CITE – A Celebration of Skateboard Arts and Culture

The Bentway and Build for Bokma announce CITE, a summer-long celebration of skateboard arts and culture launching on June 30 and officially opening The Bentway Skate Trail for the season.

Things kick off on opening weekend, June 30-July 1, with the reveal of a new art installation /skatepark featuring Semblance, skateable sculptures conceived and constructed by Build for Bokma which create a 3D terrain for boarders to ride on, as well as a site specific art installation by artist and skateboarder Pascal Paquette.

On subsequent weekends, CITE will offer a variety of workshops including learn to skateboard clinics, building skate sculptures, videography, screen printing, and designing skateboards; plus a speaker series. The Skate Trail with the Semblance sculptures will be open and available for skateboarding every day from 10am – 9pm.

CITE is an opportunity to advance Build for Bokma’s mission, bring new audiences to The Bentway, and serves as a response to Toronto’s new skateboard strategy to integrate skateparks in the future development of the city.

OPENING WEEKEND SCHEDULE

June 30, 2018

  • DJ sets by The Remix Project alumni
  • A marketplace of local skateboard merchandise
  • Pop-up film screenings from TUFF (Toronto Urban Film Festival)
  • Open skate
  • The Bentway Beer Garden featuring tasty treats from SPiN, live graffiti, and more

July 1, 2018

  • Local DJ sets
  • Live beats by Toronto-based DJ and producer Beat Sampras (7pm) and LA-based DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wolf (8:30pm)
  • A marketplace of local skateboard merchandise
  • The Bentway Beer Garden, Ping Pong, and other outdoor games
  • Skate demos and best trick showcase
  • Open skate
  • Meet and greet with the pros, including Vans athletes Leon ChapdelaineUna FarrarEtienne GagneAnnie Guglia, and Dustin Henry

SATURDAY LEARN TO SKATEBOARD WORKSHOPS (12 – 3 PM)
(Drop-in)

July 7 & July 28
CITE: Youth Skateboarding Workshop with Skate Loft and Babes Brigade

July 14, July 21, August 4, August 11
CITE: Youth Skateboarding Workshop with Skate Loft

SUNDAY WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE
(Advance Registration Required)

July 8 (10 AM – 4 PM)
Videography Workshop with James Morley

July 22 (10 AM – 5 PM)
Designing Skateboards Workshop with Morning Bell Skateboards

August 5 (10 AM – 5 PM)
Building Skate Sculptures Workshop with Gord Hardie

August 12 (10 AM – 12 PM, 3 – 5 PM)
Screen Printing Workshop with The Baitshop

Venue

The Bentway Skate Trail
250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto,OntarioM5V3K9
 

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