Skatelab

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Skatelab opened in 1997 and houses a skatepark, the Skateboard Museum and the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. It is located at 4226 Valley Fair Street, Simi Valley, California, United States (US).

The 20,000 square foot facility was built by Team Pain Skate Parks of Winter Springs, Florida and was the first skatepark in America to use Finland Birch on its ramps. The skateboard museum, was the first of its kind, and contains an extensive collection of vintage skateboards, and other skateboarding memorabilia.[1]

Skatelab is co-owned by punk singer, baseball coach and retired major-league baseball player, Scott Radinsky, and partner Todd Huber.

Skatepark features[edit]

The two rooms feature multiple skateboard ramps and quarter pipes and in the back (outside) is a 6-foot half pipe and a new 2-foot mini pipe has just opened. The first room has 10 quarter pipes, fun boxes, two rails and a 4 stair.

In the second room, there are large quarter pipes such as a 12-foot-tall (3.7 m) Matix ramp, a fly box, euro gaps, hubba's, two flat rails, two roll in's and a gap over the door. There's also a bowl with a 10-foot-deep (3.0 m) end and a 8 stair with rail.

Merchandise[edit]

Skatelab also has a large range of merchandise including various t-shirts and skateboard clothes that are sold in many stores worldwide, including the CaliBurger Premium Cali Eco-system.

Skateboard Museum[edit]

The world's largest skateboard museum can be found at Skatelab. It houses over 5,000 vintage skateboards, scooters and other items of skateboard memorabilia dating from the 1960s to present day. The museum is open to the public and admission is free.[2]

Skateboarding Hall of Fame[edit]

Created in 2009, the Skateboarding Hall of Fame also resides at Skatelab. It recognizes and honors the history of skateboarding and those influential figures who have significantly shaped skateboarding and culture throughout the years. Inductees are selected by representatives from the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame (ISHOF). The inaugural induction ceremony was held on October 24, 2009[3] at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA.[4]

Inductees[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

  • Gregg Carroll (1960s)
  • Jim Muir (1970s Era One)
  • Steve Olson (70s Era Two)
  • Lance Mountain (1980s Era One)
  • Natas Kaupas (1980s Era Two)
  • Laurie Turner (1960s Women)
  • Ellen Oneal (1970s Women)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Skatepark webpage. Skatelab website. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  2. ^ Skateboard Museum webpage. Skatelab website. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  3. ^ Skateboarding Hall of Fame webpage. Skatelab website. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  4. ^ "Skateboarding Hall of Fame’s First Inductees". Medit8. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Danny Way Inducted Into The Skateboard Hall of Fame". Danny Way. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "2010 Skateboarding Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced". International Association of Skateboard Companies. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  7. ^ " "Skateboarding Hall Of Fame 2012 Inductees". I Skate Therefore I Am. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Cave, Steve. "4th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees". About.com Guide. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Hall of Fame inductees webpage. Skatelab website. Retrieved 2010-08-09.

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