Posts Tagged ‘NYSS’

New York Skate Series Summer 16 Documentary

August 16, 2017

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Check out the feature length documentary of the New York Skate Series Summer 16 competitions created by Butter TV featuring the creators of the NYSS and the top three winners from all of 2016’s events. “The New York Skate Series, now in its third year, held three events in the summer of 2016: First in Brooklyn, second in Staten Island, and lastly in the Bronx. Get comfy because this is a long one. Watch as Adonis Taylor, Jesus Medina, Craig Benabu, and all the skaters/spectators involved take you through each event and relive some of the good times we all had in the process” – Butter TV.

NYSS Continental Army Plaza

August 9, 2017

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Check out the edit from the first New York Skate Series competition of the year. Stay tuned for more info on the next NYSS comp! “The first event from NYSS in 2017 which takes place at Continental Army Plaza in Brooklyn, NY. The format has changed which added tons of small prizes anyone can win through multiple mini competitions. Overall it was small, fun, and filled with positive vibes” – Butter TV.

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New York Skate Series Season 3: First Competition Saturday August 5th

August 2, 2017

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Once again it’s on! The third season of the New York Skate Series kicks off this Saturday in Brooklyn, at Continental Army Plaza. This first competition is going to be different than the standard format we’re all used to. This time the New York Skate Series will be hosting an open format challenge, dividing the prize money and rewarding as many people as possible through assigned challenges. Challenges include but are not limited to: long jump contest, high jump contest, and rail transfer contest. Make sure to RSVP via the Facebook event page and check the flyer below to see the tentative dates for the following NYSS competitions this year. More info and details below. Completed waiver required to compete.

Date: Saturday August 5, 2017.
Rain Date: Sunday August 6, 2017
Time: Registration & Warm-ups 11:00AM – 12:300PM / Competition 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Continental Army Plaza (South 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211)
Entrance Fee: $15.00 to compete. Donations appreciated.
Waiver: New York Skate Series 2017 Waiver
Directions:Google Maps Location

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NYSS Competition Saturday August 20th

August 15, 2016


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The grand finale of the New York Skate Series Summer 16 competitions is taking place this Saturday in the Bronx! This competition will be different than all the past NYSS events as it’s an open format competition. That means no one gets eliminated during the competition and the top 3 will be chosen from all the competitors. Best trick prizes will be given out after each round and an overall best trick winner will receive a free skate voucher from Rollerblade. Check out the Facebook Event page for more info. Competitors can pre-sign the waiver here and pre-pay the enrance fee here.

Date: Saturday August 20, 2016.
Time: Warm-ups 11:00AM – 12:300PM / Competition 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Harris Field (Paul Ave at 15 Stair Handrails btwn W 205th Street & Bedford Park Blvd W)
Entrance Fee: $15.00 to compete.
Google Maps Location

NYSS Competition Saturday July 23rd

July 18, 2016

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The second New York Skate Series competition of the Summer 16 series is this Saturday. This weekend the NYSS is hosting their competition in Staten Island with media coverage by Butter TV. Please be sure to check the Google Maps link below to plan out your travel options.

Date: Saturday July 23rd, 2016.
Time: Warm-ups 11:00AM – 2:00PM / 2:30PM – 5:30PM Competition
Location: P.S. 58 Space Shuttle Colombia School (77 Marsh Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314).
Entrance Fee: $15.00 to compete.
Google Maps Location

NYSS Competition Saturday June 18th

June 13, 2016


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The New York Skate Series starts off their Summer ’16 competition series this upcoming Saturday in Brooklyn, NY. It’s going down at the New York City Housing Authority Borinquen Plaza Community Center in Bushwick. Check out all the info on the flyer up top and get all the details / directions below. See you there!

Date: Saturday June 18, 2016.
Time: Warm-ups 11:00AM – 2:00PM / 2:30PM – 5:30PM Competition
Location: Borinquen Plaza Community Center (125 Humboldt St, Brooklyn, NY 11206).
Entrance Fee: $15.00 to compete.
Train Directions: L train to Montrose Ave.
Walking directions from the train station

New York Skate Series: EDS Street Session

May 31, 2016

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This memorial day weekend the New York Skate Series teamed up with I Roll NY in skating for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and a young blader, Steven White, who has EDS. We hosted an all day session sponsored by Rollerblade who was kind enough to provide a free skate voucher which local blader Malik Ashby won and in his support for EDS, gave to Steven to encourage him to stay strong and keep blading. Featuring skating from Zach Cramer, Pablo Munoz, Adonis Taylor, Joey Lunger, Andy Bodnar, and Tadd Labozzetta. Get more information on EDS and Steven’s story below.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a collection of heritable connective tissue disorders. We had the pleasure of meeting an 8 year-old named Steven White who has EDS and his dedicated mother, Yoly Ym, at our first event of the 2016 season. It’s awe inspiring to watch Steven skate, knowing that when the skates come off, he wears leg braces and sometimes uses a wheel chair. Steven is able to rollerblade, because his skates provide him with support, stability, and freedom that does not exist with other alternative sports or with most sports for that matter.

Why Zebra Stripes?
Doctors are taught the phrase “When you hear the sound of hooves, think horses, not zebras”. In medicine, “zebra” is used for a rare disease or condition. Doctors often assume that the simplest explanation is correct to avoid misdiagnosis with rare illnesses. But many medical professionals forget that “zebras” DO exist and so getting a diagnosis and treatment is more difficult for rare conditions. EDS is a rare condition and those with it are known as medical zebras.

Saturday NYSS Street Skate for EDS

May 26, 2016


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The New York Skate Series and I Roll NY are hosting a street session this memorial day weekend for a great cause. This Saturday we’re asking you to join us in skating for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and a young blader by the name of Steven White who suffers from the syndrome. Steven participated in the last NYSS competition and showed us his love and dedication to blading and we wanted to show him love back. This will be an all day session with a chance to win a free pair of Rollerblade brand skates. Check out all the info on the flyer above.

NYSS Astoria Jam Session Results

April 27, 2016


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Sunday, April 24th the New York Skate Series kicked off their 2016 season with a jam session at the Astoria skatepark sponsored by Rollerblade. There was a great turnout and it was a great way to bring in the good weather and reunite with the friends we haven’t seen in a while.


First place winner Augusto Castillo – X Grind

As the competition portion of the jam session came to an end, the judges had a tough decision separating first and second place, but a decision was made and Augusto Castillo came out on top, taking first place. Augusto won a voucher for a free pair of Rollerblade brand skates along with prize money. Joey Lunger and Trevor Johnson followed Augusto taking 2nd and 3rd place with Rollerblade soft goods, frames, and prize money. Check out our photo coverage below and see all the photos on the NYSS Facebook page.

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NYSS Astoria Jam Session + Shop & Swap

April 15, 2016

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Once again it’s on! To kick off the New York Skate Series official 2016 season, we’re bringing you a Rollerblade sponsored jam session, in collaboration with a Shop & Swap hosted by Daxslide Productions, where you can win a free pair of Rollerblade brand skates. Sign-up at www.nyskateseries.com

Date: Sunday April 24, 2016.
Time: Free Skate 12:00PM – 2:00PM / 2:00PM – 3:00PM Jam Session
Location: Astoria Skatepark.
Entrance Fee: $5.00 to enter the Jam Session.
Train Directions: N train to Astoria Ditmars Blvd.
Walking directions from the train station