, and Liam Berger.
This video was filmed/directed by Brandon Sawchyn, with additional filming from Benji Zacharias, and photography by Jackson Toone. On behalf of The Club, we'd like to thank you all for watching.
Check out the photos from the video in Issue 6.
WHERE YA FEET GO OUT NOW
Sk8 Skates bringing ya another banger out of Winnipeg.
Filmed and edited by Kian Smeall
Featuring Fane Smeall, Derek Schade, and Carter Retchuk
Peep the pics from the video is Issue 6.
GRAB A COPY OF THE ISSUE TONIGHT
DWT 6 Release Contest
To celebrate the release of issue 6 I got a fat prize pack to give away! If you haven’t grabbed a copy of the new issue, check it out here.
Enter the contest on Instagram @dwtskatemag
Get an extra entry if you DM me proof of purchase of DWT 6, OR any product purchases from the participating brands
2 winners picked at random on the 5th
Thanks to the sponsors for hooking it up.