[INSTA CONTEST] #SKATEHOUR: Skate and Donate to Keep Skatistan Rolling!

On a mission to help with their latest campaign ‘Keep Skateistan Rolling’, we have teamed up with Cooler Mag and the charity for a special hour intended to get everyone on board. This Saturday 19th July at 6pm GMT/10am PST (google for other times) we want everyone to get on a board all over the world! Whether it’s a quick push down the road, a few ollies or an hour at the park, take a picture, put it on Instagram with #SkateHour and your location (see example below). Then donate to Skateistan.

Skate and donate! All it takes is a matter of minutes to do something good and help us get an awesome collection of snaps from around the world.

Plus there are prizes from VansWeSCVolcomRoxy, Lovenskate and Stance Socks up for grabs for those who tag a picture in that hour and donate. We will choose our favourites for a special gallery and online vote!

Find out more on the campaign to Keep Skateistan Rolling here.


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MAHFIA partnered with Clutched Key Collective and Group Y to host a second MAHFIA Sessions in Portland, Oregon for women in the action sports industry, titled “Speaking To Women Authentically: Tools To Start The Conversation.” The three-day event began on Thursday, June 19 and featured a networking happy hour at Rontoms hosted by Nikita, a panel/roundtable workshop at Union/Pine on Friday and wrapped up on Saturday, international Go Skateboarding Day, as attendees participated in a private girls skate session/clinic hosted by Skate Like a Girl Portland and XS Helmets. For more info: groupynetwork.com/mahfia-sessions-portland/

“Everyone agrees the current state needs improving,” commented Founder of Clutched Key Collective Jen Lorentzen. “Working together as women is how we find new and effective ways to engage female participants and continue to grow our industry. It’s all about opportunity and this round table was a great example of that.”

Round table leaders included Lorentzen as well as Global Creative Manager of K2 Snowboarding Jessie Cote, Founder of YoBeat Brooke Geery, Co-founder of non-profit organization Skate Like a Girl Nancy Chang and Founder of MAHFIA Kim Woozy. The incredible diversity of participants were full of insight, passion and lively debates, a perfect cross-pollination of people looking to connect with women of action sports.

“One insight from the event was a consensus that women want to see women like themselves using the product–and in the action sports industry, that means leveraging your athletes,” commented MAHFIA founder Kim Woozy. “It’s all about being authentic, and athletes are just that. They are the voice in every dimension of consumer engagement–from product insight, to generating media content, to community events.”

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An edit from surfer/ filmmaker Hayley Gordon featuring surfing and shenigans by Sara Taylor. 

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Vanessa Torres

Lacey Baker

Leticia Bufoni

Sold out stadium in Austin, Texas.

View the full gallery here. 

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MAHFIA Sessions // powered by Group Y [PORTLAND, OR]

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