We had a nice surprise on the FedEx truck today when some of June’s Nike SB shoes hit the shelves today! Included are a cool ripstop blue Dunk Mid, a Brazil-inspired Dunk Low, really clean updates to the Koston 2 and Team Edition, as well as a kids-only colorway in the P-Rod 6. All are available right now in the store and online now.
We are proud to bring the Volcom crew back to Cacka for this years Wild In The Parks contest series tour. This will be the third time we’ve hosted this event, and every time some amazing skateboarding has gone down. The date is Saturday, June 1st, and it’s FREE to enter as always. There will be three divisions – 14 and under, 15 and up, and Open- with a cash prize of $500 for the winner of the Open division! You can pre-register at Volcom’s WITP site here, or if you prefer you can register at the skatepark at 10am sharp! There will be free food & drinks for everyone, so come on down and get summer started off right!
If you didn’t know already, we have our very own Tumblr. It features a ton of outtake photos that we don’t usually use on the website or our Facebook page as well as inside looks into what we do here at Vertical. It’s definitely worth a look and if you’ve got a Tumblr yourself, it’s worth a follow. You can find us here: http://verticalurge.tumblr.com/
When we conceived the initial ideas for building an indoor skateboard park in Raleigh we had a 10 year plan. The plan was to provide a well built, well designed, well maintained, easily accessed and safe indoor skateboard facility for Raleigh and the surrounding Triangle area. Almost 10 years have come and passed, and it is with a heavy heart that we announce that Saturday, August 31st will be the last day of operation for Project 58 Skatepark. We are very proud of what P-58 has stood for during it’s existence, and are very honored for it to have played a major part in not only our immediate community, but the entire mid-Atlantic skateboard scene. Through countless demo’s, contests, events, and camps we hope we have been able to affect many skateboarders lives in a positive manner.
Unfortunately, all great things must come to an end. For almost a decade we have experienced escalating costs in expenses, insurance, materials, and maintenance and we have absorbed these losses for quite some time. Part of this was out of our control, and part of it was, of course, due to our great location. At this point we’ve decided as a group that it is time to close the doors to the skatepark forever and focus solely on the operation of Vertical Urge. We will always remember the fun times and especially the truly gifted people we have encountered during this past decade – many of whom will be a large part of our lives forever. We feel it goes without saying that our skateboard scene would not be what it is and where it is today were it not for Project’s existence and the sacrifice and collective efforts of dozens of talented people involved in running, maintaining, and documenting it’s legacy it over the years. Project 58 will always have a special place in our hearts and our history here at Vertical.
We have a full slate of events including contests, demos, skateboard camps, cookouts and more planned for this summer, as we fully intend to celebrate Project 58 for what it has been to so many local skateboarders for the past decade – home.
We will not be renewing memberships moving forward, so from today until the August 31st you will simply pay your existing rate to skate, even if your membership happens to expire. Thanks to the entire skateboard community for your support of Project 58 for the past decade.