Located: Between the PNE and the Pacific Collesium in East Vancouver
outdoor / concrete / washrooms & phones
Three bowls and a small street course are available from dawn till dusk. snake run / half pipe [it's different], good coping everywhere, the big bowl is about 4 to 10 ft deep, spine, hips
DirecTions: on Renfrew between Pandora & Triumph, 2 blocks north of Hastings google.com/maps +49° 16' 59.71", -123° 2' 35.19"
We had a good session at hastings the other day. Summer brings the travellers. Met this dude Rok (shaved head and Maiden shirt) he was blastinging japan airs and benihanas. My freind Glen also took a couple of photos of me (Mike Telford, hat and no shirt). Mike T
So I turned onto the freeway headed toward North Vancouver only to find people standing next to there cars, oh no what now! Well a small police incident (somebody probably wanted to jump) had shut down the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge Canada Day at about 1 pm for 6 hours! I am sure there were a lot of choice words for that dude, not to mention the only other way across was the Lions Gate Bridge was also shut down briefly due to an accident.
Needless to say, Seylynne didn't happen for a lot of us as we naturally found our way to Hastings but that's ok by me as I haven't skated there in a while. As I got there late in the afternoon most of the crowd had dispersed but what the heck, here are some pictures to salvage the day.
Wee - arrWee.com
Shanice Creighton at Hastings Park. Photos by David Creighton
Alex Morrison - a long 5-0 grind to fakie
A couple of weeks back the forces of the universe felt it was time for Vancouverites to get stoked on skateboarding’s summer possibilities.
With the patchy weather ever so present this season, rolling around was a one or two day a week activity at most.
More often than not, a parking garage or moist skatepark was the terrain of (little) choice allotted to the masses.
Finally the weather decided to cooperate and provide a somewhat stable venue for Vancouver boys and girls to play.
Not only were the skies free from inconsistency, there was also further stimulus to be found and seen.
Two videos were set to be released; the first being Creature’s "Black Metal" and the second being Vox’s "Black & Blue".
This being known; the stoke of the seasonal start got trumped only by the news that a select squad from both of the teams would be in town too.
The first premiere was held at the Hastings Skatepark with a barbeque hosted by Antisocial skate shop.
The excitement was felt by all, whether it was through skating the large transitions, being spectators on the sidelines, and/or simple scarfing the hot dogs aplenty.
Once the cover of night fell, it was time to get the show on the road.
The biggest bowl in the park offered a great location to blast our retinas with Creature’s onslaught of gnar put to tape.
"Black Metal" is more of a montage compared to their last effort "Born Dead" and the running time is a bit longer so no doubt it was a visual feast to be had!
The second premiere was held at the Morrissey night club under the haze of drink and debauchery a few nights later.
While minors were unable to "officially" take vie of Vox’s hard work, many an adult enjoyed the select viewing.
With less of a transition based team then Creature, the Vox video proved itself to be versatile and powerful –watch out for Slash’s latest part!
Seeing as both videos are set to be freebees; no doubt you too will be able to take witness to the obstacle slaughter without any pain to your wallet.
Hastings, 2006 Halloween Bowl Series - Photos:Wee and Tyler Wong
The day started off bright and windy as hell as I went at Hastings park at 8am to squeegee the bowl after a rainstorm pounded the city the night before. Hoping the wind would dry the rest of the park come skate time, everyone was excited and ready to rip. 10am comes around and another big black mother of a cloud hovers over the city and dumps another shitload of water and wet snow on us and what a PISS OFF! Unsure of the outcome and hoping the weatherman is right by forecasting sunshine for the rest of day, blue sky was due west and indeed heading our way.
Shortly after 12 noon, the weatherman was right-on as the sunny sky was upon us while perhaps 5 or 6 of us were busy drying the park with torches and squeegees. By 1:30 guys were ripping it up and the show began. Free dogs and beverages were provided and many great prizes were given away by the local supporters.
The cast of the day included the likes of Darth Vader, Pirates, Skeletons and even Santa Clause. There were also dudes that were indescribable, ugly and disgusting. Guys like Pragnel, Priest and Chalmers were tearing it up with BIG AIRS and little guys like Tyler and James "The Front Side Kid" were skating beyond their natural abilites, are just ripping it up and having a great time! And it was! In my opinion, the Bowl Series is a gathering of great local skaters doing their stuff in a great atmosphere and just having a good time where the battle of egos is non existent. This is the way it should be and this is the way it is. It is also way of life and the Halloween Bowl Series is the best one of all!
Thanks again to Seb, Chris Perry, all the supporters and organizers for this unorganized event! This was a fantastic season.
2006 King of Bowl series Bonus Contests
October 01, & 29, 2006
King of Bowl is Danny Hagge
Squamish Bowl - Sunday October 01, 2006
Hastings Bowl - Sunday October 29, 2006 - costumes manditory
contests start about 1PM
Hastings, Oct 06, 2006 - Photos: Wee &Tyler Wong
anthony hancock - hastings - photo:miwa marshall
James - Front air - Hastings, 6/25/06 - Photo:Gilmore
frontside kid James - He is 11, East Van kid, rips Hastings and Bonsor
Front side kid
Antislam @ Hastings Bowl, Aug 2006 - Photo:Tyler Wong
the new face lift we gave hastings, summer 2006 - photos:bryan ball
AntiSlam @ Hastings
Aug 25th & 26th, 2006
Aug 25th & 26th
A.N.T.I. S.L.A.M ( another new talented individual skating late after midnight )
good music, swag and more.
The over all goal of putting on this JAM is to give skaters a chance to be a part of something great.
rider: travis harris
location/venue: hastings skatepark
date photo taken: april 2006
Travis H - hastings skate park
Frontside in the deep - Hastings Park, Aug 05, 2005 - Photo:Tyler Wong
rider: Wee Wong
comment/trick:Frontside in the deep end
date photo taken: Aug 16, 2005
photographer: Tyler Wong
rider: travis harris - hastingsloco
location/venue: hastings skatepark
date photo taken: may 2005
there is a new park that is almost finished in Port Coquitlam. It has sweet lines much like Hastings with some over vert like Bonsor. Wee Ming Wong - autoRepairsRWee.com, skater owned & operated
Skating On Air
from Cody Maky
Wee Ming Wong - Hastings Bowl
Mike T. - FS 5-0 - Hastings Bowl
unofficial last stop of the bowl series
Sunday Sept 19 2004
the Bowl Series starts on Canada day and runs every other Sunday. This year it started at
» White Rock
» Whistler where Eve Feaver from PUSH board shop was named the King of bowl. Competitors so far in the series include Dave Priest, Jamie Sherritt, Steve Lang, & Dan Mitchell
» unofficial last gasp of the bowl series is at Hastings bowl on September 19