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Skateboarding

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  • Ellicott City's The Good Roll Shop & Gallery combines art and skateboarding

    Ellicott City's The Good Roll Shop & Gallery combines art and skateboarding
    Ellicott City’s Main Street has long attracted antique collectors and boutique shoppers. Now, it also draws skateboarders. “The skateboarding community really needed a local shop,” says Tim LeBon, owner of the new The Good Roll Shop &...
  • Skatepark in Hampden officially opens May 3

    Skatepark in Hampden officially opens May 3
    Putting on his knee and elbow pads at "pool" side in Roosevelt Park, Bob Pribble, a silver-haired employee of a hedge fund management firm, didn't fit the stereotype of a skateboarding enthusiast. But Pribble, 49, of Annapolis, said he has been...
  • Ground to be broken for skateboarding park in Hampden

    Ground to be broken for skateboarding park in Hampden
    A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Tuesday for the first phase of a skateboarding park in Hampden. The $180,000 "skatepark," as it is called, will be built within Roosevelt Park on West 36th Street near Falls Road, starting with a 5,000-square-foot...
  • Skateboarders jump for joy as ground is broken for park

    Skateboarders jump for joy as ground is broken for park
    Skateboarding enthusiast Stephanie Murdock was 21 when she placed an ad in the Baltimore City Paper in 2004, looking for help in bringing a skate park to Hampden. "This is going to be easy," she thought. Nine years of hard work later, Murdock, now...
  • OC Dew Tour beefs up involvement with local community

    OC Dew Tour beefs up involvement with local community
    The Dew Tour is coming to Ocean City two months earlier than last year in hopes of catching bigger waves, and the town will be packed with extreme-sports fans paying homage to this shrine to surfing, skateboarding and BMX. The five-day competition...
  • Pro skateboarder Bucky Lasek returning to Maryland a hometown hero

    Pro skateboarder Bucky Lasek returning to Maryland a hometown hero
    Bucky Lasek, dressed like a typical skateboarder in a plaid button-up and khaki pants, is in disguise. "I just grew this beard and mustache," said Lasek, pointing to his scruffy facial hair. "I think that's why people don't recognize me." Over lunch...
  • Organizer of skateboard park rolling toward city funding deadline

    Organizer of skateboard park rolling toward city funding deadline
    Baltimore City's $75,000 grant offer to the Skatepark of Baltimore still stands — but not for much longer. It's a matching grant with an expiration deadline of May 31, which means that supporters of a planned skateboarding park in Hampden have less...
  • Skatepark of Baltimore reaches fundraising goal for skateboard facility in Hampden

    Skatepark of Baltimore, Inc., the nonprofit group that has been raising money to build a facility in Hampden for skateboarders, has raised more than the $75,000 it needed to qualify for a promised matching grant from the Baltimore City Department of...
  • Commentary: Four men in Florida stand their ground and two of them wind up dead

    You miss so much when you're dead. When you are 17 and your life is snuffed out in an instant, it means you will never go to your high school prom or see your girlfriend again or graduate or go to college. It means you will never kiss your mother good...
  • 2nd suspect arrested in LOVE Park assault

    Philadelphia police have arrested two people in connection with an assault on a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation ranger in LOVE Park on Friday, law enforcement sources said.   A man whom a police source identified as Curtis Tanner, 19, was taken into...
  • Jay Adams dies at 53; legendary skateboarder

    Jay Adams dies at 53; legendary skateboarder
    Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams, who was one of the edgy "Z-Boys" of the sport featured in the widely heralded 2001 documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" and portrayed in the 2005 film "Lords of Dogtown," died Friday while on an extended surf vacation in...
  • Jay Adams, legendary skateboarder portrayed in 'Lords of Dogtown,' dies at 53

    Jay Adams, legendary skateboarder portrayed in 'Lords of Dogtown,' dies at 53
    Jay Adams, a California beach boy who became a seminal figure in skateboarding as a member of the Zephyr Skate Team portrayed in the 2005 film “Lords of Dogtown,” has died. He was 53. Adams was on an extended surf vacation in Mexico when...