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January 2019

2019’s SkateIDSA Kickoff Weekend in Review – See Your Ultraskate Winners!

By |2019-01-27T13:46:46-05:00January 27th, 2019|

Have you seen yourself? Don't miss out on this year's official photo gallery by Jim Harris: VIEW IT HERE Over almost as soon as it began: 2019's Miami Ultraskate is in the books and the muscles of our 75+ contenders should be healing (or healed) by now. 24 hours of nonstop action brought us 1 new [...]

NEW – SkateIDSA T-Shirts

By |2019-01-04T18:10:45-05:00January 4th, 2019|

Are you a member of SkateIDSA yet? Aside from being able to participate in cutting-edge racing in all IDSA sanctioned events, your membership comes with perks that are NEW for 2019! Grab your OFFICIAL Dry-Fit SkateIDSA T-shirt at any sanctioned event - included with your yearly membership subscription. Come for the shirt, get your membership [...]

October 2018

Meet the Board: SkateIDSA’s James Peters

By |2018-10-17T11:32:49-04:00October 17th, 2018|

SkateIDSA’s Rule Committee Director, James Peters, on looking back at distance skateboarding, hosting a successful event, and the future of racing. Meet James Peters, if you haven't already. He's the godfather of LDP and the original 24-Hour Ultraskate host. To pinpoint the origin of LDP as the term we've come to use in our daily [...]

Meet the Board: SkateIDSA’s Kaspar Heinrici

By |2018-10-09T22:56:11-04:00October 10th, 2018|

SkateIDSA's Resident Designer, Kaspar Heinrici, on making life work around skateboarding, what makes a great event, and how SkateIDSA functions best. Meet Kaspar Heinrici. He's an insanely talented artist and definitely one of the fastest 1-mile skaters: in 2014, Kaspar broke the world record for the fastest 1-mile sprint on a skateboard, and that edge never [...]

SkateIDSA Women’s Spotlight: Saskia Tromp

By |2018-10-08T18:35:11-04:00October 9th, 2018|

SkateIDSA’s 2017 Women’s Ultraskate world record setter on women in skateboarding, her goals for the future, and erasing limitations. Saskia Tromp is the biggest name is women's distance skateboarding: In 2017, she dominated the Dutch Ultraskate and not only broke the previous world record of 225 miles, but went on to set the bar especially [...]

September 2018

Meet the Board: SkateIDSA’s Andrew Andras

By |2018-09-27T13:00:22-04:00September 27th, 2018|

SkateIDSA's record-setting board member, Andrew Andras, on the growth of skateboarding, what makes an athlete, and his future in endurance sports. Meet Andrew Andras. He's the first human to ever push 300+ miles on his skateboard in 24 hours, a determined endurance athlete, an esteemed lieutenant for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, an expert event host, a [...]

SkateIDSA Women’s Spotlight: Anne Palmer

By |2018-09-25T12:33:20-04:00September 25th, 2018|

SkateIDSA's 2014-2017 Women's 50+ Champion on overcoming adversity, being an inspiration, and her humble roots in skateboarding. Anne Palmer has been a staple competitor in women's long distance skateboarding for years now. She's outlasted the best of them at the 24-hour Miami Ultraskate, and duked it out with the rest of them at the Adrenalina [...]

SkateIDSA Women’s Spotlight: Hope Jackson

By |2018-09-16T12:19:29-04:00September 17th, 2018|

SkateIDSA's 2017 Women's Overall Champion on the accessibility of distance skateboarding, her achievements, and women in the sport. Hope Jackson blasted into the distance skateboarding scene in 2017 with a monstrous victory in the PNW Race Series, encompassing The BendBeatdown, Push in the Woods, and Centennial Sk8 Fest. As a competitor in every race with [...]

Meet the Board: SkateIDSA’s Joner Strauss

By |2018-09-14T12:23:27-04:00September 14th, 2018|

SkateIDSA's President on skateboarding education, his next race, and where it all began. Meet Joner Strauss. He's not only the founder and current president of SkateIDSA, but infinitely more: he's an expert event organizer and an educational program designer in skateboarding for kids of all disciplines. Joner's been building pumptracks with Velosolutions for the last [...]