Interview with Skateistan’s Talia Kaufman

INTERVIEW BY: Erica Jacobs Where are you from? Where do you live now?  I was born in Calgary, AB, and lived there until I was 29, except for a few 6-month periods where I was travelling. Since 2012, I’ve been working and living overseas with Skateistan. I’ve lived in Afghanistan, Berlin, Cambodia and South Africa and for the last year I’ve …

100% Skate Club Zine

As a way to stay connected and engaged during this world pandemic we thought it would be a perfect time to showcase women’s unique perspectives about the skate scene.  Skateboarding artwork, in its many forms, is all part of our collective skate culture. As women and girls we have our own interpretation of what we see and experience. It’s not …

2020 Skate Season Update

We miss you all and can’t wait to skate again in the near future. We want to communicate our current position with 100% meet up sessions for June. We have decided to continue to postpone any 100% sessions due to these challenges: Maintaining 2 meters physical distance at skateparks No hand wash options We can’t assist people with helping hands …

What Flamingo 3 Recap

What Flamingo 3 was held June 22-23, 2019. What Flamingo is our annual skateboarding festival featuring clinics with celebrity skate instructors, and a party with lots of giveaways. This year we had three events over 2-days. For Saturday’s skate clinics at Huntington Hills skatepark, we hired three of Calgary’s most popular skate instructors; Brooke deHondt, Tom Nelner and Benjamin Zack. …

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First 16 Plus Skate Sesh

This past Saturday was our first 16+ age group skate sesh. It reminded me of the very early days of 100% Skate Club, when we had no children in the club. About a quarter of the 13 skater girls were new to the club. A couple had never been to a skatepark before, so they were happy to be with …

Skateboarding Lessons at 100 Percent Skateclub

At 100% Skate Club we get asked all the time if we give lessons. At this time, we don’t give formal skateboarding lessons. We’re a mentorship club where more experienced skaters help out those who want to try new things or need help with hand holding when doing things like dropping in. Many times parents of our younger skaters also …

Safety gear for skateboarding — What to get and where to get it

Helmets — Protect your brain. If you’re under 18 helmets are mandatory at 100% Skate Club meet ups and events — but we think they’re beneficial for all ages. As most skaters can tell you, it only takes a little rock or someone snaking you to throw you to the ground and onto your head. Broken bones heal, but the …

A Look Back at What Flamingo Photography Workshop

On Saturday, June 17th, 2017 the What Flamingo Photography Workshop was lead by Marlene Hielema. She shared her skills and stoke for skateboard photography with this rad crew who will be documenting all girls skate tour later this week. Thanks, Marlene!