9/20/2017We just completed the 3rd stop for 2017 at the Pedlow Skatepark and it was a blast! we uploaded a gallery or two in the photo gallery section and posted the results. Time to prep for Stop #4 at the Skatelabin Simi Valley. It's been a couple of years since we had one there so we ARE PROUD to be returning!
Tonight I am bringing the site back to life from a older backup. It has been down a few weeks. Please be patient and everything will be put up to date in the next few days as we have the contest at THE COVE in Santa Monica on Saturday. Come on out and SKATE!
Please note if you haven't already we had a few schedule changes several weeks back so see the flyer on the 2017 events Page or the homepage. We also usually update our Facebook Page a lot more often, but stuff gets buried there and become hard to find.
Venice was another stellar turn out for the girls of skateboarding, all ages, from Legend Patti McGee signing autographs in the Juice booth to our littlest girls facing off in their first contest "the Pup Cup". Many, many thanks to our SPONSORS, the City of Los Angeles and Venice Recreation and Parks for making this happen for all the girls! Mayor Eric Garcetti, Commissioner Pilar Diaz, Superintendent Robert Davis, Recreation and Parks Victor Jauregui, Fred Ealey and Lance Lemond. Naugles did a "Hippie Jump" for the ladies and our smallest lady went under instead of over ...with style! Please check out the links from the press.. great photos all by different shooters. Thank you to our volunteers!
Judges: Dennis Martinez, Earl Okinaka, Steve Wright
Announcer: legend Jim Gray
Spinning tunes: DJ KRZA
Registration; Sharon Gelfand
Product and prizes: Kimi Kallman
Thank you again for all your support and hope to see everyone in 2018!
Heidi Lemmon, Jeff Greenwood, Earl Okinaka
Skateboard Hall of Fame & Sponsor Cindy Whitehead with dare devil Tracie Garacochea and X Games Silver medalist Jordyn Barratt.
Hanna Zanzi winner of Vans US Open 2016, skateboard legend and pioneer Patti McGee (cover LIFE Magazine)and Legendary extreme sports athlete and photographer the amazing Gale Webb!
Venice Papparazi coverage photos by Chris Hooten
Girl Is Not A 4 Letter Word Coverage photos by Ian Logan
Concretedisciples.com Coverage photos by Jeff Greenwood
Juice Magazine Coverage photos by Dan Levy
Sponsor & Commissioner photos by Heidi K Lemmon
the Finals are here on 11/19/2016! A couple of things to know:
- This is a Private residence!!! Respect the owners and the property so we can come back!
- Whiskey and Knives is slated to play on Saturday, most likely between contest heats.
- Park across the Street in the Church parking lot. Please don't block any of the neighbors driveways or houses!
- the will be a BBQ and a few basic supplies, but if you want to bring some meet and Beers that is A.O.K. with the management!
- It is free and open to all to compete!
- Bring a new unwrapped toy for the LOST IN LA Toy Drive collection. (For ages 1 -16)
We've announced the 3rd Series Date today, it is September 10th and the Academy Skatepark in Vista California. This is our first vert ramp addition to the series. How is that for a change of pace.
We kicked off this year with a great event at Fontana North skatepark. A sizable crew made it out in spite of a good chance of rain. We pulled it off with help from just about everyone who came to skate or watch!
In our first ever longest carve contest Nick Daiello cleared the farthest carve over the cones in the winner take all $50 gift certificate and deck from Concrete Disciples.
This year we are kicking things off with a Ghost Jam at the Humpbowl. Due largely in part by the lack of Ghost Jams last year. Come out and get dirty at the Hump Bowl March 26th. If your not familiar within what these are, they are a BBQ skatejam for the competitors sponsors and volunteers (no Contest!). If you fit into any one of these categories your welcome to attend.
Vans Orange Date Change
We have changed the date for the Vans Combi Finale Contest to Nov. 1st. New flyer is posted and the dates on the old flyer and t-shirt are now really incorrect. Sorry for the hassle.
Fontana Date Change
We have changed the date for the Fontana Contest to August 15th. new flyer is posted and the dates on the old flyer and t-shirt are now incorrect. Sorry for the hassle.
2015 Schedule has been released today, check it out (click the 2015 Events Link in the navigation) http://ogjamseries.com/2015-events
We are in the process of putting together the 2015 schedule. We'll probably have it nailed down middle of March 2015.
In the meantime check out J. Greenwood's pics from The Yard Ghost Jam in Palm Springs, November 2014.